A Sandwich Swap
A square of hearty Picnic Bread, made with potatoes, oat flour and eggs, topped with seasonal veggies, makes a tasty, portable lunch. Create a pattern with the vegetable toppings to surprise your kids or invite them to help arrange the veggies on top.
Get Ahead by Making Extra
Pancakes are a popular weekend breakfast in my house. We often have a few leftover pancakes whenever we make a batch, and I like to save them for weekday lunches. Spread with cream cheese or nut butter and fold or roll up. Or make several small pancakes that can be stacked in a lunchbox.
Spring Rolls are fun for kids to choose exactly what to put inside and to roll them up themselves. If you are making spring rolls for dinner, make extras for lunches the next day. If you have mint, basil, cilantro, peppers and cucumbers in your garden, be sure to add these to your spring roll fillings possibilities.
If your kids love pasta and eggs, you have to try a Pasta Frittata. Think of an omelet with cooked pasta folded in, prepared in a skillet on the stovetop or in the oven. You can also add cheese and leftover cooked veggies. Frittatas can be sliced into wedges and enjoyed at room temp (perfect lunchbox fare), with or without a side of red sauce for dipping. Next time you are cooking pasta, be sure to cook extra so you can make this.