Hello Friends –
We decided to do another round of Mama Jess’ Favorite Lunches because they were crazy popular & we feel we need some new motivation half way through the school year. Now these are certainly perfect for our families and kids – but don’t exclude the work lunches. We think that a lot of these recipes are great for a re-charging, healthy lunch – at any age!
Please be sure to reference Mama Jess’ Lunch rules from August – click here.
A couple additional rules this time:
Ok – off to the lunches:
mama jess cauliflower garlic sticks with garden good dipping sauce – click here for our recipe
apple salad – organic apple, walnuts, cranberries, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 2 T yogurt (mix right in serving bowl)
quinoa cluster – click here for this lovely martha stewart recipe – make as is, mine are darker because I use unsulphured apricots. one note – these are best completely cooled.
mama jess roasted veggie wraps with bien good enchilada sauce – click here for recipe
grapefruit segments & raspberries
mama jess spaghetti and turkey meatball recipe (mini meatballs) – click here for recipe
quinoa cluster (see above for recipe, batch cooking, remember!)
mama jess quinoa bites with garden good dipping sauce – click for recipe
babybel cheese – light
mama jess bean good with alphabet pasta and peas – add peas in last 2 minutes of cooking noodles, drain, toss with sauce
popcorn with pepitas and chocolate chips
Lunch box cleaning instructions.
Some of these lunch boxes can get really stained and sticky. If you have a fabric, plastic or metal lunch container, this method safely works wonders. And it’s completely safe to have little hands help – my kids love to add the vinegar for our own ‘lunchbox volcano’.
1. Add 1/4 cup of baking soda to your lunch box.
2. Get your scrub brush wet with water and make a paste with the soda. Scrub all the crevices and corners of the lunch box. Inside and out if necessary!
3. Now the fun part – add 1/2 cup of vinegar. Let bubble. Then rinse clean with water.
4. Air dry, or even better -sun dry! And here is a squeaky clean lunch box!
Enjoy these wonderful meals and tips – we have these all up on our Pinterest Good Boards too!
Mama Jess & Team