A little planning ahead makes all the difference!
Mom of two, Shannon Carino of BentoLunch.net, shows you how:
“This is something I’ve been wanting to try for a while, packing lunches on Sunday night for the whole week, and this week, I finally went ahead with it!
F&B have a 4 day school week, which meshes well with what I hear a lot of people say–pack 4 lunches, pick a hot lunch on the 5th day. On the other hand, by the time you’ve packed 4 days of lunches, what’s one more? To keep things simple, I used EasyLunchboxes for all the lunches because they stack better in my fridge. I used the classic color lids for Ben, brights for Faith, and rainbow order to organize them.” – Shannon
See all Shannon’s lunches and read how she makes packing ahead work for her family:
► Week One ► Week Two
My friend Sarah packs some of the most delicious and gorgeous vegan lunch boxes I’ve seen.
I was especially bowled over by the ones she shared on This Week in Sarasota.
A Florida beach-lover and plant-based food blogger, Sarah recently enjoyed a free “grains” class offered by the Sarasota Whole Foods Market in support of their Health Starts Here program. Even though she already knows quite a bit about a wide variety of grains, she was delighted to pick up some great pearls of wisdom and cooking tips; helpful info for everyday cooking, along with some fantastic new recipes:
Kid-pleasing quinoa with unsweetened coconut, mango, & raisins
Tabbouleh doesn’t always have to be made with bulgur!
Click on the pics above to read Sarah’s article, and get the recipes for these great dishes!
Sarah Felder is a vegan mom with a passion for fresh, local food and healthy living. She shares beautiful, creative and kid-approved lunchbox ideas on her blog Bentoriffic. She is featured in my book, Cooking with Trader Joe’s – Easy Lunch Boxes.