Registered Dietitian Katie Morford of Mom's Kitchen Handbook comes to the rescue this year with Best Lunch Box Ever, which is packed with recipes for salads, sandwiches, and other treats that kids will love to find when it's time to refuel midday.
This is one of those "Why didn't I think of this before?!" super useful life hacks. Keep apples from turning brown in lunchboxes with this super simple trick that saves the wastefulness of plastic baggies and the dishes generated using containers....more
school starts next week for us and i am looking forward to enjoying the silence :)
i love my kids, but this mama needs a little break every now and then.
when it comes to their lunches i fall into the habit of throwing in a bag of chips, juice box, an apple,
and a string cheese (they won't eat a conventional sandwich). not the best, really.
i love being inspired by these fun school lunch ideas. and they are so much better...
Wyatt's lunch/snack was packed in the Laptop Lunch box: grape tomatoes, broken pretzel sticks from the bottom of the bag, grapes, blueberries and a mini hamburger with a mini hamburger bun. The little yellow tub had catsup in it. The burger was an experiment that ended up going pretty well!
One of the sessions at BlogHer10 focused on making foodies of every member of the family. Led by Stefania Pomponi Butler from CityMama, Sarah Caron from Sarah's Cucina Bella and Danielle Wiley from Foodmomiac, at one point, the conversation turned to lunchbox options. Though Biggie’s Lunch in a Box: Building a Better Bento was mentioned specifically, there are a number of other sources for great school lunches to carry parents and kids through the next school year.
The same scene plays out every weekday morning in kitchens across the country: a tired parent leans forward with one arm holding the refrigerator door open, eyes scanning the shelves for something to pack into a lunch box. What do we have in the house? What do we have that's healthy? What do we have that he will eat?
Shopping for a new lunchbox, for so many families, is that tradition that marks the passing of each new school year. My soon-to-be kindergartener is so ridiculously excited about finding a "big girl lunchbox" that you'd think the thing actually included a lifetime supply of cotton candy.