kids lunches + school

oven applesauce

My son and I have a habit of watch­ing the cook­ing chan­nel together. He sali­vates and tells me what he likes to eat and I take notes. A few nights ago, we watched The Bare­foot Con­tessa, oth­er­wise known as Ina … more




lettuce wraps

Hydro­ponic let­tuce is one of my new favorites. The bonus is that the Costco near me sells a big con­tainer of it. The brand is eva pro­duced by Grupo Altex. I try to pur­chase food as locally as pos­si­ble. For … more




the goodie box

When I was 7 years old, I had my ton­sils out. To break up the monot­ony of my 10 day recov­ery, my mom put together a goodie box that I pulled from each day. It was filled with crayons and … more




ham & cheese rolls kids lunch

With lots of pro­tein, fruits and veg­eta­bles, this is a won­der­ful packed lunch for kids. My two are like hob­bits, except instead of eat­ing two break­fasts, they eat two lunches — one at school and another when they get home, … more




chicken wrap

This also works great with deli turkey. This is my kid’s sec­ond lunch after school. Total time: 5 min­utes Yield: 1 wrap 1 brown rice tor­tilla (I buy Trader Joe’s brand) lots of may­on­naise (Best Foods is GFCF) or hum­mus 1/2 … more




chicken salad

This is a really ver­sa­tile salad that can be used in a sand­wich, a green salad or wrapped in let­tuce leaves, as shown here. I send this to school with my kids with rice crack­ers for dip­ping. Prep time: 10 … more




tuna sandwich

I give my kids tuna no more than once every two weeks because of mer­cury lev­els found in tuna. The older they are, the more they can have. Prep time: 5 min­utes Total time: 10 min­utes Yield: enough for 4 sand­wiches … more




pb&j lunch

There’s a lot of sweet already going on here…jelly, fruit. Try to make send­ing a cookie a spe­cial occa­sion instead of every day. Total time: 10 min­utes YIeld: 1 sand­wich 2 slices gluten-free bread (I use Udi’s) black­berry or straw­berry jam … more




egg salad sandwich lunch

Udi’s bread makes this com­fort food pos­si­ble. If you want a change from bread, my kids love dip­ping rice crack­ers into the egg salad, too. Prep time: 10 min­utes Total time: 30 min­utes Yield: 2 sand­wiches 3 hard boild eggs … more