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Monday, July 20, 2015

Back-to-School LUNCHBOX IDEAS!

Gearing up here for the busy back to school season. Even though we homeschool, I like to have quick lunches on hand for grabbing and going off to activities. Pre-prepped lunches are GREAT for spontaneous picnics and save money by avoiding fast food stops! Here's a link to a cheap and reusable set of divided containers on amazon:
The smaller sections get a fruit and a veggie packed in. Here's a list of entrees I like to pack in the biggest compartment: *CUT UP CHICKEN & CHEESE QUESADILLAS, veggie is guacamole *GREEK CHICKEN WRAP, with chicken slices, spinach, feta cheese, black olives & cucumber dressing *ITALIAN WRAP, with salami, ham, pepperoni, lettuce, tomato, Italian dressing *LAYERED SALADS - BLT, chef, chopped, strawberry & chicken, pasta, etc. *MYO PITA PIZZAS - quartered pita, small zip bag of spaghetti/pizza sauce, small zip bag of mozzarella, small zip bag of pepperoni *WRAPPED UP PUPS - biscuit or roll dough wrapped around halved hot dogs and baked, add ketchup packets *GREEK YOGURT PARFAIT - layers of yogurt, fruit & granola, topped with whipped topping, fruit is cherries *TUNA BAGELS - minced onion and celery mixed with 1 can drained tuna, 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese, microwave it, then spread on toasted bagel halves - delish and NO mayo! *HAM & CHEESE CROISSANTS, fruit is apples or applesauce *MINI SUBS on HOT DOG ROLLS, veggie is pickles, sweet or dill *MEAT & CHEESE KABOBS, veggie is cherry tomatoes *SWEET & SOUR CHICKEN, with fried rice and wontons/chow mein noodles ******************************************************************************************************************************************* Just a few ideas to help you brainstorm - these are great for sending off with anyone who commutes! When I have pre-packed lunches in the fridge, and pre-prepped slow cooker dinners in the freezer, I can sit back in a comfy chair with a cup of tea and relax. And if I'm not home, or sick, the masses still get fed on schedule with no fuss. Happy Back to school season everyone! ******************************************************************************************************************************************* Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it. ~William Haley

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