Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lunch Made Easy: Thanksgiving Bento for My Little Turkey

Life has been so incredibly busy (and great) lately that Thanksgiving completely snuck up on me!

While at the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference the weekend before last (#FABlogCon), I was talking to Allison of Allie's GF Goodies and she made mention of needing to get back right after the conference to begin all her Thanksgiving baking. I must have given her a funny look, because she then went on and said "uh yeah, Thanksgiving is a week and half away!" *begins fanning self* How did that happen? Wasn't it *just* Halloween?? Oy.

Anyways, since I got back it's been work work work and in my spare time planning for the big Turkey day for my little family. However, I couldn't let the year go by without some Thanksgiving lunch box fun!

Monday, November 9, 2015

20+ Easy Lunch Ideas for Work or School

When your child has food allergies and/or dietary restrictions, you pack lunch. Daily. It's just part of the normal routine. 

Some days, we get creative and make (what I call) "silly sandwiches" or sometimes the lunches are completely sandwich free. They don't have to be complicated or artistic, but it is fun to mix it up from the usual.

Lately, life has been busy. I've been traveling a lot for work and due to my health issues I require a lot more sleep than I use to. That's why having an arsenal of easy and quick fix lunch ideas are a necessity. I still want my daughter to be excited for her school lunches, and not feel left out, but keep my sanity intact. I'm sure many of you feel the exact same way!

Here are 20+ inspiring ideas for work or school lunch:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

#UdisGlutenFree Banana Berry Crunch Muffin Recipe

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Udi's Gluten Free. The opinions and text are all mine.

I love baking muffins!
They're great for grab & go breakfasts or throwing in the lunch box for a nice change up.

One of my favorite combinations is banana & blueberries. I admit that before I stopped eating gluten, I would regularly get my Starbucks on my drive to work + a blueberry muffin. So expensive and so unhealthy... but they were so delicious! 

So making muffin recipes of my own now, that are gluten free & allergy friendly, are something I love to create and do! And Little Miss loves to help.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Udi's Perfect Gluten Free Pizza Party Night!

A few weeks ago, I shared about a "pizza party night" Little Miss, the fella, and I were having on our Instagram page

Udi's has partnered with Pizza Hut to offer Gluten Free pizza! And they *finally* started selling it at my local Pizza Hut store. (YAY!) Udi's graciously sent us a gift card to Pizza Hut so we can give it a try, along with some other goodies, to make the Perfect Gluten Free Pizza Party Night!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Halloween Lunch Box Ideas using #UdisGlutenFree!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Udi's Gluten Free. The opinions and text are all mine.

Halloween has to be one of my most favorite times of year, especially when it comes to creating fun lunches!

The fall, crisp air... lots of baking, yummy smells, hooded sweatshirts, football, and decorating (even in the lunch box). 

I'm going to show you eight easy lunch box ideas using Udi's Gluten Free products that can bring your kiddos both a laugh and a full belly!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Lunch Made Easy: Cupcake Surprise! {Happy Birthday Little Miss}

I can't believe my baby girl is ten years old today.
People have said since the day she was born, cherish each moment... they go by quick! Man, they weren't kidding. How did ten years happen so fast?
I remember her learning to crawl, learning to spell her name, mispronouncing words, her first day of school, her first lost tooth... and now she's ten?! 

Excuse me while I curl up at my desk and cry.

When Little Miss' birthday falls during the school week, I always try to make her a special breakfast and/or lunch to celebrate. Today, I packed her a fun cupcake surprise! 

Happy Birthday to my baby girl!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Lunch Made Easy: Pack It & Stack It! #HorizonSnacks #Ad

This post has been sponsored by Horizon Organic. All comments and opinions are my own. 

Although I cannot have dairy like I use to, that doesn't stop my Little Miss and the fella from enjoying it. And because I encourage my family to live a healthy lifestyle, I try to make sure that the dairy they do have is Organic.

Horizon Organic helps me do that. They offer wholesome nutrients in convenient products so that we can pack great lunches.

Don't let lunch be a daunting task. Think simple. Stick to the basics. Not everything has to be butterfly cutouts and food coloring markers in order to wow your kiddos when they open their lunch box! 

{Keep reading for simple & delicious ideas below}

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Lunch Made Easy: Fun Football Ideas

If you've followed our site for a bit, it comes at no surprise to you that we are a football family. Obsessed even.

So, as you can imagine, this time of year is our absolute favorite. College football season is kicking off and the NFL preseason is just winding down. Plus, ya know, I have a Fantasy Football title to defend. Big things are at stake here people! ;)

Today happened to be College Day at school for Little Miss, where the kiddos were encouraged to wear their favorite college shirt. She, of course, wore her University of Michigan shirt (the fella and her favorite) and since they play football tonight against Utah, I knew a fun lunch was in need. 

Details on this lunch are included below (click that expand and read more button!) + fun football lunches we've made in the past, for added inspiration, for the fan in your family!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

#UdisBacktoSchool Lunch Ideas & Giveaway!

We started using Udi's Gluten Free products over three years ago when we had to remove gluten from Little Miss' diet. 

Since then, we've been packing their delicious goods in our work and school lunches and sharing those ideas here on the blog and through social media. 

We want your family to be able to pack great lunches too. That's why Udi's has partnered with us to bring you an amazing back-to-school lunch giveaway

Friday, August 14, 2015

{New Product} @Planetbox JetPack Backpacks!

One of the questions I'm asked most frequently is how we store our lunches flat - either care wise or lunch bag recommendations.

Not every lunch is intricate, but when I take the time to make Little Miss something extra creative we typically send a lunch bag to keep it "neat" and organized. Thankfully Little Miss is quite accustomed to this, and bless her heart she loves showing off her Mama's creations, so she does a great job to not swing her bag all around or throw it in her locker. 

One of the reasons she loves using her Planetbox lunch containers is because of their sleek look and how they nicely keep her foods organized and divided. 

So, when our friends at Planetbox contacted us about their latest product - the New JetPack Backpacks - Little Miss was happy to test it out!

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