I hope you all had a fabulous Labour Day weekend! Now it”s time to go back to school, so I thought for this month”s meal plan I would share some ideas for school lunches. No peanut butter and jelly sandwiches here!
These puzzle apples are so easy to make and make getting an apple in your lunch box so much fun! Pair that with some homemade pizza pops and your kids will be the envy of the classroom.
Wraps are always a great way to get rid of the sandwich blahs and these Guacamole Turkey wraps are full of yummy goodness. And, these Maple Walnut Apple Chips take dried fruit to a whole new level, I don”t think there”ll be any complaints when they find these in their lunchbox.
Take a break from the norm by threading some ham, fruit and cheese onto skewers for a deconstructed lunchbox. Don”t forget the yogurt for dipping! And, to round out the meal with some whole grains, add one of these easy-to-make granola bars.
Homemade applesauce is a cinch to make and so easy to customize to your child”s taste. You can switch out the blueberries for any other fruit you want – our other favourite would definitely be strawberries. You can also leave out the vanilla bean to make it more economical, it”s still just as tasty. Make the filling for the Chicken Salsa Ranch Wraps the night before and assemble the morning of. If the kids want to heat them up for lunch then make sure to pack the lettuce in a separate bag, to add after heating.
Perfect for a cool fall day (yes, I just said that), you can make this combination for supper the night before and send along the leftovers for lunch. Depending on whether there”s a microwave available to your child, you can send it cold in tupperware or warm it up in the morning and send it in a thermos. If your kids don”t like spice feel free to leave out the jalapeño and make cheddar biscuits instead.