Tag Archives: Lunch

Back-to-School Lunches

Children everywhere are back to school this month. That means parents everywhere are back to making lunches and arguing over homework. We may not be able to help with the homework, but we can help you come up with some new ideas that will make lunch-packing a little less stressful.

PBJ Burrito: My son loves PBJ. He even does a little song and dance about it when he opens his lunch every day. I love giving him what he wants, but I hate to give him the same thing every day. This option makes his lunch a little different, but it still supplies his favorite ingredients.

Homemade Lunchable: My daughter loves lunchables, but I hate buying them. This option allows me to place items in her lunch that are a little healthier, but still caters to the types of food she likes.

Mac n Cheese: Since I am gluten-free we do not consume Mac n Cheese much at home. By making a box and packing it in thermoses for my kids they can still enjoy their favorite without it interfering too much in my meals. It also packs easily and tastes good whether it is warm or cold.

School Lunch: Bringing Back the Lunch!

It’s the most, wonderful time, of the year! Or at least it is when you’re a parent that has been stuck at home all summer with your kids. Just kidding. I love my kids. But I am definitely ready for them to be back in school full-time. I like my routine, and while summer is fun, I ignore so many tasks because of the lack of routine. I also love to make sure my kids are eating enough, eating well, but I am not going broke. When they are home they eat three times what they eat during the school year. I like having them eat a packed lunch that is prepared with love, care, and has all the nutrition they need for their school day. So I try to find lots of different ideas and pin them to my school lunch board. I get bored with the same foods over and over — so I know my kids must have the same problem — so I try to keep changing it up for them. School lunch This month I found a new site, Belly Full. They had some incredible packed lunch ideas to put in my weekly lunch rotation. They range from the extravagant (make your own sushi), to the very simple (PB&J). You really will love the incredible ideas available. They even have some make-a-head freezer meals. I will definitely be using some ideas this week. I know build-your-own pizza will be a hit! Enjoy!

Summer Meals to Beat the Heat!

Here on the west coast, we are in the middle of a heat wave. Triple Digit temperatures are keeping us all inside enjoying our AC, and dreading the moment we have to heat the house by cooking a hot meal.

I scoured my meal ideas for something simple that wouldn’t require me to turn the oven on or brave the triple-digit heat outside to BBQ. I finally found this fun recipe from Lemon Tree Dwelling. BLT Chicken Salad Sandwiches to the rescue! Summer meals

We almost always have leftover Bacon on hand since my husband loves to have it for breakfast on the weekend. So in order to prepare this meal, I made sure I had already cooked bacon, and a rotisserie chicken on hand so that I didn’t have to heat the oven. You can get rotisserie chicken at your local grocery store, and they are usually inexpensive. I love that they sometimes have deals to buy two for one, or buy one get one half off. Then I stock up and use them for multiple summer meals.

Lemon Tree Dwelling has the full recipe available now. Just head on over, be sure to check out the other awesome summer meals recipes available. I found several to help keep me from turning on my oven for the rest of the week!