School has been back in session for a week here in Minnesota, and I can honestly say it has been as big of an adjustment for me as it has for the kids. I’m wasn’t in the groove of checking backpacks and making lunches each morning. My kids take their lunch to school every day, and this year I established the rule that they could only take PB & J or Nutella sandwiches one day a week. Oh vey, what was I doing to myself?? The sandwiches are so easy, but I needed to expand their menus to prevent boredom. So I was thrilled when Vijay from NoshOn.It approached us about the Rock the Lunchbox campaign with Honest Kids. Bloggers were asked to think of out-of-the-box ideas for parents to use when packing their kids’ school lunches – just the challenge I needed to try something new.
And the result is this Pesto Pasta Salad with Salami and Mozzarella. It is a great way to add variety to the lunchbox and make sure that it comes home empty. I am trying to include more entrees than sandwiches this year…things like pasta salads, tacos and reinvented leftovers to make things more interesting. Now, don’t get me wrong – I don’t make everything that goes in their lunches, but I am thoughtful about the convenience packages that I buy. I love the Honest Kids juice pouches. They are sweetened with fruit juices instead of corn syrup and are organic to boot. Plus who doesn’t smile when they get to drink something with a fun name with Appley Ever After or Berry Berry Good Lemonade?
Not only did we get the fun job of creating a few lunch options for you using tasty products from Honest Kids, Annie’s, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield, we also get to host a giveaway! One of our awesome readers (that’s you!) will get a month’s supply of Honest Kids products (along with some great coupons from Annie’s, Organic Valley and Stonyfield) to help you Rock the Lunchbox. Simply leave a comment below with your best lunch box meal, and you will be entered in the giveaway. One winner will be chosen at random on 9/17/13, and the prize will be delivered directly to you from Honest Kids.
Bring us your best ideas. I have a lot of lunches left to make this year!
This Giveaway has ended and our winner was selected with random.org.