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Cobb Pasta Salad

Cobb Pasta Salad Lunchbox

This Cobb Pasta Salad lunchbox is loaded with fresh ingredients and SO easy to put together! Make it ahead for school lunches or a crowd-pleasing dish!

This Cobb Pasta Salad is everything you love in the classic salad, minus the lettuce but it still counts as a salad right?! I mean, if you really missed the crunch…. make a bed of lettuce and top it with this pasta salad. Either way works!

Check out how this pasta salad is made:

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2 Salsa Verde Chicken Pasta

Salsa Verde Chicken Pasta

Who’s ready for a big bowl of creamy, cheesy, chicken pasta goodness? Good thing, because this Salsa Verde Chicken Pasta comes together fast and makes a weeknight dinner the whole family will love!


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tomato tortellini soup in a thermos

5 Best Soups to Pack In a Thermos for Lunch

Cold weather or not, soups are always a great idea to pack for lunch! They can be made ahead of time, served for dinner, and the leftovers packed for lunch later in the week. Plus, soup is always better the second day.

In this post, I am going to share with you my family’s favorite soups to bring to school and the office; and therefore, they are my best soups to pack inside a thermos for lunch!

What is the best thermos container for hot soup?

If you want your soup to stay warm, you will NEED a durable thermos container to pack any of these delicious soups or hot lunch. Check out my top thermos picks in the video below to see which one is the right fit for your family.

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5 minute lunch ideas for back to school

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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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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