Lunch Recipes

Lunch recipes are listed in alphabetical order

Balsamic Kale & Chicken Sausage Pizza via Real Food by Dad

Balsamic Kale & Chicken Sausage Pizza

Posted on Feb 25th, 2015

We love pizza in my home and this Balsamic Kale & Chicken Sausage Pizza is no exception. It's full of flavor and the crust, well the crust - it…

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Beefy Enchilada Melt by Real Food by Dad

Beefy Enchilada Melt

Posted on Aug 12th, 2014

I'm all about summertime shortcuts. Beef enchiladas are a regular thing in my home, but beefy enchilada melts are a new found…

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Buffalo Chicken & Potato Casserole | Real Food by Dad

Buffalo Chicken and Potato Casserole

Posted on Mar 17th, 2015

Let's do bar food meets casserole. Sure, its unorthodox, but this is what happens when it's my turn to make dinner—most times, I don't have…

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Buffalo Wing Melt from Real Food by Dad

Buffalo Chicken Wing Melt

Posted on Jan 25th, 2015

Well, don't say I didn't warn you - Buffalo Chicken Wing Melt. Can you feel your arteries hardening? I figured it's the end of January, so we…

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Butternut Squash Tortellini Bake via Real Food by Dad

Butternut Squash Tortellini Bake

Posted on Oct 26th, 2014

The waffle iron is broken (probably from overuse!), I was out of bacon and most of the cheese in the house was depleted. In fact, the refrigerator…

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Caribbean Chicken Tacos with Real Food by Dad copy

Caribbean Chicken Tacos

Posted on Aug 5th, 2014

Fast and easy meals are a must around here. But having enough fast and easy recipes to please everyone in the family isn't always so easy. And as…

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Carne Asada Pizza | Real Food by Dad

Carne Asada Pizza

Posted on Mar 8th, 2015

Pizza is a big deal in my home. My family will gladly eat a simple cheese or chicken pizza 2-3 times a week, but sometimes I need something more,…

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Cheddar and Jalapeno Turkey Waffle Melt via Real Food by Dad

Cheddar & Jalapeno Turkey Waffle Melt

Posted on Sep 7th, 2014

I'm still stuck on waffl'n. As long as everyone is enjoying them, why not—right? I'm sure at some point it will jump the shark, but until then I'm…

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Cheeseburger Casserole via Real Food by Dad

Cheeseburger Casserole

Posted on Sep 14th, 2014

I'm always up for a casserole. Especially when we are juggling school schedules, baseball games and the daily baby stuff. And make it a cheeseburger…

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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs via Real Food by Dad

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Posted on Jul 29th, 2014

If you haven't guessed by now, I'm a huge sandwich fan. You can find some of my standbys here, here, here and here. So while I could have stuffed…

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Chicken Ranch Casserole via Real Food by Dad

Chicken Ranch Casserole

Posted on Jul 8th, 2014

Summer. My favorite time of year. The weather is perfect (as usual here), fruit is abundant, the beach is 15 minutes away, and the boys are out of…

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Naan Pizza by Real Food by Dad

Chicken, Pancetta and Broccoli Naan Pizza

Posted on Aug 14th, 2014

I'm all about fast and easy lately. The end of summer is closing in on us and my boys are determined to make every day count. That means lots…

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SmashChicken Classic Sandwich via Real Food by Dad

Copycat SmashBurger Chicken Sandwich

Posted on Apr 27th, 2014

It was a typical weekend full of baseball madness here. Games, practices, hanging out at the fields, several trips to the snack bar. I am wiped out.…

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie by Real Food by Dad

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Posted on Sep 9th, 2014

This has always been one of my favorite comfort dishes. And up until recently, I would either buy it or bribe Naomi to make it—now I make it when I…

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Easy Stuffed Rolled Chicken via Real Food by Dad

Easy Stuffed Rolled Chicken

Posted on May 15th, 2014

How do you give your kids a vote in meal planning? I mean, aside from pizza, burgers, chicken tenders...cereal. Easy! You give them one of your…

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Grilled Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper Crepe Quesadilla via Real Food by Dad

Grilled Chicken and Roasted Red Peppers Crepe-Quesadilla

Posted on Feb 12th, 2015

It's a crepe, it's a quesadilla   .  .  .  its something. Couldn't come up with a clever name without laughing. But it's really good. Sure, I…

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Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza via Real Food by Dad

Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza

Posted on Apr 13th, 2014

We are a pretty darn simple family, in every way possible, and we wouldn't have that any other way. Sure, life is pretty chaotic and crazy at times,…

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Pizza via RealFoodbyDad

How to make pizza crust

Posted on Oct 7th, 2014

We are all about quick and easy meals in our home, and pizza is no exception. Along with being easy & fun to make and inexpensive to construct,…

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Pesto and Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese via Real Food by Dad

How to make the Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Posted on Apr 15th, 2014

As you will learn if you visit this site regularly, we love cheese here in the Robinson house. While I know it's not always the healthiest addition…

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Bratwurst Hot Tub

Johnsonville Brat Hot Tub

Posted on Oct 25th, 2014

There is nothing fancy about this dish, but don't be fooled by its humble appearance. It is so full of flavor and comes together quickly and easily.…

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Killer Ham and Cheese Melt via Real Food by Dad

Killer Ham and Cheese Melt

Posted on May 8th, 2014

I am having the time of my life with this blog. The cooking, the baking, the writing, the photography, the social media aspect to it, you name it.…

