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We’re just a few weeks away from school starting up again, which means it’s time to start thinking about school lunches.
My oldest daughter is gluten free, which makes packing them a little more tricky.
Gluten free bread isn’t great when it’s not toasted, so sandwiches are out. And there are only so many cheese sticks and yogurt cups I can send with her before she’s completely dairied out.
So we’ve started going with soup in a thermos. It may take a little more time up front, but then we have a week’s worth of lunch ready to go.
Avery’s favorite is tomato basil. And since we’re stocked from our CSA on fresh veggies, it’s super easy for me to make.
But tomato basil is a potential disaster for messy little hands and faces. I can’t have my kids heading back to afternoon classes with soupy spots all over themselves.
That’s where Wet-Nap comes in.
It’s a must pack item in everyone’s lunch box. You can pick some up at your local Wal-Mart store (my store has them in the pharmacy, but in many stores they’re in the napkin aisle). Plus, there’s a coupon right now for 55 cents off (while supplies last), so you can save even more off their everyday low prices – you’re welcome. 😉
I love that you can get a box of individual ones – it makes it even easier to stick it in their bags. The company has made them even stronger and softer than they were before, and they moisturize with aloe – so you’re not drying out that precious skin while cleaning up.
Keep scrolling for my easy peasy tomato basil recipe.
4-5 large tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1 small onion
about 1/2 cup basil
1 T. olive oil
– Peel tomatoes by dropping them into boiling water for 30 seconds (skins should begin to peel on their own, and you can pull off the rest). Blend to desired texture, set aside.
– Heat olive oil in a pot. Finely chop garlic, onion, and basil, and add to the olive oil. Saute for about 3-4 min. Then add the blended tomatoes and cook until it begins to bubble.
– Optional: top with grated parmesan.
What’s your favorite lunch item for your kiddos?
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