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2 Are your kids tired of having sandwiches? Shake things up with these 8 healthy wraps for lunch! Filling, nutritious, and super tasty.

8 Healthy Wraps for Lunch

Are your kids tired of having sandwiches? Shake things up with these 8 healthy wraps for lunch! Filling, nutritious, and super tasty.

Are your kids tired of having sandwiches? Shake things up with these 8 healthy wraps for lunch! Filling, nutritious, and super tasty.

If there’s one lunch item my kids get sick of really quick, it’s sandwiches. Sure, they love the classic turkey & cheese or PB&J every now and then, but then they want something else.

Wraps are the perfect way to add some variety to your lunches without spending a ton of time packing! They’re a great way to fill your kids up with veggies, healthy protein, and good fats. Simply grab your favorite wrap or wrap alternative and stuff it with your favorite fillings. If you need a grain free wrap, we always have a few packs of these coconut wraps around the house. They’re so good, you won’t even know it’s grain free!

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

If you need some inspiration for your lunch wraps, look no further. These 8 healthy wraps are easy to make and full of good-for-you ingredients. I’m sure you’ll be able to find something that you and your kids will enjoy!

1. Falafel Stuffed Flatbread with Tzatziki Sauce from Laura Fuentes

Are your kids tired of having sandwiches? Shake things up with these 8 healthy wraps for lunch! Filling, nutritious, and super tasty.

2. Healthy Buffalo Chicken Wrap from The Creative Bite

Are your kids tired of having sandwiches? Shake things up with these 8 healthy wraps for lunch! Filling, nutritious, and super tasty.

3. Paleo Chicken Salad Wraps from Bravo for Paleo

Are your kids tired of having sandwiches? Shake things up with these 8 healthy wraps for lunch! Filling, nutritious, and super tasty.

4. Avocado and Tuna Salad Wrap from I Should Be Mopping the Floor

Are your kids tired of having sandwiches? Shake things up with these 8 healthy wraps for lunch! Filling, nutritious, and super tasty.

5. Grain Free Lunchbox Wraps

Are your kids tired of having sandwiches? Shake things up with these 8 healthy wraps for lunch! Filling, nutritious, and super tasty.

6. Peanut Butter and Banana Wraps from So, How’s It Taste?

Are your kids tired of having sandwiches? Shake things up with these 8 healthy wraps for lunch! Filling, nutritious, and super tasty.

7. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps from Cooking Classy

Are your kids tired of having sandwiches? Shake things up with these 8 healthy wraps for lunch! Filling, nutritious, and super tasty.

8. Southwest Hummus Wraps from Chef In Training

Are your kids tired of having sandwiches? Shake things up with these 8 healthy wraps for lunch! Filling, nutritious, and super tasty.

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6 Holiday Breakfast Recipes Your Kids Will Love

The holiday season is officially here, kicking off with Thanksgiving on Thursday. If you’re like me, you already have your menu planned down to every last detail. We love having Thanksgiving dinner with our family, and I want to make sure everyone can enjoy it.

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Sometimes we get so caught up in planning and prepping for the big Thanksgiving dinner that we totally forget about breakfast. Not this year! Here’s 6 delectable holiday breakfast recipes that are indulgent and satisfying. Your kids will definitely love the special breakfast treat on Thanksgiving!

Leave room this holiday season for these 6 holiday breakfast recipes! They're delicious and indulgent, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.

1. Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

If you’re crunched for time, bake the oatmeal the night before, and simply reheat in the morning! There’s nothing better than warm, comforting oatmeal for breakfast. Since it’s baked, it makes it even easier to portion out.

Leave room this holiday season for these 6 holiday breakfast recipes! They're delicious and indulgent, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.

2. Homemade S’mores Poptarts

Ditch the boxed pastries and make your own! Sweet s’mores meet a kid favorite in these homemade popcarts. Make them ahead of time and stick them in the toaster the morning of! Your kids will love the unexpected treat.

Leave room this holiday season for these 6 holiday breakfast recipes! They're delicious and indulgent, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.

3. Apple Fritter Muffins

Apples are in season around this time of year, so I’ve been using every excuse to put them in as many recipes as possible! These muffins have that classic apple fritter flavor without all the hassle of frying. They’re soft and filling enough to last you until the big Thanksgiving meal!

Leave room this holiday season for these 6 holiday breakfast recipes! They're delicious and indulgent, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.

4. Baked Pumpkin French Toast from Two Peas and Their Pod

When you think of an indulgent breakfast, you automatically think of french toast. This pumpkin french toast bake takes less hands-on time because all you have to do is mix the ingredients, pour into a baking pan, and put it in the oven! It’s a decadent and easy breakfast perfect for the holidays.

Leave room this holiday season for these 6 holiday breakfast recipes! They're delicious and indulgent, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.

5. Slow Cooker Overnight Pecan Pie Oatmeal from I Heart Eating

Pecan pie is a Thanksgiving staple, especially down here in Louisiana. Enjoy all the delicious flavors of pecan pie in this healthier oatmeal version! Plus, you cook it in the slow cooker overnight, so you’ll have breakfast waiting for you when you wake up. Does it get any better?

Leave room this holiday season for these 6 holiday breakfast recipes! They're delicious and indulgent, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.

6. Healthy Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Add a little protein to your kids’ breakfasts with this pumpkin bread made with greek yogurt! It’s delicious enough to be indulgent, but it’s actually healthier than most breads. Plus, it has that classic pumpkin flavor everyone loves!

Leave room this holiday season for these 6 holiday breakfast recipes! They're delicious and indulgent, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning.

From the team here at MOMables, we hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones!

