Five Quick, Easy and Cheap Brown Bag Recipes

Send your kids off to school with a healthy yet inexpensive lunch.

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Sept. 5, 2008 — -- Back-to-school time is here, and "Good Morning America" food editor Sara Moulton has five quick, inexpensive meals that parents can make for their children's lunches. Brown bagging just got a whole lot better! Check out these simple lunchtime meals and check out the "GMA" recipe archive for more breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas.

For the sauce:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Make the sauce: Combine the peanut butter, hoisin sauce, scallions, lime juice, soy sauce, ginger, toasted sesame oil and hot sauce to taste in a food processor and purée until smooth.

Add the fettuccine to the pot of water, stir and boil for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Set aside 1 cup of the pasta cooking liquid, drain the pasta and combine with the sesame peanut sauce, the reserved cooking liquid, chicken and peas and stir well.Courtesy of Sara Moulton

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