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Mac-n-Cheese Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches from Real Food by Dad

Mac-n-Cheese Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches

Posted on Jun 8th, 2014

I love when I see something on sale, especially when it's buy one get one free, or to put it another way, 2 for 1. And why shouldn't that apply to…

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Beefy Nacho Casserole from Real Food by Dad

Mexican Beefy Nacho Casserole

Posted on May 13th, 2014

What the heck happened to free time? Seriously, every time I think we may have some, we don't. School, baseball schedules, doctor's appointments,…

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Oven Roasted Jerk Chicken Kabobs by Real Food by Dad

Oven Roasted Jerk Chicken Kabobs

Posted on May 29th, 2014

I rarely believed my friends when they would tell me how their newborn was already sleeping through the night. Until now. Our little guy Connor, who…

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Philly Cheese Steak Pull-Apart Bread | Real Food by Dad

Philly Cheese Steak Pull Apart Bread

Posted on Mar 15th, 2015

I have to say, I'm pretty excited to be sharing this Philly cheese steak pull apart bread with you. The idea of it is pretty ridiculous, so I knew it…

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Pulled Chicken Sandwich from Real Food by Dad

Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Posted on Nov 9th, 2014

Holiday madness is here and I'm arming myself with some easy recipes, like this Pulled Chicken Sandwich. I promised Cole we would go crazy…

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Sausage and Peppers Fettucine from Real Food by Dad

Sausage and Peppers Fettuccine

Posted on Sep 18th, 2014

I should clarify, that's Sausage and Peppers Fettuccine with some spinach. I know the traditional sausage and peppers is just that—sausage and…

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Shepherd's Pie Pocket from Real Food by Dad

Shepherd’s Pie Pockets

Posted on Jul 17th, 2014

I've always been a decent multi-tasker, but with the recent birth of our third son (7 weeks old), I am quickly becoming a multi-tasking machine. We…

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwich from Real Food by Dad

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Posted on Jun 17th, 2014

When the boys are around and the TV is on, it's baseball, basketball or Spongebob. And while I am a big fan of all 3 (yes, ALL 3), I need a little…

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Spicy Hawaiin Carnita Tacos via Real Food by Dad

Spicy Hawaiian Carnitas Tacos

Posted on Feb 8th, 2015

The slow cooker is where it's at these days, especially when it turns out food like these Spicy Hawaiian Carnitas Tacos. I'm all about prep, drop and…

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Sriracha Mac & Cheese Vegetable Bake

Posted on Feb 18th, 2015

Everyone knows pretty much all kids love mac & cheese. But not all kids are so fond of veggies. Lucky for me, my little guy loves…

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Sriracha Sloppy Joes with Roasted Jalapenos | Real Food by Dad

Sriracha Sloppy Joes with Roasted Jalapenos

Posted on Jan 29th, 2015

Yes, I'm on a sriracha run. It's one of those spicy condiments that's not too spicy for my humble palate. Although as of late, my heat tolerance is…

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Easy Summer Veggie Tart with Real Food by Dad

Summer Vegetable Tart

Posted on Jul 31st, 2014

Where's the beef, chicken, pork . . . meat anything? Nope. Well at least not here, not today. Although, yes, I did have grilled chicken with this…

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Taco Pasta Salad from Real Food by Dad copy

Taco Pasta Salad

Posted on Apr 17th, 2014

Since my wife is pregnant, I have learned to pick up many of the cooking duties around here. And to my surprise, I absolutely love it (hence the…

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Taco Pizza via Real Food by Dad

Taco Pizza

Posted on Jul 15th, 2014

What do you do when half of your family wants pizza for dinner and the other half wants tacos? You give them both, in this all-in-one mash-up Taco…

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Tequila Lime Chicken Quesadilla via Real Food by Dad

Tequila Chicken Quesadillas

Posted on Jun 15th, 2014

Another awesome Father's Day has come and gone. And when I say awesome, it was perfect. Not because we did anything particularly exciting, but…

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Tex Mex Salad via Real Food by Dad

Tex Mex Salad

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2015

Yeah, I know, salad. But at least it's one that's full of goodies. And after all it's January, so I know many of you are doing detox, roll-backs,…

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Texas Chicken Nachos

Posted on Jan 13th, 2015

This is a carb-less play on the popular Texas Cheese Fries. I'm not a carb counter, but I'm also not a huge fry guy so, chicken seemed like a great…

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Trashy Huevos Rancheros via Real Food by Dad

Trashy Huevos Rancheros

Posted on Oct 9th, 2014

Huevos Rancheros and Doritos, why not? Trashed-up classics are a regular occurrence in our home, as I'm sure it is in many of yours. I just happen to…

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Turkey and Waffles {that’s waffled stuffing!}

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2014

Waffled stuffing—you knew I had to go there. I would waffle ice cream if it were possible - hmm, maybe. But today, let's talk about waffled…

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Waffled Tuna Melt with Real Food by Dad

Waffled Tuna Melt

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2014

Lunch happens quickly around my home, whether it's during the week when I'm blogging or the weekends when we are between baseball games and family…

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Waffled Zucchini Fritter with Poached Egg and Grilled Chicken | Real Food by Dad

Waffled Zucchini Fritters

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2015

I'm back to my waffling ways with these Waffled Zucchini Fritters. A perfect topper to some grilled chicken, greens, and a poached egg. It's a…

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