5 Make Ahead Meals & Snacks for Back to School

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5 Make Ahead Meals & Snacks for Back to School

It’s July, and although we’re just right in the middle of summer, back to school season is on my mind!  As a mom, along with buying all the school supplies and getting everyone organized for the New Year, I also have to keep everyone fed.  Aside from dinner, I have to think about breakfast, school snacks, lunch, and after school snacks.

One way I save myself a lot of time and frustration is by meal planning and making meals and snacks ahead of time.  For this, I turn to Ziploc® brand products. Today I am sharing 5 make ahead meal ideas.  These meals are quick, easy, affordable, and Ziploc® brand products make them very portable.

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Lunch Time with Del Monte and a Coupon Offer at Walmart

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Noah Birdwell

Noah started his freshman year of high school nearly two weeks ago.  So far he seems to like it okay.  It is hard to believe he is in high school; I think this is something that sneaks up on parents and most find they aren’t “ready” for it.  When we took him to band camps during the summer, his dad first looked around and said, “It’s so weird to drop off Noah here, and most of these kids actually drove themselves. He’s too young for all this!”  And he’s also remarked, “Wow, some of these kids have facial hair!”  haha.

But aside from the basic anxieties, I think everyone is excited about the school year.  I’m not sure if Noah is excited about all this pre-AP coursework he signed up for, but I know he’s very excited about being in band this year, and he’s look forward to this year’s band trip.

Del Monte Pineapple Cups

With the start of a new school year comes shopping for school lunch and snack items.  If you’re looking for healthy, yet convenient options, Del Monte Fruit Cups and Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers make great additions to any lunch box.

I recently picked up a couple of packages of the Del Monte Fruit Cups.  We like the Mandarin Oranges and Pineapples. [Read more…]

A Month of School Lunch Ideas

Now that school’s been back in session for a couple of months, you might find yourself stuck in a rut for lunch.  This infographic provides you with a month’s worth of  simple lunch ideas and shopping lists to help you stock up for lunch this month.

School Lunches


Six Valentine’s Day Lunch Ideas

Valentine Lunches


Today I’ve got something a little different for you.  Today is all about Valentine’s Day lunches.  I found a lot of fun ideas over on Pinterest. (By the way, if you don’t follow me on Pinterest. Please do so!)  And today I’m sharing just a few of my favorites!  I also welcome you to link up your own Valentine’s lunch or foodie ideas in comments if you have any. Thanks! [Read more…]