Monday, September 29, 2014

James' Lunch

I mentioned that I was using three different lunch boxes or systems this year. Stella is using the Pottery Barn bento boxes, Thomas is using his laptop lunch and James is still using his Pottery Barn lunch box. It is perfect for him.

pickles, blueberries, blueberry muffin, peaches, sandwich and yogurt dip

yogurt, carrot sticks, peaches, strawberries, sandwich and chocolate covered berries in the small container

raspberries, baby carrots, blackberries, blueberries, sandwich

raspberries, blackberries, carrot coins, blueberries, sandwich

hummus, baby carrots, blackberries, raspberries, sandwich

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New School Year

We have started a new school and for the first time ever, I have all three kiddos in school. Which is amazing:) And it means I have lunch x3 to pack:) My daughter wanted a new lunch box and we had to buy new lunch supplies. I had my eye on these bento boxes from Pottery Barn so we decided to try them out. I looooove them. I bought the plain boxes as well as the dip container and am very happy with the different sizes to use.

dragon fruit, mini blueberry muffins, carrot stick, veggie wrap with hummus and peaches with yogurt dip

leftover quinoa pasta, blackberries, baby carrots with hummus to dip

turkey sandwich on a dinner roll, baby cukes with hummus to dip, peaches, strawberries and mango slices

sushi, carrot coins, pineapples, peaches and grapes

sweet potato fries, veggies with hummus to dip, blueberries and chicken quesadillas

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Crab Cakes

Tomorrow the twins have mango, oranges, crab cake, grapes and some berries.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Tomorrow the twins have sliced pears and peaches, some berries, a peanut butter sandwich and a peanut butter cookie, some carrots and mango.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuna Sammie

Tomorrow the twins have a tuna sandwich, giant grapes, orange slices, a strawberry, English cucumber slices and some nutty crackers.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Ten Non Sandwich Lunch Ideas

Sandwiches tend to be my 'go to' when it comes to school lunches but I do try to mix it up and keep lunches interesting for everyone. Here are ten of my favorite non sandwich ideas:

1. Pasta 

Above is a quinoa pasta with low sugar sauce, carrot coins, salad (with dressing in the little container), strawberries, black berries and dragon fruit.

Spinach ravioli, grapes and sliced mini cucumbers.

2. Tuna Stuffed Cucumbers

This is probably my most requested lunch. Above is pineapple quarters, strawberries, baby carrots, watermelon and tuna stuffed cucumbers.

3. Chicken Pot Pie

The great thing about laptop lunches is the lids for some of the containers. So when I pack something like chicken pot pie, you can pop a lid on it and it does not get messy. My children have never complained about eating leftovers cold so it works for us.

4. Shredded Chicken

I always have a shredded chicken dish in my weekly rotation so for lunches, I will just serve over rice with some veggies and the kiddos love it.

Shredded chicken over garlic black beans and rice, rice chips, banana and baby carrots.

5. Salads

This is an easy salad with cut up chicken, mandarin oranges and crispy Chinese noodles, along with a plum, black berries and poppy seed dressing.

6. Quinoa Bites

This is a great recipe and you really can add just about anything. Above are ham and cheese quinoa bites, raspberries, watermelon and peaches.

7. Sweet and Sour Chicken

On the nights that we order out, I will toss some leftovers in for lunch and the kiddos think it is such a treat to have Chinese for lunch!

8. Crab Cakes

Some berries, peaches, kiwi, mini blueberry muffins and a crab cake.

9. Tacos

Tacos, star fruit and some berries.

10. Stir Fry

This is a ginger and garlic beef and broccoli stir fry with carrot coins and berries.

All lunches are packed in the laptop lunches which I love. We have had the same ones for years and they hold up great.

Broccoli Cheese Bake

Today the twins have a quinoa broccoli cheese bake, pistachios, grapes and berries. 
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