I’m still posting lunches pretty regularly on my Facebook page, but here is a little summary in case you’ve missed them. Also be sure to check out our School Lunch Photo Gallery. It allows you to search by dietary need and types of food. Lots of readers tell me they sit down with their kids to look at these photos so they can point out what they want packed in their own lunches. If you’re curious about the lunch boxes we use, check out our Lunch Box Review post as well as my explanation about how one of my favorite lunch boxes got discontinued. (As you can see in the pics I’m clearly still holding on to a few!). We have all sorts of school lunch resources on the blog so don’t be afraid to look around or do a search in the search bar! Enjoy :) Real Food School Lunch Ideas White chicken chili (defrosted from freezer – recipe will be in my next cookbook out in 2017) Apples Carrots Whole-grain pumpkin muffin Cheese Leftover pot roast (served warm over whole-wheat noodles) Green beans (served cold) Orange slices Leftover whole-grain cornbread Apples with a peanut butter packet Salad with homemade tahini dressing (dressing is in my first cookbook) Honeydew melon Whole-wheat banana nut muffin Rainbow carrots Black bean hummus for dipping Plain yogurt with a little pure maple syrup and raspberries Homemade granola Peanut butter and honey sandwich Homemade granola chunks Organic cheddar cheese stick Spinach salad Homemade applesauce Piece of bacon (served cold) Homemade mac and cheese (using the cheese sauce recipe from my cookbook) Leftover slow cooker chicken Peas Homemade brownie Make your own tacos (with leftover homemade whole-wheat tortillas) Apple slices Oranges pieces Fluffy Applesauce Waffles Mini oranges Grapes Plain yogurt mixed with a little pure maple syrup and frozen blueberries Chocolate chips Slow cooker potato […]
Archives for January 2016
I get why the word “superfood” was coined for advertising….And this is yet another food trend you won’t see me touting.
I love the idea of homemade gnocchi, but it’s a lot of work …this ricotta spinach gnocchi is the perfect quick alternative in my opinion!
It’s easy to see why I’m a fan of LÄRABARS. With most of their flavors weighing in with fewer than five ingredients, all of which are natural and things I would cook with at home, it’s a snack I feel good about giving my family.
While we can argue that it’s less expensive to cook a meal at home, the reality is that sometimes you just can’t (or don’t want to!), and fast food feels like the only option. Here’s a list of decent meals you can find at four popular fast food chains.
Finding “real food” boxed cereal is not the easiest thing to do! I’m going to give you the low down on some of the bad, better and best options that are out there.
Trans fat is considered to be the worst type of fat in our food supply. It’s pretty scary stuff known to increase our risk of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in both men and women in our country. Here’s how you can avoid it.
It’s no secret that we’re big Yumbox fans at my house. In today’s sponsored post, I’m excited to share what we like about the Yumbox and also a list of lunchbox ideas to pack in it.
Sunday is my food prep day for the week. And the benefits are huge, I tell you. There’s no turning back once you try it.
Another new year is here, which means it’s time to look back on the blog favorites from 2015. It’s always interesting to see how these favorites aren’t necessarily new posts from the past year. It’s hard to mess with the oldie, but goodies I guess …here’s what made the list! Top 5 Recipes of 2015 The Best Pulled Pork in a Crock Pot (this was also #1 last year!)– How to Make a Perfect Green Smoothie– The Best Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot Whole-Wheat Waffles – Homemade Gravy (not just for the holidays!) Top 5 (Non-Recipe) Posts of 2015 85 Snack Ideas for Kids and Adults – Cut Out processed Food in 14 Weeks (this takes you to this year’s version of the program) – My Go-To Costco Shopping List – Part II – Real Food Tips: 10 Recipes to Freeze for School Lunches (which makes packing a breeze!) – 10 Highly Processed Foods to Avoid Did your favorites make the list? Here’s to 2016! :)