I hate to break it to you, but it’s just about time to go back to school (if you haven’t gone back already). I’m not even going to count the days until Brian goes back to work (and hopefully I do too, but I’m still waiting to hear. Story of my life.) Let’s just say that high school around here resumes before labor day and that is really freakin’ soon. I’ll be sad to see summer gone, but I never did feel like I got settled in a routine this summer, and I like teaching, so it’d be nice to get back to work.
Of course, the blogs are all about back to school, because what’s more important than school lunch? In the past I’ve posted about the issues surrounding school lunches (here and here) and as a teacher who’s into food, it’s still something I’m really interested in. This post, however, is about going back to school with your own breakfasts, lunches and snacks.
Getting out the door in the morning is not always the easiest thing. Luckily, Tasty Kitchen has a collection of recipes for breakfast eggs in 20 minutes or less. (Of course, this would be more appealing if the recent egg recall hadn’t turned me off of eggs, at least for the time being. But that’s another story.)
Cheap Healthy Good has some interesting ideas about sharing costs and labor with a lunch buddy. I’d be totally willing to bring in food for other people at school. Then again, it’s Brian who does all the school lunch making around here, so I probably shouldn’t volunteer.
Mrs. Q on Fed up With Lunch is throwing a “Back-to-school Lunch Revolution Blog Party“. If you have any interest in school lunch-related issues, you might want to check it out. If I get my act together (unlikely), I might participate.
Epicurious posted a collection of “the latest and greatest in lunchtime fashions“. There are some really cute lunchboxes on there. I’m pretty partial to the Built bag my sister- and brother-in-law bought me for my college graduation. I’ve used it to carry my lunch to work every day since (over 3 years) and it still looks brand new! Epicurious also has a back to school guide featuring recipes, snacks, quick dinner ideas and more.
The Kitchn also has their list of the Top 3 Eco-Lunchboxes.
Jill Richardson asks “Senate Passes Child Nutrition Bill: Now What?” (on MarkBitman.com)
From Planet Green: 40 Healthy School Lunch Recipes to Make for Your Kids and Make “Real Food” Versions of These Popular Snack Foods (I may actually try some of these…)
Not going back to school? Don’t worry. Serious Eats has all you need to know to throw a lunch lady potluck. :)
What was your favorite school lunch?
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