Running out of inspiration for lunches? Lunches are probably the hardest meal to be creative with, and it is so easy to open a can of Spaghetti-Os. Let Menus4Moms’ list of lunch ideas motivate you to get back to a healthier mealtime.
If you bake bread, your kids might enjoy a brunch or lunch of French toast on when the bread is fresh. You can designate at least one loaf for French toast and one loaf for sandwiches, which are always better on fresh baked bread. If your recipe makes several loaves, you can freeze any extra loaves. When thawing bread, the key is to leave it sealed in the packaging until it is completely thawed and it will retain all of the original moisture. If you open the packaging before the bread has thawed, it tends to dry out.
For parents, providing your kids with healthy, nutritional lunches that they find interesting can be quite a challenge. The “if it is good for you then it must be boring” mentality makes this particularly challenging and you have such favorites as lollies, sweets and fizzy drinks to compete with. Don’t despair, it can be done and here are 13 alternatives to get you started. Instead of… High fat savoury biscuits — why not try Plain dry crackers, rice cakes, corn thins or Scottish oatcakes. Raw carrots or celery cut into small pieces are also an excellent choice Pies, pastry or ... [Read More...]
It’s lunch time and the kids are hungry. Take a look in your pantry for some quick and filling lunch ideas. You’ll be surprised with how many last minute meal ideas you can come up with using the various cans and bags of dry goods stashed away in your kitchen cupboards. Macaroni and Cheese Plus Grab a box of Mac & Cheese and mix and prepare it according to the package directions. To turn it into a full lunch meal, add some vegetables and meat. Here are some ideas…Add small chunks of steamed broccoli or a can of green beans or peas ... [Read More...]
It’s August and that familiar time of year when yellow school buses fill the neighborhoods. You’re back to hectic mornings, finding everyone’s books and papers and trying to get them out of the door on time… and you now have 180 lunches to make over the next 9 months if you have 1 child and 720 if you have 4 — But hey, who’s counting? I can’t help you eliminate all of the hectic morning activity, but maybe I can help you with those 720 lunches. Here are a few lunch and snack ... [Read More...]
Here are some lunch ideas that have been contributed by moms from TheHomeSchoolMom in the Kitchen and Menus4Moms™. Items suitable for packing in an insulated lunchbox or thermos are noted with an asterisk. [Read More...]
Kids are notoriously fickle. This week’s favorite food may be tossed aside next week with an inexplicable, “I don’t like it anymore.” Moms on TheHomeSchoolMom in the Kitchen Yahoo Group are familiar with that frustration and have suggested the following snacks to help you find something that will keep the kids happy when last week’s favorite is ancient history. [Read More...]
The easiest thing to serve for breakfast is freezer food – not the kind that comes in a box, though. Once frozen, French toast, waffles, and pancakes can be pulled out of the freezer individually and toasted or microwaved just like the ones they sell in the grocery store. If you bake bread, designate at least one loaf for French toast on baking day. You can slice that loaf, make French toast one morning, and all of the extra French toast goes into the freezer in freezer bags. For easier separation, you can freeze the slices individually on a baking sheet ... [Read More...]
This Reuben Sandwich Recipe is a great way to use up leftover corned beef, or even to set the crockpot up to cook the corned beef and make the sandwiches in the evening. It’s a crowd-pleaser! [Read More...]