Fresh Fruit and Pancake Breakfast Bar

Take the classic pancakes for a spin with this Fresh Fruit and Pancake Breakfast Bar! Interactive, fun, and it also makes a great lunch!

Looking to add a little fun to your usual breakfast routine?  You have to give this Fresh Fruit and Pancake Breakfast Bar!

Take plain pancakes for a spin with this easy and fun pancake breakfast bar idea!

Kids love pancakes, and of course parents love them as an easy way to get kids excited about the first meal of the day.  Why not take it up a notch and add some fun?  A build-your-own Fresh Fruit and Pancake Breakfast Bar is sure to do just that.  Using your favorite pancake recipe, add a smear of  whipped cream cheese and top with your choice of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. This build-your-own is an easy way to add a serving of fruit and get your kids involved making their own breakfast. It’s a win for everyone.

To assemble, make your favorite pancake recipe.  Double the recipe and stash the extra in your freezer for easy mornings.  Fill bowls with blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.  A container of whipped cream cheese and you’re ready to go.

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Build Your Own: Pancake Breakfast Bar

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Ingredients

  • Your favorite pancake recipe
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • 8 ounce container of Whipped Cream Cheese

Instructions

  1. Make your favorite pancake recipe
  2. Assemble bowls of berries on a table with plates and pancakes
  3. Smear a thin layer of cream cheese on individual pancake and allow child to top with their choice of berries.
  4. Store any remaining pancakes in the freezer for easy mornings.

 

 

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Crustless Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche Muffins

Need another way to reuse leftovers? 

crustless broccoli and cheddar quiche muffins

Here at MOMables, we are all about using leftovers or making extra dinner ingredients to repurpose for lunch! Not only are these quiche muffins a great way to use up extra veggies and cheese, they do double-duty! They make a great grab-and-go breakfast, or a lunchbox-friendly addition! Need more ideas to fill those lunch boxes? Come check us out!

I usually make these when I’m making quiche for dinner. I add extra veggies and eggs to my quiche mix, then make muffins with the extra that doesn’t fit in my pie pan. They freeze really well (see details below) making it easy to save them for later. So it doesn’t feel like we are eating the same thing day after day!

crustless broccoli and cheddar quiche muffins

Crustless Broccoli Cheddar Quiche “Muffins”

crustless broccoli and cheddar quiche muffins
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  • Yield: 3
  • Category: Breakfast, Lunch

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked broccoli florets, chopped small (from frozen or fresh)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half, milk, or non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, Colby Jack, or Gouda make great options)
  • Butter or oil for muffin pan

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. (If you don’t have extra cooked broccoli handy, bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil, then add the broccoli florets and cook for 1 minute. Drain, blot dry, and chop).
  3. Butter or grease 6 to 8 muffin cups (you can choose to skip this for silicone cups). Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Stir in the cheese and broccoli. (Option: Divide the cheese and broccoli evenly into 6 to 8 portions and place in greased muffin cups instead).
  5. Ladle the egg mixture evenly into the muffin cups. Leave at least 1/4 inch of space at the tops. (If using a silicone muffin pan or silicone cups, place on a baking sheet first.)
  6. Bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes, until golden brown.

Notes

For different taste combinations, you can add 1/2 cup chopped grilled or sauteed onion, or 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped green onions or chives.
You can substitute other leftover or extra veggies for the broccoli, or use a combination. Chopped spinach, zucchini, peas, or cauliflower also make great kid-friendly alternatives, and mixing in chopped carrots and tomatoes can create a fun twist. But really, anything works if it’s something you’d enjoy with eggs!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 muffin cups

These can also be made ahead and stored for later! If you’re not eating them all right away, let them cool for 15 to 20 minutes before putting them in an airtight container in the fridge. They should last 3 to 7 days that way.

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To freeze, divide into pairs (or whatever serving size you want) and put into freezer bags. (To save on high-cost freezer bags, I use cheaper small baggies for individual servings. Then put THEM into a larger freezer bag. I can usually keep re-using the outer bag, since it doesn’t get dirty touching the food!) The night before you want to eat them (or 2 to 3 days before) place them in the fridge to thaw.

To reheat, microwave thawed muffins for 2 minutes per pair.

Looking for more ideas to make your mornings easier? Check out these great MOMables breakfast recipes!

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How to Freeze Pizza Dough

Do you know how to freeze pizza dough?

how to freeze pizza doughFriday night has become known as “Pizza Night” at my house. My daughter, who’s a very routine person, gets upset if I ever change it up. She loves her pizza!

That’s why I freeze pizza dough to make sure I always have some on hand for our family or if we have guests. It’s especially important in our house since we’re handling multiple food allergies and dietary restrictions.

For those looking for a delicious pizza dough recipe, MOMables has you covered. Our homemade brick oven recipe is sure to be a hit with your family and guests. I know when I make this for my friends, they’re always asking me for the recipe!

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how-to-freeze-pizza-dough-horizontalHere’s the trick for making the brick oven dough recipe, or your favorite dough recipe, and freezing it for later use:

  • Mix all your ingredients together, as usual.
  • After you’ve added the yeast, do NOT let it rise. Instead, shape the mixture into a ball, and cover it lightly with flour.
  • Wrap the dough with plastic wrap. (I like to spray the wrap first with a little cooking spray to help keep the dough from sticking.)
  • Place the wrapped dough ball into a labeled freezer bag, and freeze it until ready to use.

When you’re ready to bake that bad boy, here are the next steps:

  • The morning of, remove the dough from the freezer, take it out of the bag, and unwrap it.
  • Place the dough in a large bowl in a warm place. Cover, and let it rise for the next 7 to 8 hours.
  • After it has finished rising, prepare the recipe as you normally would.

Not into tackling homemade dough? Try out DIY Frozen Pizza recipe instead.

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