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. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Carrot Chips

Tomorrow the twins have an egg salad sandwich, pistachios, strawberries, raspberries, golden raspberries and carrot chips.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Quinoa Pasta

Tomorrow the twins have quinoa pasta, carrot coins, salad with dressing and some dragon fruit and strawberries.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Grape Tomatoes

Tomorrow the twins have a sandwich on a dinner roll, grape tomatoes, watermelon and some grapes.

Monday, March 11, 2013


Tomorrow the twins have some sweet peppers, carrots, celery with some hummus for dipping. They also have a ham sandwich on a dinner roll, some crackers and grapes.

James has watermelon, grapes, crackers, a babybell cheese, carrots, celery and a peanut butter sandwich on a dinner roll.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Lunch for Monday

Tomorrow James has some carrots, a baby bell, some blueberries, strawberries, pears and a peanut butter sandwich on a dinner roll.

Twins have pears, blueberries, carrots, a ham sandwich on a dinner roll and some strawberries.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Costco lunch

Tomorrow the twins have turkey roll ups from Costco, blueberries, strawberries and baby carrots.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pretzel Sticks

Tomorrow James has pretzel sticks, blueberries, pears, carrots and a ham sandwich on a dinner roll.

The twins have a ham sandwich on a dinner roll, pretzel sticks, carrots, pears, kiwi and blueberries.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Oyster Crackers

Tomorrow the twins have a ham sandwich, oyster crackers, blueberries, pears and baby carrots.

James has a special lunch to celebrate Dr. Seuss:)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Tomorrow the twins have grapes, a kiwi, blueberries, baby bell cheese, ham sandwich on a dinner roll and some baby cukes.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Tomorrow the twins have grapes, kiwi, blueberries, a ham sandwich on a dinner roll and some baby cukes.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Big Sandwiches

Tomorrow the twins have a sandwich on a hoagie roll, grapes, baby cucumbers, kiwi, raspberries and blueberries.

James has baby cukes, blueberries, raspberries, grapes and a peanut butter sandwich on a hoagie roll.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

French Dip

Tomorrow the twins have the most amazing French dip sandwiches leftover from dinner, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple and kiwi.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Butterfly Sandwich

Tomorrow the twins have a peanut butter sandwich, baby pickles, strawberries, blueberries, baby bell cheese and kiwi.

James has baby pickles, strawberries, blueberries, almonds, baby bell cheese and a butterfly shaped peanut butter sandwich.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Baby Pickles

Tomorrow James has baby pickles, blueberries, strawberries, almonds, a baby bell cheese and leftover pizza.

The twins have tuna on a hoagie roll, a baby bell cheese, cucumbers, strawberries and blueberries.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentines Day Lunch

Tomorrow the twins have a ham sandwich, carrots, oranges, strawberries and two thin mint cookies.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ham Roll Ups

Tomorrow the twins have ham roll ups, carrots, strawberries, kiwi and cucumbers.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Star Fruit

Tomorrow James has some strawberries, blueberries, a couple of star fruit (which is new to James), oranges and a peanut butter sandwich made with my new butterfly sandwich punch.

The twins have a ham sandwich, two thin mint cookies, kiwi and some blueberries, orange slices, star fruit and a strawberry.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Dino Lunch Punch

So last week at this time I was being admitted to the hospital for the second time in two weeks. Except this time, they ended up taking my gall bladder out. My parents came over for a couple of days to help Tony. They laughed at me as I had drawn out how to pack the kiddos lunches. Well, they managed and the kiddos loved having them over. My dad just learned to text so there were no pictures.


Tomorrow the twins have a turkey/swiss roll up, blueberries, strawberries and carrots.

James has a pickles, strawberries, blueberries, carrots and a peanut butter sandwich cut with my new dino sandwich punch. And yes, I realize there are only two carrots. But James is not a fan of carrots yet and I found that if I just send in a couple, he tends to eat one (or maybe two).

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Tomorrow the twins have a ham sandwich on a dinner roll, carrots, pickles (Thomas has this many by request) and watermelon.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Tomorrow the twins have watermelon, carrots, a ham sandwich on a dinner roll and pickles.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Lunch Love

After being sidelined for a week with some funky health stuff, I am finally back and feeling semi-human. So back to packing lunched it is. I know the kiddos like it. Last Tuesday, when I felt my worst, the twins bought lunch. Before school, Thomas was so confused!

We never buy lunch on Tuesdays...only Fridays!!

I know, Bub. But I don't feel good.

But you always pack our lunches. You really like doing it. :)

Everyone survived but it is one of the things I do for them to show love.

Tomorrow James has oranges, blueberries, strawberries, carrots and a peanut butter sandwich on a dinner roll.

The twins have a ham sandwich on a dinner roll, carrots, oranges, blueberries and strawberries.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Carrot Coins

Tomorrow the twins have a ham sandwich, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and carrot coins.

Today after school Thomas said, "sometimes I open my lunch and I am so thankful. You really make the best lunches." I think my heart pretty much melted on the spot. Such a sweet kiddo:)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Crab Cakes

Tomorrow the twins have strawberries, raspberries, crab cakes, oranges and blueberries.

James has raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, carrot coins and a peanut butter sandwich.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Chicken Pot Pie

Tomorrow James has cucumbers, carrots, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and an apple shaped peanut butter sandwich.

The twins have leftover chicken pot pie, cucumbers, carrots, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries.
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