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Avocado adds lots of creaminess and nutrition to this vegetarian & gluten-free Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich! It's great for a healthy school or work lunch.

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich

Avocado adds lots of creaminess and nutrition to this vegetarian & gluten-free Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich! It’s great for a healthy school or work lunch.

Avocado adds lots of creaminess and nutrition to this vegetarian & gluten-free Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich! It's great for a healthy school or work lunch.

Are your kids back to school yet? It seems to be everywhere – all the stores have notebooks and pencil colors everywhere, “back to school” clothing scales are happening, and easy recipes are what’s needed. Especially easy lunch recipes, for all of you awesome lunch-packing moms out there!

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

Here’s another recipe to add to your lunch recipe list – Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches! They’re healthy, filling, and perfect for kids & adults alike. I love avocado and its nutrition, so I try to add it in our diet as much as I can. These sandwiches use avocado to replace the mayo used in traditional egg salad. I’d say that’s a healthier swap!

This avocado egg salad is vegetarian, gluten-free, and grain-free. Serve it on allergy-friendly bread if needed, or even in lettuce wraps! I love to pack it with fruit and nuts for a well-balanced lunch I feel good about sending my kids with. Enjoy!

If you need more healthy lunch recipes, check out our awesome meal plans! Classic, gluten-free, grain-free, and vegetarian available.

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich

Avocado adds lots of creaminess and nutrition to this vegetarian & gluten-free Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich! It's great for a healthy school or work lunch.

Avocado adds lots of creaminess and nutrition to this vegetarian & gluten-free Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich! It’s great for a healthy school or work lunch.

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  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt (or any plain yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, plus more to taste
  • 8 slices bread

Instructions

  1. Peel and roughly chop the hard-boiled eggs. To cook perfect hard-boiled eggs, learn how here.
  2. In a medium bowl, add avocado. Mash until completely smooth. Add yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper; stir to combine. Add eggs; stir until ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  3. Add a scoop of egg salad to 4 slices of bread; top each with another slice of bread to form 4 sandwiches.
  4. Pack in an airtight container or lunchbox for lunch with fruit, nuts, or crackers.

 

8 Fun Summer Crafts for Kids

Keep your kids entertained this summer with these 8 fun summer crafts for kids! From paper crafts to squirt guns, they’ll never be bored.

Keep your kids entertained this summer with these 8 fun summer crafts for kids! From paper crafts to squirt guns, they'll never be bored.

Keep your kids entertained this summer with these 8 fun summer crafts for kids! From paper crafts to squirt guns, they'll never be bored.

Ah, summer. It’s such a fun time of year because the weather is nice, and there’s so much time to spend with your kids and family. We love getting outdoors, staying active, and enjoying each other’s company while we can!

Sometimes it can be hard to keep the kids entertained, though. Long days with nothing to do can get boring really quickly, so I always like to give my kids activities to do to keep their creativity flowing even while school is out.

I love all of these summer crafts for making with the kids; it’s great bonding time to create something together! They’ll have so much fun painting and making slime with their brothers & sisters or friends that they’ll never be bored during the summer again!

1. Edible Kool-Aid Slime

Keep your kids entertained this summer with these 8 fun summer crafts for kids! From paper crafts to squirt guns, they'll never be bored.

2. Paper Plate Star Wreath 

Keep your kids entertained this summer with these 8 fun summer crafts for kids! From paper crafts to squirt guns, they'll never be bored.

3. Squirt Gun Painting

Keep your kids entertained this summer with these 8 fun summer crafts for kids! From paper crafts to squirt guns, they'll never be bored.

4. Colorful Pour Pots

Keep your kids entertained this summer with these 8 fun summer crafts for kids! From paper crafts to squirt guns, they'll never be bored.

5. Milk Carton Bird Feeder

Keep your kids entertained this summer with these 8 fun summer crafts for kids! From paper crafts to squirt guns, they'll never be bored.

6. 4th of July Fireworks Painting

Keep your kids entertained this summer with these 8 fun summer crafts for kids! From paper crafts to squirt guns, they'll never be bored.

7. Egg Carton Turtles

Keep your kids entertained this summer with these 8 fun summer crafts for kids! From paper crafts to squirt guns, they'll never be bored.

8. DIY Sidewalk Foam Paint

Keep your kids entertained this summer with these 8 fun summer crafts for kids! From paper crafts to squirt guns, they'll never be bored.

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

8 Fun Summer Recipes Kids Will Love

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They’ll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

Summer is so close, we can almost taste it! Literally – these delicious recipes are perfect for hot summer days and sharing with the whole family.

What do your kids enjoy eating during the summer? Even though we continue to pack lunches for summer camps, we love to make fun snacks that are refreshing, fruity, and healthy. Strawberries are so fresh during the summer, so we love using those in our healthy snacks. And of course, ice cream and popsicles are some of our favorite treats!

I can’t wait until summer finally gets here so I can whip up some of these fun summer recipes for my kids. My freezer is going to be packed!

1. Healthy Banana Split Bites

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

2. Mango Freeze Popsicles

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

3. Roasted Strawberry S’mores

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

4. Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

5. Watermelon Pizza

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

6. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

7. Real Homemade Icee

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

8. Fresh Fruit and Lemonade Popsicles

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

What kind of recipes do your kids love during the summer?

You will definitely feel the love when your kids make you one of these 8 fun Mother's Day Crafts! You'll have something special your kids made just for you.

8 Fun Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

You will definitely feel the love when your kids make you one of these 8 fun Mother’s Day Crafts! You’ll have something special your kids made just for you.

You will definitely feel the love when your kids make you one of these 8 fun Mother's Day Crafts! You'll have something special your kids made just for you.

