Burritos for school lunch

Simple burritos are one of my favorite things to make for school lunch. I like that they are easy to make and easy to eat. 

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Burritos may just be the perfect meal - you can put anything you want in them, you can eat them with one hand, and you can eat them basically anywhere. I like packing them for lunch, and I think they are especially great for field trips. I make them on the weekends a lot for our ski lunches in the winter - you pack a really hearty meal in a handy package. 

Two of these have just refried beans and cheese. I lay out the tortilla - the biggest ones I can find - spread out some cold refried beans and shredded cheese, and warm it in the microwave just enough to melt the cheese. Then I roll it up. I always let them fully cool before putting them in the lunch box, that way the tortilla does not get soggy. 

One of these - the one with the toothpick - also has chicken. I put the toothpick in as soon as I made it, so I knew which one it was. 

I added a little extra protein on the side - two have turkey and two have cheese. Everyone has some fruit, and three have cheese crackers.

One of these lunches is not like the others though. I think this was a case of having just enough of the little muffins left for one lunch. So one child got muffins and yogurt instead of the burrito. Everybody wins!

These are packed in EasyLunchboxes, and I use silicone muffin cups for perfect sized dividers. 

 

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Lisa Marsh

Mom to two sets of twins.

Pancakes for a birthday lunch!

We had a birthday on a school day, so I took one of my favorite easy lunch ideas and made it just a bit more fun!

These are my pancake sandwiches which I've talked about a lot in the past. This time I put them on these pretty skewers with a little fancy jewel on one end, with a strawberry in between. The two birthday kids got a Happy Birthday cupcake pick in theirs. On the side they have cheerios with a few chocolate chips, cheese, and a little maple whipped cream. 

The jewel skewers can be found here - but I will note that the bead is not on their very tight, so I wouldn't use these with small children that might swallow it. 

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Lisa Marsh

Mom to two sets of twins.

Leftover meatballs and pasta

This is another easy lunch made up of dinner leftovers. The dinner gets packed up into lunchboxes before the food is even put away, so it makes both dinner clean up and lunch packing a little easier. 

We have bowtie pasta and a skewer with meatballs, and a few tomatoes from the garden. They also have grapes, and some fun little educational butter cookies with states & capitals on them. I found the cookies here, my kids loved them but I like that they're not super sweet.  The child who didn't like the meatballs got some cheese in her lunch. 

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Lisa Marsh

Mom to two sets of twins.

Biscuit and cheese, with fruit

I made biscuits to go with our dinner, so as usual I made double so we would have leftovers to pack in a school lunch.

They each have a biscuit, which I cut open so they could make a sandwich if they chose to with their cheese, and two have ham. I put the grapes on some fun little cocktail picks I found with a little jewel looking bead on the end (the beads aren't attached very tightly, so I wouldn't use these for very little kids). On the side they have strawberries and popcorn. 

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Lisa Marsh

Mom to two sets of twins.

Bagels and Popcorn!

School lunch should be fun, and I think they don't get much more fun than putting eyes on the bagels!

These are simple little bagel sandwiches, with eyes and hats, surrounded by a bed of popcorn. They also have cheese and grapes. Quick and easy, but fun!

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Lisa Marsh

Mom to two sets of twins.