Parenting

Quick and Easy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas and Freezer Recipes

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School starts next week for our family. It’s our first year homeschooling, and I am one of those plan-ahead types who likes to make copious amounts of freezer meals and snacks weeks in advance to be prepared for whatever comes. So, here is what’s been on my to-do list this week to feel more confident about this new adventure.

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I made these into mini loaves and substituted vanilla and chocolate pudding for the lemon mix. I’d like to say I planned that move, but let’s be real, it was the only thing I had in the cupboard.

These loaves freeze beautifully, which makes them perfect to keep on hand for a PTA meeting, teacher gift, or quick breakfast!

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We made a version of these Cowboy Calzones for dinner on Thursday. Oh so good. Oh so easy. And oh, did I mention, perfect for school lunches the next day.

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These school supplies are so encouraging that I bought some for myself.

I mean, moms need positive motivation too, right?

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I’m always looking for better ways to keep my lunches cool, and stylish at the same time. Here are the best 2015 lunchbox choices.

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I’ve watched this video about five times, and laughed each time. Enjoy. I hope it makes you smile.

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Here’s to new beginnings, new adventures, and new starts.