Summer Is Over……
…and school has begun. During the first few days of a new school year, all is exciting as the kids meet and get to know their teachers, make new friends, and use their new school supplies. But those new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle or Frozen lunchboxes will start to loose their luster as the boredom of bringing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches sets in just a few weeks from now.
Prepare yourselves a list with ideas for interesting lunches you and your children can make together and keep that list handy.
A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by the Centre County Gazette about kids eating healthy food. I stated in the article: “Send your child to school with homemade pesto pasta, which uses only five ingredients and can be eaten cold, and they will be the most popular kid at the lunch table.” Pesto pasta beats peanut butter and jelly hands down!
Here is the recipe for Pesto Pasta (made without nuts) from my Young Chefs class from this summer. Also, look at some of the links below for more lunchbox ideas to keep lunch interesting all year long! Hint: this list is NOT just for kids!!