Make Ahead Mashed Potato Bowls with Broccoli and Cheddar for Lunch Boxes

Lunch Box with Mashed Potato Bowl and GoGurt Protein

This easy recipe for Make Ahead Mashed Potato Bowls with Broccoli and Cheddar for Lunch Boxes was created as a pairing for Yoplait Go-GURT Protein. All opinions are my own. August and September are always hot times for lunch box ideas. They appear all over the place — on blogs, websites and in magazines. Readers…

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Lunch Box Find: Heluva Good! Greek Style Yogurt Dips

Heluva Good Dips for Lunch boxes

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Heluva Good! I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. All opinions are my own. We’re not a family that does sandwiches for lunch everyday. We like sandwiches — and some days,…

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Barbecue Chicken and Veggie Rice Bowls for Lunchboxes (and Project A+)

Barbecue Chicken Vegetable Rice Bowl-2

Pack your children’s lunchboxes with tasty Barbecue Chicken and Veggie Rice Bowls that will keep their bellies happy and full. This quick and easy recipe is a family favorite. Truth is that usually I put a lot of thought into the lunches that I send to school with the kids. Paige likes sandwiches but gets excited…

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Raising Healthy Kids and Thoughts on Libby’s Single Fruit Cups

Libbys Fruit Cups

We’re into the swing of things now. School started in late August, and we’ve acclimated to the waking up thing. We’ve also found a new flow with the new (later) bus pick up times. Well, mostly. Packing lunches? Got it! I have a flow to things. Will gets a main item — a sandwich or…

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Back to School Shopping for School Lunches

Thank you to Crocs for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about Crocs’ new Back to School line. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own. It’s been said that I go a little crazy around back to school shopping time….

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in a Jar

A few weeks ago, Will spied a lone very ripe (ahem, brown) banana on our kitchen counter and declared that I should  make banana bread. He adores banana bread. And bananas, for that matter. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to whip up a batch then. Today I finally got around to baking some … in…

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The Joy of Turkey Sandwiches (and 5 Ways to Jazz Yours Up)

I’m sitting at my desk eating a turkey sandwich on 7-grain bread with a smear of roasted red pepper hummus and a slice of Swiss cheese. It’s divine. I didn’t bother to cut it in half, though I am a devoted sandwich-cutter (as yesterday’s turkey sandwich, above, shows). The house is quiet, still even. My…

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Cooking for Kids: Fun Combination Lunches For Kids

Will is totally enthralled with those pre-packaged lunches at the supermarket that come with a few bits of meat, cheese and crackers in a shiny yellow container. I never buy them — honestly, I think they are gross. The meat is slimy, the cheese is mediocre … they look a lot better than they are….

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Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta with Romano Roasted Shrimp

And just like that, summer ended. I mean, of course it’s still technically summer. But this morning, as I woke Will from his peaceful slumber and got him fed, brushed, washed and dressed for school, summer was clearly over for us. We’re now entering the wonderful world of schedules that revolve around five-day-a-week schooling and…

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