10. Gallo Pinto
This dish of red beans and rice originated in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, but it is scrumptious no matter where you eat it. Plus it’s versatile—you can serve gallo pinto with eggs for breakfast and then send your kids to school with a serving of the rice alongside a piece of meat or fish for lunch.

11. Ajiaco
This hearty stew is common in Cuba and Colombia. Loaded with potato, chicken, corn, vegetables and a ton of flavor, this delicious lunch is sure to satisfy your kids. Fill up a thermos of comfort food that they can enjoy when lunch rolls around.