You will definitely feel the love when your kids make you one of these 8 fun Mother's Day Crafts! You'll have something special your kids made just for you.

Mother’s Day is such a special holiday! A day all for the moms. Breakfast in bed, relaxing, spending time with my family…it really is the perfect day.

Do you have any special Mother’s Day traditions? Every year my kids (with the help of my awesome husband!) make our favorite pancake recipe and top it with lots of lovely fresh fruit. And of course, they bring me my beloved cup of coffee. They know me so well. ;)

My kids love making crafts, and I love that they get to express their creativity. These 8 Mother’s Day craft would be perfect for kids of any age to make for their special moms. Dads, I hope you’re reading this right now to get some ideas!

1. Handprint Mason Jar Vase from Christina’s Adventures

You will definitely feel the love when your kids make you one of these 8 fun Mother's Day Crafts! You'll have something special your kids made just for you.

2. Cupcake Liner Flower Card from I Heart Crafty Things

You will definitely feel the love when your kids make you one of these 8 fun Mother's Day Crafts! You'll have something special your kids made just for you.

3. DIY Floral Herb Perfume from Hello, Wonderful

You will definitely feel the love when your kids make you one of these 8 fun Mother's Day Crafts! You'll have something special your kids made just for you.

4. Egg Carton Flower Art from Mod Podge Rocks

You will definitely feel the love when your kids make you one of these 8 fun Mother's Day Crafts! You'll have something special your kids made just for you.

5. Love You Bunches Thumbprint Card from Crafty Morning

You will definitely feel the love when your kids make you one of these 8 fun Mother's Day Crafts! You'll have something special your kids made just for you.

6. Rainbow Pour Pots from Edventures with Kids

You will definitely feel the love when your kids make you one of these 8 fun Mother's Day Crafts! You'll have something special your kids made just for you.

7. Hand-Shaped Ring Dish from Mama Papa Bubba

You will definitely feel the love when your kids make you one of these 8 fun Mother's Day Crafts! You'll have something special your kids made just for you.

8. Fingerprint Flower Card from Crafty Morning

You will definitely feel the love when your kids make you one of these 8 fun Mother's Day Crafts! You'll have something special your kids made just for you.

6 One bite into this Cinnamon Soft Pretzel Bites recipe and your kids will never want another snack again! They're way better than any pretzel at the mall.

Cinnamon Soft Pretzel Bites Recipe

One bite into this Cinnamon Soft Pretzel Bites recipe and your kids will never want another snack again! They’re way better than any pretzel at the mall.

One bite into this Cinnamon Soft Pretzel Bites recipe and your kids will never want another snack again! They're way better than any pretzel at the mall.

My daughter loves the soft pretzels sold at the mall so naturally, I made an easy homemade version just for her. I decided to make bites instead so they are perfect for snacking after school or packing in lunch boxes!

My kids beg me to make this soft pretzel bites recipe almost weekly. I don’t blame them, though! They’re soft, sweet, and the perfect size for little fingers.

Looking for more delicious snack recipes? Check out my cookbook The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet – I know you’ll find something your kids will love!

You do have to wait for the dough to rise (the hardest part!), but most of the time spent on this recipe is hands-off, so you can go get other things done while you make it. It’s totally worth it though; just look at those beautiful bites of cinnamon-y sugar goodness!

My kids love when I sneak one or two of these in their lunch boxes as a special treat, and I also like to make a batch if we’re having a family night watching movie night or playing games. It’s a recipe I know everyone will enjoy!

Cinnamon Soft Pretzel Bites Recipe

One bite into this Cinnamon Soft Pretzel Bites recipe and your kids will never want another snack again! They're way better than any pretzel at the mall.

This recipe is from Laura’s cookbook The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet.

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  • Yield: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water (100-110ºF, 35-45ºC)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (9 g) active dry yeast
  • 3 cups (375 g) bread flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1 tablespoon (18 g) salt
  • 2 tablespoons (30 g) brown sugar, packed
  • 4 tablespoons (56 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 8 cups water (1.8 L)
  • 1/2 cup baking soda (110 g)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (100 g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons (42 g) butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Stir together warm water and yeast in a bowl and let stand for ten minutes to activate yeast.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine flour, salt and brown sugar. Add softened butter and activated yeast with the mixer on low. Scrape the sides a few times to combine.
  3. Switch to the bread hook attachment and mix for about 5 minutes, dusting with a little more flour along the way to make sure it doesn’t stick to the walls of the bowl.
  4. Once the dough is elastic, remove it from the mixer bowl, form a ball, and transfer it to a lightly oiled bowl, turn to coat with oil. Cover with a kitchen towel and refrigerate overnight or, 2-3 hours in a warm spot.
  5. Heat oven to 450°F (230ºC) with racks in upper and lower third. Well oil 2 large baking sheets (about 17×12 inches, 43×30 centimeters). Bring water and baking soda to a boil in a 5-quart (946 ml) sauce pan.
  6. Punch down dough and divide into quarters. Form each quarter into 4 balls. Roll each ball into a 12 inch (30 centimeter) long rope. Cut each rope into six 2-inch (5 centimeter) pieces.
  7. Place a dozen pretzel bites and boil for 30 seconds, then transfer with a slotted spoon onto the oiled baking sheets.
  8. Bake pretzel bites in oven, switching sheets between racks and rotating sheets halfway through baking, until browned, 8 to 10 minutes (watch closely toward end of baking; bites brown quickly in last few minutes). Immediately transfer pretzel bites to wire racks to cool.
  9. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Brush pretzel bites with melted butter, lightly dip into cinnamon sugar mixture and enjoy.

 

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