Posts Tagged ‘Lunchbox Recipes’

Lunchbox Fun for Back-To-School

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Back-to-school means it’s time to start thinking about packing your kids lunchbox. Every day. I don’t know about you, but it’s easy to get in a rut of sandwich-fruit-chip/pretzels, but with a little bit of planning and thinking – dare I say it? – outside the box, we can get out of the rut and create a bit of lunchbox fun!

Fun Lunchbox

With that in mind, I’ve searched the Mom Advice archives for some of my kids favorite lunchbox foods, visited our lunchbox Pinterest Board (lots more ideas there, by the way!) for ideas, and then searched for even more creative and healthy ways to bring a little lunchbox fun to the school year!

16 Fun Ideas for Changing up the Lunchbox Routine


From Mom Advice:
Fruit Infused Water ::

Fruit-Infused Water {in place of juice boxes!}

Lunchbox Asian Noodles ::

Asian Lunchbox Noodles

Granola Bars on

Easy Homemade Granola Bars

Chocolate chip cookie bars from

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

More fun ideas from others {please be sure to pin from the original source – thanks!}:

Mini blt wraps

Mini BLT Wraps @ The Girl Who Ate Everything

ham & cheese pinwheels

Ham & Cheese Pinwheels @ Jamie Cooks It Up

Mac-n-cheese muffins

Mac & Cheese ‘Muffins’ @ The Daily Meal

Grilled cheese Lunchbox

Grilled Cheese & Vegetable Lunchbox @ Biting The Hand That Feeds You


Salads in a Jar @ Simple Bites

PB&J Dippers

Peanut Butter & Jelly Dippers @ Momables

30 days of lunches

30 Days of No-Repeat Lunches @ Peanut Blossom

pizza pockets

Homemade Pizza Pockets @ Another Lunch

Healthy Gummy Bears

Healthy Fruit Gummy Bears @ Undressed Skeleton

Soft Whole Grain PB Cookie

Soft & Chewy Whole Grain Peanut Butter Cookie @ An Oregon Cottage

And here’s a couple ideas that are sure to gain a smile:

Lunchbox jokes printables

180 Lunchbox Jokes Printable @ 320 Sycamore

Lunch sack printables

Lunch Sack Printable @ Kensie Kate

What are some ways you like to create lunchbox fun? And don’t forget to check out our Lunchbox Love Pinterest Board if you need even more ideas!


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Asian Lunchbox Noodles

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

My kids will be beginning their school year in just a couple of short weeks. I am so sad to see our summer come to an end, but also love their excitement and enthusiasm to get back to their favorite friends and learning.

With beginning the school year comes the challenge of making lunchtime fun for my kids. Sandwiches are our usual lunchbox standby, but I thought it would be fun to step out of the sandwich box, so to speak, and offer my kids another fun lunch that could be made and prepared ahead for our busy mornings.

These Asian Lunchbox Noodles fit the lunch bill perfectly! They can be made ahead, are great at any temperature, and you can add your child’s favorite flavors to them to spice them up. Tuck these into a reuseable Glad container or prepare these for any easy weeknight meal when extracurricular activities can wreak havoc on the evening routines. These noodles are great anytime and a great solution for any lunch or dinner.


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Asian Lunchbox Noodles
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 6
  • 1 pound linguine, cooked
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¼- ½  cup peanut butter (depending on your preference)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ cup Shredded Carrots
  1. Cook your linguine noodles as directed on the packaging. Reserve a little of the pasta water to help thin your sauce, if needed.
  2. Blend garlic in a food processor until fine.
  3. Add soy sauce, oils, vinegar, and brown sugar. Add enough peanut butter to make slightly thick. Add reserved pasta water, if needed, to thin the sauce.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Add to pasta and toss with shredded carrots.
  6. If desired, you can top with chopped peanuts, sesame seeds, or grilled chicken strips.

This is just one example of the great things you will discover this month over on the Glad site.  If you would like to see some of my fun ideas including my favorite bubble recipe, homemade play dough, homemade sidewalk chalk, and snag some great free printables to add a little sparkle to your child’s lunchbox, be sure to join Glad’s Facebook Community and click on Glad’s Mom Made tab for tips and tricks to manage the back-to-school madness.   Head over to Glad to get the full scoop on all of these fantastic ideas to get your school year started out right.

Check back next week for a fun project to get those back-to-school lunches organized that will get your whole family involved!

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