Lunchbox Revival

Congratulations! We’ve been making healthy lunches half way through the school year already! But, are we burnt out or what? It’s time for some new and fun food to add into your rotation. Never fear, I have some fresh ideas for you to add into your “box”.

Bring on the Heat (or not): We have a few super cold months coming up, so it’s the perfect time to let your thermos become the star of the box. Here are a few new ideas that you might not have used yet:

Egg pesto melt and other paninis
Get creative to step outside the “grilled cheese” box. Use sundried tomatoes, olives, spinach, different cheeses and/or meats, hummus or other spreads/dips, etc.

http://weelicious.com/2012/08/27/10-best-back-to-school-sandwich-recipes/

Warm it up
Warm up homemade or store bought applesauce with a little cinnamon, nutmeg and/or ginger for a change.

Smoothies
A refreshing smoothie might be just what your kidlet needs for an extra boost of Vitamins in the middle of the day, especially if they’re fighting off a mid-winter cold.

Pizzas
Not just leftover pizza, but figure out ways to use pizza ingredients. For example, try a pizza Panini or these pizza pinwheels  or even pizza balls.

Dip away
Use the Thermos for a warm dip like refried beans with cheese on top or a hot spinach-artichoke dip packed with pita chips.

Veg Out
Carrots, celery, cucumber…blah, blah, blah. Time for some new veg and maybe even some new dips and dressings! Think about:
  • Olives
  • Jicama
  • Roasted red pepper
  • Sundried tomatos/sundried dip
  • Pesto
New gear
If you’re like me, somehow your fully stocked Tupperware drawer is a bit skimpy now. It might be time to get stocked up with some new, fresh gear

Resources
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