It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Pack a punch with these great recipes for back-to-school lunches. Whether you opt for a brown bag or a brand new, fully-loaded lunch bag, these recipes will wow your kids so much, they won’t ever want to trade.
EASY-TRANSPORT SANDWICHES AND SANDWICH ALTERNATIVES
Take that PB & J from zero to hero.
Tamra Davis, cookbook author and wife of Beastie Boy Mike D, is a kid-feeding champion with many kitchen pointers. “I read a statistic that if kids cook food themselves, they’re 75 to 80 per cent more likely to eat it, especially if it’s something they’re interested in,” she says. If you seriously want to rock that lunchbox, make her grilled fish sandwich fit for a Beastie Boy with your kids. Read more...
Cookie mogul Eden Hertzog shares recipes she enjoys with her family
I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but just in case I haven’t – I find lunch difficult. Yes, of all challenges I face on a day-to-day basis, lunch is the one that keeps me up at night. I find breakfast a breeze: always a smoothie, and then either yogurt & granola or toast with almond butter. Oh, and coffee. Coffee, I love you so much.
Then there’s dinner. Again, pretty straightforward: protein, starch, vegetable etc… But lunch, lunch is this overlooked, forgotten meal because it’s right smack in the middle of the day and often I am out and about or have my head in some work. Lunch becomes a sandwich or a handful of this or that, but nothing quite substantial or healthy enough. And for someone like me, who works in a cookie factory, this means that I eat cookies. Lots of cookies. A lunch-sized amount of cookies. Bad news. Read more...
One dad really tried to make his kid’s birthday special
Bunch dad Mike McPhaden wanted his son’s birthday to be an all-day celebration and surprised him with this special lunch. Well, normal lunch, specially prepared.
How excited would you be to unwrap blueberry yogurt, a spoon, a cheese string, a banana, fuzzy peach fruit chews and a ham & cheese sandwich on multigrain bread? We’re going to go with exponentially more excited than an unwrapped lunch with the same ingredients.
Nice work, Dad!
Postcards from Bunchland
Rainy Day Lunch
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This dad draws great pictures on his kids brown paper lunch bags every day over his own lunch hour. Check it out! .