GREAT LUNCHES FOR GREAT KIDS

Turkey Meatballs

These turkey meatballs were leftover for the night before. Turkey meatballs (see recipe page) Steamed broccoli Go Go Squeeze applesauce Raspberries Sugar snap pea crisps Homemade banana bread (see recipe page) These meatballs taste better warm, so I transferred them with the broccoli into a warm thermos.  To warm a thermos, put boiling water in it and when your...

Pizza Bagels

Who doesn’t like pizza?  These pizza bagels are Annie’s brand for a quick option, but pizza bagels are very easy to make yourself. Annie’s organic cheese pizza bagels Baby carrots Cubed honeydew (added a flower pick for easier eating) Frozen pomegranates Annie’s fruit snacks (my daughter asked for dessert this day;)) Since this post, I...

Baked Chicken

Chicken is the most popular protein in our home.  It is so versatile and healthy, so I feel good serving it to my children. Organic baked chicken with a sprinkle of garlic powder and onion powder (cut up into bite size pieces) Annie’s buttery rich classic crackers Organic Go Go Squeeze peach applesauce Grape tomatoes (cut lengthwise) Frozen pomegranates (they...

Ham and Cheese Sandwich

This is a simple, classic lunchbox and also a favorite!   Applegate ham and meunster cheese on Alvarado sprouted barley bread Grape tomatoes (cut length-wise) Red grapes (cut length-wise) You have all 5 food groups in this lunch.  This is your goal for every lunch, if possible.  Getting in the nutrition is the priority.  It doesn’t have to look pretty, but I...

Pasta Primavera

This is my take on pasta primavera.  I don’t know what the technical recipe for a primavera is, but in our house it is whatever veggies we have on hand, whole wheat pasta and a very light homemade cheese sauce.  This is a quick, easy and healthy recipe with very little prep work.   Pasta primavera (Look in recipes section) Cascadian Farms frozen pomegranate...

Macaroni and Cheese

This is a favorite!  I enjoy cooking, but even I need a break at times.  This boxed macaroni and cheese is loved by all in the family. Annie’s macaroni and cheese (Bernie’s Farm) Baby Bell Light Strawberries Blueberries Grape tomatoes cut lengthwise Sixlets as a treat I stamped out a heart in the baby bell light with a heart fondant stamp and put an eye...

Broccoli and Cheddar Chicken Pasta

Leftovers for lunch today!  It’s always an option (a very good option in fact) to give your child dinner leftovers in their lunch box the next day.  It makes things very easy when it comes to packing it up the night before.  Of course, make sure they liked the dinner! Broccoli and cheddar chicken pasta (see recipe page) Sliced grapes (still slice in half due...

Cannellini Bean Salad

Today is the first full day of kindergarten!  I made a bean salad this weekend, so I decided to have it as part of the protein portion of my daughter’s lunch.  We have switched our lunch box today as well.  Instead of the Yumbox, that we usually use, we are using EasyLunchboxes.  It is deeper than the Yumbox so the container holding the bean salad fits much...

Mini Tortilla Sandwiches

These mini sandwiches were actually supposed to be roll ups, but since we use whole grain spelt tortillas they don’t easily roll up!  They are now called “mini tortilla sandwiches”;). Rudi’s whole grain spelt tortillas Applegate organic uncured ham Applegate organic meunster cheese Organic baby carrots Organic sliced red grapes I used the...

Lunch Box Day 1: First Day of School Favorites

Today is the first day of school!  Woohoo! The first day of school is not the time to test new recipes out with your children.  They will be very excited, possibly even too excited (or nervous) to eat!  You want to make lunch familiar to them since they will have all new things going on around them. This lunch box contains all of my daughters favorites. Organic Go...

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