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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Quick and Easy Lunches

Many of our summer activities usually go from 9-12, plus we have a 20 min drive home from town. By the time we get here everyone is hot. tired, sweaty, and of course starving. Usually Emelia is ready to be fed also as soon as we walk in the door. In order to help maintain my sanity, I try to plan ahead and have some ideas for quick and easy lunches in addition to traditional cold sandwiches. If I have something ready to throw in the oven when we get home, I can put it in, feed Emelia, and by the time she is done nursing lunch is ready. We also keep plenty of fruit to go along with whatever we are eating. Here are some of my favorite quick and easy lunches:

English Muffin Pizzas (make ahead and leave on a tray in the fridge. Put in a 425 oven and take out when cheese is melted)

Cheese Quesadillas (same idea as pizzas)

Chicken Nuggets

Fish Sticks (hate to put that one down but my kids love it!)

Sandwich Wraps (using tortillas for bread)

Cracker Sandwiches (use lunch meat, cheese, and crackers to "build" your own sandwiches)

Bagels and Cream Cheese or Bagel Sandwiches

Pigs in a Blanket (same idea as pizzas)

Taco Salad

Mac N Cheese

I would love to hear your ideas for quick and easy lunches to add to my list this summer!
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