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2 This no-bake lasagna tastes like the traditional dish we all love but skips the oven! Making this the EASIEST and best way to enjoy lasagna any night of the week!

No Bake Lasagna Recipe

Seriously. The recipe you’ve been searching for is finally here. Yes! In .this.post. A no-bake lasagna recipe that even the busiest parent can make in the middle of the week!

If you can boil water and cook noodles… you can make this no-bake lasagna recipe-no matter how hectic dinner time might be. Check out how easy it is to make in the video below.

 

But seriously, why would one want an easy of a lasagna recipe like this one? I mean, what’s the point, right? Well, say it’s 5:45 p.m. and everyone is ready for dinner, and just as you take the frozen pan of lasagna from the freezer you realize that it’s going to take more than 1 hour to bake in the oven! And everyone wants lasagna…

Well, that’s why you need THIS recipe.

This no-bake lasagna tastes like the traditional dish we all love but skips the oven! Making this the EASIEST and best way to enjoy lasagna any night of the week! Continue reading

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Ten Healthy Lunch Packing Tips

Make school lunches a breeze with these ten healthy lunch packing tips.

10 Tips to make School Lunch a BreezeI often hear from moms that “packing lunch takes a long time” or “I don’t have time to pack lunches.” My mantra is that it only takes 10 minutes to pack one or five lunches. In fact, if you can learn to pre-plan your lunches in advance and do most of the prep work ahead of time, then all you need is a weekly plan.

If you are just getting started and find lunch packing overwhelming, here are ten lunch packing tips:

Make a List

Sit down and write a food plan for the week. You can browse the Internet for new ideas or subscribe to a school lunch-planning service. From there, you can create your shopping list or print out the one from your subscription service.

Shop Over the Weekend

If you shop over the weekend, you can come home and prep a lot of your lunch items. Starting the week with fresh produce means you don’t have to stare at the refrigerator and hope something talks back and says, “Eat me!”

Wash all your Produce at Once

As soon as you get home from the store, fill your sink with water and produce cleaning solution (such as water and vinegar). Let the produce soak for 10 minutes, scrub, and rinse. Begin cleaning your fruits and veggies so they are cleaned and ready for when you need to pack them.

Prep your Produce

After you wash all your produce at once, prep the produce in the way it’s meant to be used. This means chop, cut, julienne, or dice your fresh produce and refrigerate in airtight containers.

Hard-Boil your Eggs

Eggs are delicious and filled with nutrition! Of course, they are very portable in their hard-boiled form but they also offer an infinite amount of lunch options! You can make wraps, egg salad sandwiches, or top a green salad in a couple of minutes when they are already in your fridge. If you have older kids who have bigger bellies to fill, you can throw a hard-boiled egg inside a lunch container for an extra boost.

Bake Ahead

Do you know you can use your cupcake pan to make little meatloaves, quiches, spaghetti nests, carrot muffins, or ham and cheese muffins? These are all items that bake easily and freeze very well! Bake single-serving lunch box items over the weekend, freeze, and pull them out when you need a quick lunch box fix.

Assembly Line Packing

Instead of packing each lunch container individually, consider placing all of your lunch items on the counter and filling your lunch boxes assembly-line style. Whether you are making a simple lunch with deli meats, cheese, and crackers or adding baked goods, filling your containers at once can save you a lot of time.

Blend and Freeze

If you have smoothie fans at home, make all the smoothies for the week at once! The easiest way is to make a blender full of your smoothie recipe, blend, pour in individual plastic cups with lids, and freeze. Each morning, pull a sealed smoothie out of the freezer and pack inside an insulated lunch bag. It will thaw to a smoothie consistency by lunch. Bonus: no ice-pack needed.

Freeze your Dairy

Prevent soggy cheese and warm yogurt simply by freezing them the night before. They will be thawed out by lunch, and your child won’t complain of the lunch being a soggy mess!

Prep and Freeze your Fruit

Fruits such as mango, pineapple, grapes, and orange slices freeze very well. I like to save prep time by sticking them in the freezer and having them ready to pack inside the lunch box. Berries also freeze well, so buy them on sale when in season and freeze for smoothies! 

Getting your kids ready in the morning is stressful enough, let alone getting yourself ready! Follow these tips for less work in the mornings and take packing lunch off your morning to-do list.

Do you have any lunch packing tips for me? 

 

 

 

 

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8 Healthy Lunches for Summer Camp

Fuel your kids with the nutrition they need to get through long, hot days with these healthy lunches for summer camp! Easy to pack and so delicious.

Fuel your kids with the nutrition they need to get through long, hot days with these healthy lunches for summer camp! Easy to pack and so delicious.

Just because school is out doesn’t mean I’m not packing lunches anymore! My kids just started summer camp yesterday, which they are so excited about. Between lunches for the kids, my office lunch, and my husband’s lunch, we’re still hard at work in our kitchen packing healthy lunches.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

Do your kids go to summer camp? Mine always look forward to seeing their friends and enjoying the outdoors. I know days at summer camp can be long and exhausting, so I want to make sure they have a nutritious lunch and snacks packed to keep them energized.

All of these recipes will fill them up with the nutrition they need for long days in the sun. From sandwiches to wraps to bowls, there’s a recipe in here that your kids will love. They’re all super easy to prepare ahead of time and pack in a lunch box.

Enjoy these delicious recipes, and let us know what you pack for your kids’ summer camp lunches!

Fuel your kids with the nutrition they need to get through long, hot days with these healthy lunches for summer camp! Easy to pack and so delicious.

1. Avocado, Bacon & Cheese Pinwheels

2. Peanut Butter Apple Wraps

Who knew you could mix fruit and veggies and make it taste this good? These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps will please even the pickiest eaters.

3. Lunchbox Burrito Bowls

Lunchbox Burrito Bowls - MOMables.com - A great idea to use up leftovers for lunch!

4. Greek Chicken Flatbreads

5. Southwest Quinoa

Mix some nutritious, protein-packed quinoa with veggies and delicious Mexican spices in this vegetarian Southwest Quinoa. Use the leftovers for lunch!

6. Turkey & Cheese Sushi on a Stick

7. Teriyaki Chicken Lunch Bowls

healthy school lunch idea: teriyaki chicken lunch bowls

8. Mini Pizza Quiches

Pizza Mini Quiches - MOMables.com

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