A full year of school lunch ideas!

A full year of school lunch ideas!

This is the one place to look for all of the lunches I have packed since the beginning of the current school year - a full year of school lunches, plus lots of adult lunches mixed in as well.  You'll see all my lunch ideas here, including breakfasts for lunch, nut free lunches, gluten free lunches, non-sandwich lunces. 

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School Lunch Day 20: Apple Bread Breakfast Sandwiches

School Lunch Day 20: Apple Bread Breakfast Sandwiches

I was so excited about this lunch that I had a hard time not eating one of them myself. If this one isn't a winner, then I might just have to quit.  Who wouldn't eat this?  This is homemade apple bread sandwiches  The bread is a recipe I am still working on an hope to post it soon - sorry I keep teasing about that, but baking is a tricky thing and I don't want to post it until I'm sure it's right.  As you can see from the picture, one of the loaves fell a little flat - too much liquid I think.  But it still tastes really great - a bright, fresh apple flavor, that goes so great with the butter or cream cheese, and the fruit. 

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School Lunches 2014: week 8

Another week in the books.  It wasn't our best week ever, we're still fighting that fall school germ season, but we managed to get through it. One of my kids has asthma, so the cold season that makes the rest of us just uncomfortable can hit her pretty hard.  And we had a couple of hard nights.  I'll tell you, making these lunches the night before definitely saved my bacon a couple of days - after being up much of the night with a sick kiddo, there's no way I'd be making lunch in the morning.  My kids would have been stuck with a school cafeteria lunch.

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School Lunches 2014: week 6

A new revelation this week: make a lunch that gets the kids involved in their meal!  I was just feeling a little lazy and didn't want to take the extra minute to actually make the sandwiches myself.  So I just cut up all the stuff and put it in their containers, and told them they get to make their own sandwiches.  It turned out to be one of my most popular lunches ever!  They all loved it, and they were all so proud to come home and tell me that they made their own sandwich. They all ate more of that lunch than just about any one I've ever packed. That idea will definitely be going in regular rotation!

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School Lunches 2014, week 4

School Lunches 2014, week 4

Week 4 of school lunches for the year, and I think I'm getting into my groove.  I try to include leftovers in the mix whenever I can, it makes lunch making really easy if you just pack your dinner leftovers into your lunch containers as you are cleaning up from dinner.  I love efficiency and something that accomplishes making lunch and putting away dinner at the same time is definitely a win for me.

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