time of year is back again. The kids are strapping on backpacks
and heading back to school. In talking to many parents over
the years, back to school poses some difficult challenges. What
to feed our school kids at school? What packs well? What will
they actually eat? Recently we discovered, what we feel will
be a lifesaver to parents and kids alike this school year. Don
Pancho Gluten-Free Tortillas/Wraps! These gluten-free flour
tortillas are exactly like the gluten variety. (Please read
our Product Test Review this month for a complete review of
this product.) You can easily fill these wraps with your childs
favorite fillings, wrap them in foil and drop them in a lunch
are some other great tips for your childs next sack
- Purchase small hot/cold containers that
will hold a single portion. This way you can cook an extra
serving or two for dinner and pack a hot lunch serving in
your childs lunch.
- For some unknown reason, children who
usually turn up their noses to hard-boiled eggs will eat
a hard-boiled egg if it is any other color than white or
brown. Color a dozen eggs and slip one into your childs
lunch as a colorful and nutritious surprise.
- Cut up fresh vegetables and include a
small sealable container of dip.
- Make extra popcorn for an evening snack
and mix some with nuts for a snack for lunch.
Print this calendar out and stick it on
your fridge for great lunch ideas. Quick and easy meals your
kids will enjoy every day of the week.
Celery Sticks w/Peanut Butter
Tortilla Wrap filled with rice, beans & cheese
Boars Head lunch meat wrapped around cheese sticks
and pinned together with colorful toothpicks
Hormel Mini Salami or Pepperoni
Blue Diamond Nut thin Crackers
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich (made with the Gluten
Free Pantrys Favorite Sandwich Bread mix)
Gf Corn Chips
These menu ideas are just that
Dont break your back trying to make each and every thing
on this calendar. But instead use the calendar as an idea
place to vary your kids lunches and keep them excited
about their food!
We hope you and your kids have a great
Article written by Jessica Hale, Co-Editor
& Chef, Glutenfreeda.com, Inc.