School lunch

Weekly Meal Plan: Monday September 16th

September 16, 2013
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Two weeks of school are done.  As far as meals go, my biggest challenge has been Thursday night soccer practices. Big A has them at 5:30 to 7pm.  So we were eating after practices but that seemed too late.  So last week I tried having dinner early and the kids weren’t that hungry because it’s […]

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Book Review and Giveaway: Best Lunch Box Ever

August 12, 2013

Summer is coming to a close and it’s time to think about packing lunches again.  The challenging thing about packing lunches is you want to provide a variety but it also needs to be something your child accepts.  This combo can make it difficult to keep the variety coming instead of rotating the same few […]

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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday December 10th

December 10, 2012
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The holidays are in full force. We finally got our tree up, our cards are being printed and we went to our first (no kid) party. This week I’m trying a new twist on Macaroni and Cheese from the book Cooking Light sent me (The New Way to Cook Light) that I’ll post if it […]

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Why Banning Foods in Schools Sends Kids the Wrong Message

May 13, 2011
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This week the LA Times ran this article about how some school districts are considering banning chocolate milk. This is not the first time specific foods have been banned to help fight childhood obesity. We’ve seen everything from banning the sale of homemade goods in New York to “sweet-free” zones and “no second helpings” in […]

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Weekly Meal Plan: Tuesday March 1st

March 1, 2011
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Okay…I’m a little late on the meal planning. My sister’s wedding was on Saturday and even though I did my meal planning early, I couldn’t bring myself to shop or write or do much of anything Sunday (except watch the Academy Awards, of course). I think I have found my bean burrito for freezing which […]

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The New Rules of School Lunch

December 21, 2010
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In early December the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was signed into law. It had been 10 years since the government reauthorized child nutrition programs — and with childhood obesity on the rise many were fighting for real change. The new bill incorporates many positive changes with its $4.5 billion of additional funding for […]

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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday October 25th

October 25, 2010
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Okay, I lied. I decided to post one more meal plan before the big move which is being delayed a bit. That beautiful picture is a pumpkin I carved all by myself. Thanks to a stencil kit and my helpful mother- in-law, it wasn’t that hard (I’m not very good at this stuff). We had […]

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Easy Lunch Boxes Review and Giveaway

October 8, 2010
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I’ve been searching for the perfect lunch box for my daughter who started preschool this year. After a friend told me about Easy Lunch Boxes, I contacted the company and they sent me a container set and lunch bag. And I have to say I love it. Easy Lunch Boxes are bento style and provide […]

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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday September 13th

September 13, 2010
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Happy Monday!  I hope you all are enjoying the fall season.  The weather in San Diego has been perfect — cooler but not too cool. The latest new meal we enjoyed was homemade macaroni and cheese.  It was on the menu for Friday but due to a hectic day, I wasn’t able to put it […]

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5 Nutrition Must-Haves for Your Child’s Packed Lunch

September 3, 2010
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There’s been so much attention on the National School Lunch Program that it’s often forgotten that parents make lunches too.  As new nutrition guidelines are implemented in schools across the country, parents could also use some guidance.  A few months ago Stephanie Holguin from Foodie-isms asked me to write an introduction for her Lunch Box Love […]

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