School Lunches, Take 7 (2013/2014 10 lunch photos)

Here are 10 more lunch ideas!! If you’re keeping count… these are 71-80 of my entire list of makemealsmama school lunch photos and ideas.

Packing lunch (almost) every day for three school aged kids is an adventure! I photograph the lunches and share them with my ah-mazing Facebook food group and I’m now sharing last years school lunches with my blogger friends. During the 2013-2014 school year, the kids were in 5th grade, 3rd grade and Pre-K. It was the only year where I had three kids attending the same school. What a treat for drop-offs and pick-ups!

Sometimes we gave them leftovers, sometimes sandwiches, sometimes random foods thrown together, sometimes thoughtfully put together… always with an effort to keep them fun, yet healthful. Hope that these lunches give you ideas for your own kids lunches.

**How to keep food in thermoses hot: Pour boiling water into an empty thermos and cover. While you are preparing the lunch, this will “pre-heat” the thermos. When you’re read to fill the thermos, spill out the boiling water and fill it with the lunch.**


1. Cream cheese and salami rolled up in whole wheat wraps (got the idea from my friend Vlada!), cucumbers & tomatoes, salt on the side and granny smith apple or orange.



2. Sunflower butter (recommendation from my friend Natalie!) and grape jelly sandwich-uncrustable style, leftover Trader Joe’s mini heirloom tomatoes & hard boiled eggs.


3. Bologna, romaine and mayo sandwich with cauliflower & tomato salad and plum (not pictured)2013lunch13

4. Grilled cheese & tomato soup (packed by awesome spouse Igal2013lunch14

5. Mashed potatoes with veal hot dogs (Russian sasiski), side of tomatoes or carrots. Apple, not pictured 2013lunch15


6. School lunch (feel like I’m gonna burn in judgmental hell for this one…. lol): leftover chicken and broccoli with rice, cereal bar & Trader Joe’s gorgonzola crackers. 2013lunch16

7. Raisin bread with cream cheese, cucumbers and tomatoes, hard boiled eggs and yogurt. 2013lunch17

8. Cottage cheese and vanilla yogurt (combined) with mix-ins: sunflower seeds & raisins and red grapes 2013lunch18

9. Rice cake with vegetable cream cheese (leftover from weekend brunch) and ham, edamame, hard boiled egg and red grapes (not pictured). 2013lunch19

10. “Mama’s favorite sandwich”- sourdough with thin layer of mayo and a pork/turkey meatball/katleta with sliced tomatoes- in side compartment. Sugar snap peas and kefir drink. 2013lunch20




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