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School lunches for kids of all ages

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Welcome back-to-school again! Maybe you start the year gung-ho to make Pinterest-inspired, fancy home-made lunches all year long. And most of us are over that by oh….about day 3 of school!

Today I’m going to share some easy school lunches for kids of all ages. Homemade lunches, that still are healthy enough to provide them with the energy to feel and learn their best!

The Li’l Ones

It’s super important that the preschool/kindergarten aged crowd can get into their lunches! Practice at home, to make sure they can open the containers and packages.

They also need food that’s easy to hold and eat. Think finger-foods. Bento-style lunch boxes are fun and easy for kids of all ages.

In this lunch box, I’ve included finger-sized pumpkin seed butter & jam rolls and Avocado Blueberry Mini Muffins . Muffins are a great alternative to packaged granola bars. I make double-batches and keep a stock in the...

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Frozen Pizza Rolls for School Lunches

Summer has flown by once again, and back-to-school time has arrived! Which is probably bit of relief for you if you have school-aged children. Except that you can now add "make school lunches" back on your daily to-do list!

Check out my Facebook Live video, where I share 3 Tips for Lazy School Lunches....beyond the sandwich.

Here's a brief summary:

  1. The easiest main course is leftovers. Some are fine cold and packed the night before (like pizza or pasta salad). Others might need to be warmed in the thermos and added to the rest of the lunch in the morning like a stew, casserole or spaghetti.
  2. If your kid gets sick of sandwiches (and you get sick of making them!) another good option is the bento-style such as whole grain crackers, sliced cheese and a boiled egg. Try to include one protein source (in-store made deli meat, chicken breast strips, chickpeas, bean dip, cheese, egg, turkey bites etc...)
  3. Pre-prepped frozen snacks and meals. I always have a container of frozen home-made ...
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