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.

 

Top Five Tips for a Nutritious Make-Ahead Lunch

Do you need healthy make-ahead meal ideas? Look no further than Eastside Make-Ahead Mamas! Their site is filled with delicious, easy and nutritious make-ahead recipes.

While you’re there, check out my guest blog post Top Five Tips for a Nutritious Make-Ahead Lunch! The post is part of my series on healthy lunch ideas. In case you missed it, I broke down and bought Lunchables for my kids for camp and then found out how shockingly unhealthy they are. I researched lunch ideas and found that food on a stick, cookie cutters and edible art are three ways to transform a boring lunch into a fun lunch your kids will actually eat. Look for my other tips later this week.

Do you have any make-ahead ideas you can share? What are your go-to make-ahead meals for your family? I would love to hear from  you!

Healthfully,

Stacy

Healthy Lunch Series: Tip #1: Everything tastes better on a stick

As I mentioned last week in my post about the Lunchables, my kids are in summer camp which means that I have to pack a healthy lunch every day that is:

  • Nutritious
  • Peanut-free
  • Affordable
  • Quick
  • Something my kids will actually eat and enjoy

and

  • Provides my kids with the energy they need for an action-packed camp
  • Can sustain long periods without refrigeration
  • Doesn’t require a microwave

 

You know what a challenge this can be.

My kids quite enjoyed their Lunchable filled week, but I set out to improve the nutrition and quality of their lunches.

I talked with other moms and conducted some research on how to make a nutritious lunch that meets all of my above critieria. I have so many great tips to share that I’m going to make this topic a series, so look for daily tips and recipes over the ten days as I countdown my top ten healthy lunch tips. In the meantime, today’s post is focused on tip #1: Everything tastes better on a stick.

I love kabob’s. Place boring ham, cheese, fruit and veggies on a stick and instantly you transform a ho-hum lunch into something kids will actually eat.

Today I made fruit kabobs with watermelon, cantaloupe and grapes. I simply used a melon baller to scoop out watermelon and cantaloupe balls, then I alternated them on a wooden skewer. This simple technique makes eating fruit fun!

Skewer possibilities are endless. Try sandwich kabobs, which have bread chunks, cheese, cubes of turkey and cherry tomatoes. Another family favorite is chicken kabobs. I use leftover homemade chicken breast nuggets, cut into cubes, with mozzarella cheese, grapes and zucchini. For additional healthy lunch and snack ideas visit Fixmeasnack.com. What is your favorite kabob recipe? Please share!