So, it’s Day Four of the Houston ISD school year and, yes, I’m already looking for some lunch box packing inspiration. Uh oh!
Based on feedback from The Lunch Tray’s Facebook page, I know I’m not alone in despairing in front of those empty lunch boxes each morning, so I thought I’d bring back a feature I ran last fall called “It Takes a Village to Pack a Lunch.”
In the first post of that series, I and other TLT readers shared our go-to lunch entrees, especially ones that are a little “outside the box.” You can find all those great suggestions here (although many of mine are out of date for my own kids, as old favorites have since been deemed unacceptable – don’t you just hate that?). You’re certain to pick up at least a few new entree ideas after perusing everyone’s comments.
But wait, there’s more!
In the coming days, I’ll be sharing a few more posts to help you out: a round-up of blogs and websites with helpful lists and recipes for healthy packed lunches; a guest blog post from Bri of Red, Round or Green that will get you “pumped up to pack” (plus her super-creative list of ideas for kids who need to go gluten- or grain-free); a healthy muffin recipe from The Simply Wholesome Kitchen that can serve as a quick breakfast, a school lunch item or an after-school snack; a free lunch menu subscription give-away from MOMables, and more.
We’re all in this together, people, so let’s get packing!
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