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BBQ Salmon and Ranch Salad – Quick and Delicious Lunch Options

I am always looking for easy but nutritional lunch options for me and my kiddos. While feeding them is easy, sometimes finding things I can eat quickly can be trying with a new baby in the house.  A lot of time I find myself stuffing a piece of peanut butter down, or eating a handful […]

Pasta for Dinner… Pasta for Lunch. Make Ahead Meals that are Portable

Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central for the National Pasta Association. I received pasta samples and a stipend to facilitate the creation of pasta recipes as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Now that the kids are back to school are you finding your […]

12 Non-Sandwich Ideas for Back to School Lunches

Are your kids tired of the same ol’ pb&j?  Maybe you’re looking for other nutritional ideas besides the basic sandwich?  Whatever your motivation is, I’ve got a DOZEN yummy lunch ideas that ARE NOT sandwiches.  No loaf bread was used or harmed in this post. LOL. There are a couple of “sandwich-like” ideas here to […]

Lunchbox Inspiration: Watermelon, Strawberry, and Mint Fruit Salsa

Today is the last post in this series, although it is probably not the last post you’ll see about lunchboxes!  I hope you have enjoyed this series and you’ve gotten a few good ideas and some inspiration for how you can make lunchbox meals simple and/or fun while still being packed with healthy foods. This […]

Lunchbox Inspiration: Cranberry Watermelon Chicken Roll Up Sandwich

It’s time for another lunchbox inspiration!  If you’ve been following along, you know this is #5 of the series that has included, Fruit Salad with Homemade Marshmallow Cream and Cream Cheese Dip, Teriyaki Chicken Watermelon Sushi, Grilled Chicken Sliders with Maple Citrus Watermelon Drizzle, and Build Your Own Lunchable!  All of these lunchbox items have […]

Lunchbox Inspiration: Teriyaki Chicken & Watermelon Sushi {from leftovers!}

I’ve got a fun lunch inspiration for you today! It is so delicious, you’ll want to pack yourself a lunch too!  And, why not?  Brown baggin’ it means you’ll save your hard earned dollars, and eat better too!  Besides, with this lunch your kids {or your co-workers} will think you’re the coolest mom ever! This […]

Real Food Series: Lunchbox Inspiration to Start the School Year Right

Welcome to the first installment of a brand new series you will be seeing once a week for the next six weeks thanks to the National Watermelon Promotion Board!  School is starting in just a couple of weeks here and back to school time always means we find ourselves in a whirlwind of meetings, activities, […]

Lunchbox Inspiration – BBQ Quesadillas

It seems like school just let out, but today I spied school supplies being lined up on the shelves at my local Walmart.  In just a few weeks it will be time for back to school shopping.  There will be new crayons, new backpacks, new shoes, and new lunchboxes.  But, while your kids get the […]

Grilled Cheese Gone Gourmet with Turkey and Asparagus

I have found my new favorite sandwich.  It was born of my desire to add more fresh veggies to my diet {and my kid’s diets}.   I’ve been trying to get creative and add more veg to my lunches and breakfasts – two meals when vegetables don’t always grace our plates. This sandwich elevates sandwiches to […]

Review: Garden Lites

I love it when I find something healthy and yummy that makes a great lunch item – especially on the go.  Recently, I had the opportunity to try Garden Lites, a Gluten Free, Vegetarian, and All Natural product.  They are  produced in Nut Free Facility. They come frozen and heat up in the microwave in […]

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