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Beating the Lunch Box Blues (Book Review)

Beating the Lunch Box Blues (Book Review)

| January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Looking for a great book to make your packed lunches more exciting? Check out what I thought of Beating the Lunch Box Blues by J.M. Hirsch. When it comes to packing lunches, no one wants a boring brown sack. I mean, sure, a PBJ, chips and an apple are good sometimes — like when you […]

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Keep It Simple: Make It Tapas

Keep It Simple: Make It Tapas

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

When it comes to packing your kids’ lunch boxes (and even your own), sometimes you need to think outside the box … and the requisite two pieces of bread. While we routinely switch up the bread we use, employing everything from bagels and sandwich thins to hard rolls and English muffins, sometimes we nix the […]

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11 Ideas for Packing Lunch Boxes: November 2013

11 Ideas for Packing Lunch Boxes: November 2013

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Looking for some lunchtime inspiration for your kids? From rollups to wraps, grapes to cantaloupe, our kids love when we change up their lunch boxes with fun and different foods. When packing our children’s lunches, we both often pack yogurt because it offers so much nutritional goodness like calcium — and sometimes a nice amount […]

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Recipe: Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

Recipe: Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tasty little Pumpkin Donut Holes that are quick to make and a perfect little sweet treat to tuck into both kid and adult lunchboxes. I bake at least once a week. For a variety of reasons. But more often than not, it’s so I can include a small sweet homemade treat in the kids’ lunch […]

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The Breakfast Project Twitter Party

The Breakfast Project Twitter Party

| November 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Join Kitchen PLAY, National Milk Mustache “Got Milk?”® Campaign and some of your favorite food bloggers for a Twitter Party celebrating milk, the breakfast powerhouse! Eight delicious recipes will be revealed that show how, with the help of milk and MyPlate, you can build a better and more nutritious breakfast for you and your family. Five awesome […]

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Lunch Box Safety: Should You Pack an Ice Pack?

Lunch Box Safety: Should You Pack an Ice Pack?

| November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

When packing lunches for yourself and your kids, are you being safe? If you aren’t packing ice packs, then you may not be packing the safest lunches you can. Food for thought. Do you have a favorite ice pack for lunch boxes?

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Memo to Texas Schools: We Can Do Better

Memo to Texas Schools: We Can Do Better

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Thirty cents? Yes. Because a child was short thirty cents on his school meals card, a school employee threw away his breakfast last week. Even though his Mom was already notified and said she was on her way with the money. Thirty cents. Even though the school sees this child every day. Thirty cents. Even […]

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Bring Back the Brown Bag: 6 Tips for Packing the Perfect Grown-Up Lunch Box

Bring Back the Brown Bag: 6 Tips for Packing the Perfect Grown-Up Lunch Box

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD, CDN, FAMILY CIRCLE advisory board member Whether you were the classic brown bagger, fancy canvas-toter or old-school metal box bringer, lunchboxes aren’t just for the kids. Packing your own lunch for work provides an ideal opportunity to get refreshingly creative while still sticking to your dietary goals. Instead of depending […]

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Dairy Ideas for Kids Lunch Boxes

Dairy Ideas for Kids Lunch Boxes

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Whenever I pack lunches, I try to ensure that they span the major food groups — with plenty of veggies and fruit, a protein, a grain and some dairy. The dairy part can be a little challenging though — between worrying about spoilage and dealing with preferences. Why does dairy matter? It is a great […]

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Building Strong Bones – One Go-Gurt Protein at a Time

Building Strong Bones – One Go-Gurt Protein at a Time

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

This post is brought to you by Yoplait Go-Gurt Protein which has double the protein in a convenient tube of yogurt deliciousness. All opinions are our own. When it comes to giving your kids everything they need nutritionally, it can be hard to keep up. And keep track. Did they have enough Vitamin C? Vitamin […]

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