Blog #2: Lunch Ideas

Once school starts up again you have to think of different meals to send 5 days a week!  It can get tired some and boring if there isn’t much of a rotation of meals every week. Nut-Free meals and snacks also make it more difficult to create meals when you have to check the labels on snacks and ingredients when cooking. 

To simplify things I use the thermos for warm meals (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CBFAE6W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and the sunsella bento lunch box https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GSVR2V4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) I definitely add protein, vegetable and or fruit and a carb at times.  I want to make sure my kids get full.

The rotation for protein may be: chicken, tuna, pepperoni, boiled egg or cheese.  Once in a blue I’ll have left over steak. If you are making sandwiches buy a crusty bread, sour dough, something with more flavor than regular sandwich bread.  It makes meals more exciting and tastier!

Chicken salad with choice of dressing on the side with cut up fresh fruit, dried fruit or veggies.

tuna salad sandwich/sub with pretzels and fruit or veggie

pepperoni with cheese stick, crackers and grapes/strawberries

homemade pizzas (I use Naan)  I cut them into fours or strips and add chips and fruit or veggies

Italian sub with sour cream and onion chips and fruit

tortilla chips with salsa, cheese stick and chicken

veggies chips or crackers with hummus, fruit and cheese

homemade bean burrito (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266064290469326128/) with tortilla chips

mac and cheese with slice of crusty bread

pasta with fresh shredded parmesan cheese and slice of bread on the side

rice, beans and chicken with a side of fruit

veggie platter – carrots, broccoli, babybel, ranch dressing, oranges and apples

yogurt with granola, cheese stick and crackers

chocolate chip waffles/pancakes with fruit such as strawberries or banana and syrup

black bean, cheddar and corn wrap with salsa dip, babble and fruit

popcorn, cheese stick, pepperoni and fruit

leftover pizza and fries

muffin with banana and cheese

boiled egg with popcorn, cheese, fruit

chicken, cheese stick, fruit and crackers

quesadillas with salsa or sour cream, tortilla chips and veggies

Check out my youtube video with more meal ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9tY1KYBaE8

These are my kids favorite meals.  I mix and match to switch it up a bit. Enjoy!

❤ Azilde

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