With the kids back into school, you’re probably back to packing lunches. There’s nothing wrong with a good ol’ ham sandwich, but your little scholars will certainly appreciate a treat every once in a while! We’ve got three recipes to mix into your school time menu.
Growing up, many of us brought lunch in a brown paper bag or a tin lunch box. That’s a tradition that carries on today, and many of the foods are the exact same as when we were growing up! As great as these staples are, it is nice to put together something really unique for school lunches, too. The few we’ve gathered below are special, a little spicy, but they’re picked for a reason. First, they’re foods that can be made in bulk and should last for a few days in the fridge. Second, they’re mostly allergy-friendly for schools with no-peanut rules. Finally, they’re just not what the other parents are packing!
Southwest Chicken Pinwheels - These are a classic appetizer, but they’re small and compact enough to be perfect in a lunch pail! We’ve been using this recipe, but we’ll stress a few important notes.
Pumpkin Overnight Oats - If mornings are busy in your household, you’ll love the convenience of overnight oats. This time of year, put a seasonal twist on a family favorite with pumpkin overnight oats! This has been our favorite recipe, and we’ve done a lot of experimenting with the recipe to adapt it to different tastes.
Pizza Pop Tarts - Oh, heck yeah! These are amazing! Kids love pulling out this puffy, flakey pizza pop tart at school. This is one that’s a total surprise and a real treat. Like any pizza, it often comes down to two things, the crust and the toppings. Getting the pastry just right on these may take a little practice, but just like the real thing; have you ever had bad pizza?
What is your favorite school lunch? Let us know what your love whipping up for the kids!Share on Twitter Share on Facebook