School Lunches, Take 8 (2013/2014 10 lunch photos)

Here are 10 more lunch ideas!! If you’re keeping count… these are 81-90 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. Salad greens with carrot “spaghetti”, diced grilled chicken, chick peas and tomatoes. Dressing. LO doesn’t get salad greens. A slice of sweet potato pie went into a small container for all of the kids. 2013lunch21

2. Leftover turkey breast with mayo, lettuce and bacon with grape tomatoes and mango (pineapple for the first kid). Packed by spouse!2013lunch22

3. Quick school lunch: multigrain with hummus, ham and romaine. Cucumbers and clementines.2013lunch23

4. Spouse-packed school lunch: sandwich on multigrain with sliced pear, turkey & mayo. Tomatoes, pumpkin cheesecake cookies (to stop me from eating them) & gogurt 2013lunch24

5. Its that time again… cheese plate school lunch! Everyone got prosciutto, crackers and apples. Mix of cheeses: goat, manchego, white and yellow cheddar, gruyere, havarti. 2013lunch25

6. Trader Joe’s hobo bread with peanut butter, cucumbers and drinkable yogurt. 2013lunch26


7. Ham and havarti on everything bagel slims with mayo. Sugar snap peas and yogurt. Thanks to spouse for making and photographing!! 2013lunch27

8. Sliced hard boiled eggs with cucumbers, mayo and truffle salt on wonder bread (yes! Wonder bread!) Grape tomatoes and pear spears. Gogurt-camera shy. 2013lunch28


9. Bacon, lettuce & mayo on whole wheat bread, grape tomatoes and mandarins 2013lunch29

10. Whole wheat with brie, turkey and green apple. Cucumber spears, more apple slices and homemade peanut butter cookies 2013lunch30




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