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September 9th, 2018


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MELT-IN-YOUR-MOUTH

Slow cooked to perfection in a sweet and spicy Thai sauce DETAILS HERE!

loaded buffalo chicken pizza

Pizza + leftover slow cooked Buffalo Chicken = BEST PIZZA NIGHT EVER! RECIPE HERE

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healthy cali lunch boxes

healthy bistro boxes in 5 minutes!

Keepin' it fresh and real today on the blog with effortless healthy and delicious bistro box ideas for lunch! ALL THE TIPS HERE.

Homemade Take Out Teriyaki Chicken!

homemade Take Out Teriyaki Chicken!

Everyone's favorite take-out recipe made healthy and FAST!  GRAP THE RECIPE HERE.


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healthy cali lunch boxes

How to Build a Bistro Box

Whether you want a stress-free meal prep or need a few new ideas for both kid and adult lunches and snacks, a healthy bistro box like this Cali lunch is always a great idea. This post will show you how to build a bistro box fast with healthy and fresh ingredients.

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September 2nd, 2018


Recipe Videos & Entertainment

the real deal!

Dynamite good and ready to eat in less than 10 minutes! GRAB THE RECIPE HERE.

5-minute lunch ideas

"Fast Food" meets homemade. Check out the ideas in the blog post.

BROWN SUGAR CINNAMON BITES

Perfectly soft-baked pieces of warm oats are just the thing to have on hand when you want a portable, wholesome snack. FIND THE RECIPE HERE  

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Bento lunches are the best lunches! It's a smorgasbord of all the good things like fresh fruit, protein, and veggies

Win a Libby’s Back-to-School Prize Pack valued at $100!

Don't miss out on your last chance to enter the Giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a special prize from Libby’s to help you prepare quick and nutritious school lunches for the kids on even the busiest mornings! ​ENTER HERE​​​

  • Enter to win by leaving a comment below letting us know your favorite back-to-school recipe for the kids that includes vegetables.


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5 Minute Quick Lunch Ideas for School

If you have 5 minutes, have enough time to pack a fresh lunch because these quick lunch ideas are everything you need to get awesome lunches in that lunchbox and get out of the house on time. #Winning

It’s no secret that by the third or fourth week of school we, parents, can often find all of our back-to-school routine goals and meal prep expectations become more distant and out of reach. Things can get so busy!

But I’m here to tell you to not give up on making fresh and healthy lunches for you and the kids -yes, you’ve got to eat too! A healthy lunch is less about it looking like it belongs on an Instagram feed and more about being prepared the night before. Fresh food is good so high-five!

First, let’s go over a tip or two about packing lunches ahead of time:

1. Keep it simple!

I find items that are easy to put in a lunchbox and can be used multiple ways such as wraps, leftover pasta, veggies, fresh fruit, hard-boiled eggs, deli cuts, and grilled chicken are all great ways to keep it simple while without sacrificing flavor or nutrients.

Building a lunch from staples will set yourself up in the smooth and fast track to lunch packing success a.k.a not being in the kitchen for hours every Sunday!

Here are some videos where I show you how to pack 5 different lunch ideas with a single ingredient like hard-boiled eggs, turkey or ham, chicken salad, hummus, and more.

5 minute lunch ideas for back to school

2. Start with the right lunch containers

This might not seem like it would make a difference but believe me it does! Having the right lunch containers on hand is essential to avoiding the classic sorting through a pile of lidless plastic containers, only to find none of them fit in your kid’s lunch box.

Starting with a compartmentalized lunch container and filling in the compartments with healthy options is key to quick packing.

Check out this video where I show you my top picks for great containers and [[shop all of them here on Amazon.] www.amazon.com/shop/momables

Now that you’ve got the when and the how of lunch packing, let’s get on with the “what do you pack inside a lunchbox?” question.

1. Crunchy Turkey Pinwheels

Deli turkey, fresh veggies all wrapped up in a tortilla! Cut it into pinwheels or leave it whole to make a wrap.

5 minute lunch ideas for back to school

2. BLT Salad

Simple and SO GOOD it takes less than five minutes to assemble if you boil the eggs and cook the bacon ahead of time.

5 minute lunch ideas for back to school

3. Hummus Veggie Sandwich

One of my favorite ways to use hummus! Feel free to add any of your favorite deli cuts to make it even more hearty.
5 minute lunch ideas for back to school

Need more quick and simple hummus ideas? Check out this post or the video below.

4. Pizza Pasta Salad

Leftover pasta from dinner (or cooked ahead), cheese, pepperoni, black olives, and lunch is ready!
5 minute lunch ideas for back to school

5. Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups

It’s practically a sandwich without the bread…..
5 minute lunch ideas for back to school

6. Mediterranean Bistro Box

I love creating bistro/bento boxes since the ingredients are always simple and ready to be packed into lunch containers!

5 minute lunch ideas for back to school

7. Salmon Salad Pitas

It’s like tuna salad but so much better!
5 minute lunch ideas for back to school

It’s safe to say that I take lunch pretty seriously but I also want to make it fun to eat for my 3 kids. And I’m thrilled to share with you the tips and tricks that have helped me pack quick lunches for my kids.

And if you’re still learning to master cooking for your family fresh and simple meals, check out our family meal plans. They help establish a healthy eating routine with 5 family-friendly recipes, a shopping list, and meal prep sheet.

What are some of your go-to quick school lunch ideas? 

 

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