Lunch, by me! now available

Lunch, by me!Are you looking to save time, money and stress? Are you tired of rushing in the morning to pack your kid’s lunch? Do you feel that you are constantly nagging your kids to take more responsibility? Do you see dollar signs when your kids bring home their lunch box filled with the foods you lovingly packed uneaten and spoiled? Does it stress you out when you are stuck in the kitchen packing lunches instead of spending quality time with your family?

Lunch, by me! is the answer you’ve been looking for! Lunch, by me! eliminates stress, promotes healthy eating, good nutrition, independence and self-esteem by teaching children how to pack their own healthy school lunch. Lunch, by me! is filled with easy-to-prepare recipes that kids love to make, eat and share. From planning their lunch menu to going to the grocery store to cooking to packing their lunch, children are engaged in every step of the process. It’s easy for kids to use and it offers numerous benefits, including:

 

 

 

 

  • Teaches children about nutrition and reinforces math, reading and science concepts with hands-on learning
  • Saves parents time by allowing children to take responsibility for packing their own lunch
  • Saves money by elminating purchasing unwanted food
  • Elminates stress by creating a plan for the week rather than rushing to find items to pack in your child’s lunch each day
  • Illustrates how the food choices we make affect our mental, physical and social well-being
  • Encourages independence and responsibility
  • Provides easy and fun recipes that kids can prepare themselves

Lunch, by me! is designed to help you provide your child with a healthy, nutritious lunch without nagging, fighting or stress. By providing you and your child with a lunch plan, menu and shopping list, it helps you focus on what’s most important…spending time with your family.

The Lunch, by me! kit includes:

  • Lunch, by me! Write & Wipe Checklist
  • Lunch, by me! bin for the pantry
  • Lunch, by me! lunch container – Personalized with your child’s name
  • Grocery shopping list
  • Stickers of kids’ favorite foods
  • Lunch, by me! love notes

Order now on PayPal or order the eBook on the Kindle and Nook.

For a limited time you can get this entire kit for only $20. Simply email Stacy Cacciatore to order your kit today.

 

Baked Gluten Free Chicken Fingers

It’s almost back to school time, which means time to begin packing lunch again. I’m launching a brand-new product and cookbook called Lunch, by me! which is a complete toolkit for parents and children to use together to make packing a nutritious school lunch easy and fun. This is HOT off the press and I’ll share more later this week on the full product line, but in the meantime, I want to give you a sneak peak of one of the recipes in the book: Gluten-Free Chicken Fingers.

Baked Gluten-Free Chicken Fingers

Baked Gluten Free Chicken Fingers

For school lunch I like to pack my kids kabobs with the gluten-free chicken fingers, cut-up cheese sticks and grapes, threaded on a chopstick because

1 – Everything tastes better on a stick and

2 – My kids think that chicken fingers deserve their own food category

I usually make the chicken fingers for dinner the night before and then cut them up in the morning for the kabobs.

Cook once = eat twice = WIN!

I saw a recipe for Betty Crocker’s gluten-free chicken fingers , but I wasn’t a huge fan because her recipe used Gluten-Free Bisquick which doesn’t offer the crunch or flavor of typical chicken fingers. Instead, I used gluten-free panko, which you can find at Earth Fare or Whole Foods.

Baked Gluten-Free Chicken Fingers

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins
  • 1 cup fat-free buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp. Frank’s Red Hot
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup garbonzo bean flour
  • 1 cup crushed gluten-free panko flakes

1. Combine the buttermilk and hot sauce in a large bowl and soak the chicken tenderloins for several hours in the refridgerator.

2. Mix the garbonzo bean flour and spices and spread onto a large plate. Pour the gluten-free panko flakes in a large Ziploc bag.

3. One at a time, remove a chicken tenderloin from the buttermilk mixture. Dip into the garbonzo bean flour mixture on the plate, then dip back into the buttermilk, then place in the bag of gluten-free panko flakes and shake vigously (kids love to help with this step.)

4. Spray a 9X14 inch glass baking dish with Trader Joes Olive Oil Spray and place the chicken fingers one at a time in the dish. Bake at 400 for 30-40 minutes.

These are absolutely delish! My hubby and kids LOVED them for dinner and the kiddos had them the next day in their lunch. They even begged for them again for an afterschool snack!

Try them and let me know what you think.

Healthy Back-to-School Lunches

Can you believe that school is starting back in five short weeks? My baby is going to Kindergarten and my special little boy is going to be in 4th grade! Where does time go? If you need tips for packing healthy back-to-school lunches, check out my guest blog post on Color Wheel Meals. Check out Color Wheel Meals for awesome vegan and raw food recipes, tips and e-books. You definitely don’t want to miss Samantha’s Raw Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches. Yum-o!

I’d love to hear what you think! Do you have any healthy school lunch ideas? Do your kids prefer cafeteria food or a home-packed lunch?