Friday Lunchbox Recipe: Cinnamon Ants on Sticks

One way we save money in our house is to pack our kids lunches rather than buying school lunches. With all 3 of our girls attending school this year, packing lunches most of the week is going to be the most cost effective way for us to feed our girls. So I thought I would share with you some recipes I find to spice up our girls lunches! So each Friday, keep an eye for a new recipe for your kiddos lunchbox!

This weeks Friday Lunchbox Recipe:

CINNAMON ANTS ON STICKS

Serves: 3

Cooking Time: 5 min

Ingredients:
  • 1 large stalk celery, cut into 3 pieces
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons raisins

Instructions:

  1. Place the celery pieces on a clean surface, hollow part facing up, and sprinkle evenly with cinnamon. Spoon peanut butter into the hollow, and arrange raisins on top.

Recipe credit thanks to All Recipe!

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Friday Lunchbox Recipe- Mac & Cheese Soup


One way we save money in our house is to pack our kids lunches rather than buying school lunches. With all 3 of our girls attending school this year, packing lunches most of the week is going to be the most cost effective way for us to feed our girls. So I thought I would share with you some recipes I find to spice up our girls lunches! So each Friday, keep an eye for a new recipe for your kiddos lunchbox!

This weeks Friday Lunchbox Recipe:

MAC & CHEESE SOUP

Serves: 6

Cooking Time: 15 min

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 1 (7.25-ounce) package macaroni & cheese mix
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups (1 quart) milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. In a soup pot, bring water to a boil over high heat. Stir in peas and carrots, macaroni from packaged mix (reserving cheese packet), salt and pepper. Return to a boil, cover loosely, and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, including reserved cheese packet. Reduce heat to medium, cover loosely, and simmer 10 minutes, or until hot and creamy, stirring occasionally

Recipe and Photo credit thanks to MrFood!

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Lunch Box Ideas- Apple Sauce Squares

This  time of year always seems to be my kiddos favorite time of year to snack on apples! So this weeks LunchBox Idea, I found is Apple Sauce Squares!

Cooking Time: 25 min
Ingredients

*1/4 cup margarine, softened
*2/3 cup brown sugar
*1 egg
*1 cup applesauce
*1 cup Granny Smith apples with skin on, small diced
*1 cup all purpose flour
*1 teaspoon baking soda
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
*1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
*3 tablespoons margarine, melted
*1 tablespoon milk
*1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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LunchBox Idea- Kid Friendly Sushi Snacks

This weeks Lunch Box Idea  has to be the cutest snack I have ever seen! Scrolling through some great recipes over at SnackPick.com, I found these cute Sushi Snacks! Now your kiddos can tell the other kids at school that they brought Sushi for lunch! Here is how you can make your own kid friendly Sushi!

Kid Friendly Sushi Snack

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
36 Gummy worms
48 (5 x 1 1/4 inch) FruitaBü Smooshed Fruit Rolls

Directions:
1.
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Stir in the marshmallows. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

3. Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.

4. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Press the mix into a layer, as thin as you can without forming holes. You want the Rice Krispies Treats to be about 1/4 inch thick. Cool.

Photo credit and recipe from SnackPicks.com

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Lunchbox Idea- Sweet Potato Chips

One of my biggest goals this school year is to provide my girls with healthier lunchbox options and to offer them more variety. Last year we seemed to get in a rut of packing the same lunches every week and I found my girls asking more by the end of the year for something new or  to buy their lunch at school. With all 3 of our girls attending school this year, packing lunches most of the week is going to be the most cost effective way for us. So I thought I would share with you some recipes I find to spice up our girls lunches! So each Friday, keep an eye for a new recipe for your kiddos lunchbox!
This week I found….

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