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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.

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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!

School Lunches: Turkey Ranch Roll Ups

School lunches are back!! Well at least they are at my house. If your kids aren’t back in school yet you may live vicariously through me as I find new and fun ways to make my kid eat lunch at school. My kids love school. They love being with their friends, learning new things and runing around. Mostly they love that they are on their own, without mama. So having a lunch packed  by me, isn’t as exciting as eating something someone else’s mama packed. I try very hard to make the lunches a little more exciting in order to get my kids to at least attempt to eat their food. So far it has worked. That is why I keep looking for the next great school lunch.

Finding lunch ideas:

This month I pinned several different ideas for my kids. This was one of my favorites. My family loves all things ranch flavored. So I know Turkey Ranch Roll ups will be a hit. This fabulous little lunch idea comes from Kimber at The Pinning Mama. Kimber has some fantastic ideas for keeping the boring school lunch lots of fun. This fun recipe will make your kids excited to eat lunch.

 

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School lunches may not be a kids favorite part of the day though I am very excited to get back to it!