This is the first time in my life (as a mom) that I have ever had to pack a lunch for school. I have to be honest, I thought it would be easy. I was on my A-game the first week of school. I had a ton of food in the fridge and in the pantry. I knew what William would eat and what he would want. I had the baggies and the lunchbox all ready to rock and roll. I had everything.
But his lunch came back 1/2 eaten every single day the first week of school. Apparently me wishing William would grow out of his picky food stage didn’t work.
I didn’t want his lunch to consist of pudding, cookies and chips everyday, so I knew I needed to do something different. I wanted him to be eating healthy, hearty meals at school. I couldn’t just hope he would live off of the applesauce and apple slices, I needed to get a little bit more creative. But where was the time?
He even tried to get me to do “hot” lunch, but I knew by looking at the hot lunch schedule that he wouldn’t eat that food either.
Gotta be honest here… totally surprised I was striking out at the whole bring-your-lunch-to-school thing. The first week of school was almost a tease because I actually had the time to prepare, in real life… yeah, nada. When William was bringing
One of my blogging friend Laura Fuentes started this incredible service called MOMables. I say service because she is literally serving my information that I NEED and I love it. It’s funny because I remember her telling me all about MOMables and us having a fabulous conversation about lunches for kids while we roomed together at Mom Summit, but I didn’t realize just how much I needed MOMables until I was actually in the trenches of school lunch packing. It’s almost like talking how easy it would be to parent when you’re not a parent! 😉
So what’s MOMables all about?
This is how Laura drew me in… and totally got me.
MOMables™ is focused on feeding children uncomplicated yet good food. The kid-tested recipes are easy to follow even for stiletto wearing MOMmies who might need a roadmap around the kitchen and dads (like my husband) who could live on cereal and pizza. You’ll see that in the time it takes to find something in that open fridge, you’ll be able to make your child a nutritious lunch. In fact, whether you have one child or half a soccer team, each lunch takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, uses fresh ingredients, and most can be done ahead of time to alleviate some of the morning rush. Get ready to enjoy your cup of coffee in the morning because my goal is to save you time and money on wasted food!
This is what happened. Last Sunday afternoon I was online and knew I had to do something about the week ahead. I popped on MOMables and saw this recipe…
And this photo to accompany it…
I had never thought if that before for lunch! He loves to go to Chili’s, that’s what I thought when I saw that recipe and I was like, “I’m going to try it…” and I did. And he loved it.
Then I tried later in the week…
And though it didn’t look exactly like Laura’s… it was close! 😉
This is what I love…
1) I’m getting healthy, nutritious meal ideas for my son.
2) They’re ultra-easy to make!
3) The ingredients aren’t anything crazy to find and/or to locate in your local store.
4) She gets and understands the time limitations of what it’s like to be a busy parent.
5) I feel GOOD sending him off!
You can’t put a price on that.
So for all you moms out there making lunches for your kids, I strongly recommend you check out MOMables! You will LOVE!! Once you subscribe you’ll start getting weekly menu plans and a shopping list. Talk about making it easy!
So excited over MOMables!