While it took much longer than anticipated, the Lunchbox Round-up Series provided 5 days of lunches (and a few more pictured below) highlighting some recipes, blogs and cookbooks that we use on a regular basis to get lunches together for our family each day.
In the first day- Preparations, we talked about our food list (each kiddo has their personal likes and dislikes) and getting things ready early in the week so you have fresh items at hand to throw together. This post by Paleo Non Paleo is super helpful in getting some ideas down and something I used to organize myself. I also talk about pre-making some items like freezer waffles to use as a quick go to and preserved items like beef jerky and fruit leather- some of my own kids favorite snack items.
Day 3- The Continuation, after a break from the kitchen disasters, I wrote about the lunch containers we use and a new recipe for Chicken Salad Muffins. There was also a little information about lunchbox containers- we use Ecolunchboxes and Laptop Lunches, depending on what we have on the day. On Day 5 we talked about my daughter’s favorite lunch idea- Lunchbox Sushi and did a bit of a how-to for those.
SO to bring it all together, I wanted to post a number of pictures of the lunches we have been prepping since the beginning of the school year as well as links for all the things we referenced in one place. In the future, there will be a Gluten-free and Paleo Kids Lunches page in the menu that you can come back to and see various ideas and pictures for some lunchbox inspiration.
Getting Started: Ideas for how to start making fresh and delicious lunches
Paleo and Gluten-free Lunch Supplies and Ideas
Delicious, Nutrious and Simple Lunch Recipes