10 Easy Back to School Lunch Ideas

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It's either the most wonderful or dreaded time of the year for you- back to school! Today I've rounded up 10 easy back to school lunches for you to pack your children this year. These are ideas that won't take long to whip up, plus the kids will love them because they're fun and tasty! Please note: If your school doesn't allow peanut butter, there are alternatives such as … [Read more...]

15 Easy Artichoke Recipes

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Artichokes are in season, and I'm seeing them in overflowing displays at every grocery store. Though I love the flavor, I have to admit, I find them intimidating to prepare at home. Turns out there's no need for fear of this delicious, seasonal treat. I can make crowd pleasing dishes without breaking a sweat. This summer my table will be over-flowing with quick, easy, … [Read more...]

Love Animals? Have a Panda Day!

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Car rides can be such a challenge with kids. I don't know about you and your fancy minivan, but mine is loud. Like, super L-O-U-D. If the kids aren't fussing, they're singing at the top of their lungs or begging for snacks. To calm the storm we've started playing games in the car. Most recently, The Animal Game. It's goes like this ... I think of an animal and start sharing … [Read more...]

Grilled Cheese Rollups Recipe (VIDEO)

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Switching things up and making lunch fun isn't always easy in my house. I get in the same old peanut butter and jelly or quesadilla rut and my kids end up getting the same thing for lunch every day. It's not so bad during the school year because I can easily switch the snack in their brown bag lunch or have them buy lunch as a treat one day. The summer break is a whole new … [Read more...]

How to Make Peanut Butter & Jelly Sushi Rolls (Video)

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It's Foodie Friday and we are sharing a quick video about how to switch up the boring peanut butter and jelly sandwich to make it fun. My kids love pb&j but they do get bored with the same square sandwich day after day. So, when we need to add a little fun to their lunch, we turn it into Peanut Butter & Jelly Sushi Rolls. It's super easy to do and you don't need any … [Read more...]

A Heart Lunch For Your Kid’s On Valentine’s Day

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Once upon a time, on a chilly January day I busied myself in the kitchen for a special little lunch. Once it was delivered to the table, my 4 year old said, "What? A heart lunch? Is it Valentine's Day already?!?" Stuttering a bit, I replied, "Um, well, kind of, we're sharing a heart lunch with our internet friends! You get a heart lunch today because I love you (and so we … [Read more...]

A Hot Lunch Brought from Home (VIDEO)

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School has finally started! Kids are happily back in their classrooms with their amazing teachers, fun friends and structured schedule that they thrive on. Last week when we visited our new school and met the kids' teachers for this year, we found out that my middle son's classroom has a severe peanut allergy and no peanut or tree nut products would be allowed to be brought to … [Read more...]

Perfect Pinterest Snacks

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Avocado Cream Cheese Snack Roll Ups /// Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks /// Dried Cantaloupe /// Apple Cookie /// Cheese and Turkey Roll Up /// Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries /// BLT Bites /// Frozen Peanut Butter Snack Square /// Coconut Cream Pie Energy Bites /// Cobb Dip Whether you're looking for lunch box snacks or appetizer type treats for a mom's night, I think … [Read more...]

Bento Containers For Your Little One

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When it comes to lunch and snacks on the go, bento boxes are the answer to a lot of problems! They're green in that you don't have to use plastic bags, they're self-contained which means less mess and best of all, they're cute! Pre-parenthood I swore up and down that I wouldn't cater to my kids when it came to meals. But golly, those little munchkins sure wear you down when … [Read more...]

10 Creative Lunches For Back To School

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Here in the Northwest it's back to school week! For some that's the best news of the year, for others, a tearful goodbye. Whichever side of street you fall on it's time to pack those lunches! So, here's two weeks of ideas to start the school year off right! Source Roll ups! The perfect sandwich alternative! And a whole list of wrap insides here. Source Bitty bentos that are … [Read more...]

Back to School Fit & Fresh GIVEAWAY

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  Congrats to the Winners: Entry #1380 - Megan C. Entry #1060 - Beth H. Back-to-School is next week for many cities which means parents all over the country are scrambling for those last minute school supplies. While we load up on pencils, scissors, rulers, crayons and notebooks, we can't forget about some kid's favorite part of the day - lunch time! This week's … [Read more...]

Simple Lunches: Wrap It Up!

Before you know it, school lunchboxes will be craving something new and fresh. Not to mention the kiddos who are eating their contents! Why not substitute the plain ol' sandwich for something fancy like a wrap? Take a peek at a few of these favorites: Chicken Caesar Salad - Toss lettuce, Caesar dressing (Lighthouse brand is our family's favorite), Parmesan, and diced … [Read more...]

Sausage And Pepper Stromboli

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Stromboli is something my mother-in-law makes every New Years Day. It's something I will always equate with her and my husbands family. If you've never had it before, Stromboli is an Italian stuffed bread filled with anything from vegetables and cheese to meat. It's crazy simple to make and the possibilities are endless when it comes to fillings. It's hearty and delicious and a … [Read more...]

Quinoa for Mama and Baby

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Let’s talk about quinoa.  I’m sure you’ve heard of it, but I’m also sure many of you have walked right past it in the grocery store thinking it is 1) too intimidating to attempt or 2) looks too much like bird seed to please your meat and potatoes family.  So let’s address those issues… First, how the heck do you say quinoa?!  Some people pronounce it “keen-wah” and others … [Read more...]