I had the pleasure of meeting Laura from MOMables while on the California Dairy Tour. We recently decided to get together to do a back to school series. MOMables has all sorts of homemade, fresh ideas for your kids lunchbox - great ideas just like the one she is sharing today. So make sure you check out her site, and be back here every Thursday for 4 weeks to see what else she brings - and her site as well for a few back to school guest posts from me!
Kids love chips and they love dips.
What parents like are fresh and real ingredients - the MOMables™ way.
Those boxed lunches dangling on the shelves at the grocer right at the kids’ eye level sure are tempting, aren’t they? Convenient – sure. Nutritionally – empty. Sure it has colorful, fun packaging, but that’s where anything good about those prepackaged lunches ends. At MOMables™, we love showing parents how you can turn simple and fun lunches into healthy and fresh meals.
If you want nicer and more colorful packaging, get rid of the zip bag and invest in some fun and reusable lunch containers.
The prepackaged lunch comes with tortilla chips, salsa, and cheese dip. “Cheese” - if you can really call it that, since cheese is not even one of the first 3 ingredients listed. The box lunch includes a sugary fruit-flavored drink and candy. You might be thinking, well… if kids eat it, why not buy it? Because the boxed lunch has so many ingredients that aren’t real food that you might as well not call it lunch.
Taco night is very popular in most households, right? Often times you have one left over serving of taco meat and wonder: what the am I going to do with this? I’ll tell you. You can make taco tray the MOMables way.
Our taco tray contains high quality beef, shredded real cheese, shredded lettuce, a serving of fruit and whole grain tortilla chips. The only things not pictured are a small container of salsa I usually include, a reusable napkin and utensils.
This lunch took two or three minutes to prepare and I didn’t need any special tools to make it. Healthy lunches can include left overs; you just have to re-purpose them! If you need more lunch ideas you can always visit our blog, Facebook or Pinterest. Helping busy parents make fresh lunches is what we do!
-- Laura Fuentes shows parents how to make fresh school lunches over at MOMables™. A wife, mother of 3 and a lunch enthusiast who insists on healthy, wholesome food for her family. On her personal blog, Super Glue Mom, she writes about managing motherhood on a deadline. She’s also a food contributor and recipe developer to numerous sites, and helps busy parents overcome the difficulties of cooking real food in a hurry. You can find Laura on Twitter and on Facebook and MOMables on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.