The Best of The Bug’s Lunchbox & #CVSAbound #Snackurday #HealthierSnacking Ideas

Best of Bugs Lunchbox

I know a lot of people love their peek into the school lunches I pack for The Bug’s when I give you a daily glimpse into his lunchbox. A combination of fresh and homemade foods and some prepackaged healthier snacks like Gold Emblem Abound Snacks from CVS/pharmacy are my ingredients for The Best of The Bug’s Lunchbox. The Best… 

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30 No Cooking Required Meals

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August. It’s always a busy month. Kids are heading back to school, sports are starting back up, our calendars are quickly starting to not have a free evening in sight! But August is also a hot month. Here in Texas, it is typically the hottest month of the year. So you are miserably having to… 

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Maple Walnut Sweet Potato Hummus and a Vitamix #Giveaway

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You saw it in The Bug’s lunchbox on Facebook.  I gave you a sneak peek on Instagram.  Everyone’s been clamoring for it.  And no, I’m not talking about the free blender (though more on that in a minute).  It’s a sweet and savory autumn twist on everyone’s favorite, perfect for lunch or a snack.  It’s Maple… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday – 10-16-13 (Final Edition)

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pastry, Yoplait Greek Blueberry and Cantaloupe

I know some of you have enjoyed seeing what I pack in The Bug’s lunchbox for pre-school.  And honestly for those of you who have been inspired, I hate to do this, because the goal of this post was not to get more pageviews, but to provide inspiration, and be a source for me to… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday – 10-9-13

Avocado Rollups, Cheese, Grapes, Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Cheesecake

The Bug is back in pre-school, so I’m back to packing his lunchbox, only this year, it’s five days a week. I like to try to keep giving him the same variety as I would give him at home, when most days I repurpose leftovers into something different. The one challenge I have is that… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday – 9-18-13

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The Bug is back in pre-school, so I’m back to packing his lunchbox, only this year, it’s five days a week. I like to try to keep giving him the same variety as I would give him at home, when most days I repurpose leftovers into something different. The one challenge I have is that… 

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Asian-Inspired Sesame Pineapple Chicken Salad

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Disclaimer: Yoplait provided samples of the Yoplait Greek yogurt.  As always, all opinions are my own. Looking for a dinner you can prepare ahead of time so the family can grab some when they are running in and out between work, school, practices, activities, and meetings?  Or want to get ahead on lunch prep for… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday 8-28-13 (Camp Edition)

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The Bug is in camp for 4 weeks this summer, so I am back to packing his lunchbox.  Same rules apply, since the camp is run by his pre-school, which is actually housed in a Jewish Temple.  So all meals consumed on the premises must adhere to Kosher rules (laws? Sorry if my terminology is… 

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Carrot Cake & Zucchini Bread “Sushi” for #Lunchbox #SundaySupper

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Every Wednesday, I show you what’s in The Bug’s lunchbox, and today #SundaySupper is doing the same.  If you’ve see some of my What’s In The Lunchbox Wednesday posts, you’ve seen variations on these, so now here’s the recipe for Carrot Cake & Zucchini Bread “Sushi”.

What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday 8-14-13 (Camp Edition)

Apple "Donuts" and gluten free cheddar crackers

The Bug is in camp for 4 weeks this summer, so I am back to packing his lunchbox.  Same rules apply, since the camp is run by his pre-school, which is actually housed in a Jewish Temple.  So all meals consumed on the premises must adhere to Kosher rules (laws? Sorry if my terminology is… 

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Blueberry Almond Salad with Fresh Orange Vinaigrette – Guest Post from Pepper Lynn

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As I am easing (umm, “easing”) back into the whole blogging thing, I have a few foodie friends taking an occasional turn in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips kitchen.  I can’t thank them enough.  Head on over to Pinterest, too, where I will be pinning all of these awesome recipes on my Guest Posts board,… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday 7-31-13 (Camp Edition)

Cheese & gluten free crackers, carrots, and raisins

The Bug is in camp for 4 weeks this summer, so I am back to packing his lunchbox.  Same rules apply, since the camp is run by his pre-school, which is actually housed in a Jewish Temple.  So all meals consumed on the premises must adhere to Kosher rules (laws? Sorry if my terminology is… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday 7-24-13 (Camp Edition)

Rice cake with Laughing Cow cheese and dried cranberries, grapes, graham cracker and peanut butter sandwiches

The Bug is in camp for 4 weeks this summer, so I am back to packing his lunchbox.  Same rules apply, since the camp is run by his pre-school, which is actually housed in a Jewish Temple.  So all meals consumed on the premises must adhere to Kosher rules (laws? Sorry if my terminology is… 

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General Tso Chicken Salad – Guest Post from Mom’s Test Kitchen

As I am easing back into the whole blogging thing, I have a few foodie friends taking an occasional turn in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips kitchen.  I can’t thank them enough.  Head on over to Pinterest, too, where I will be pinning all of these awesome recipes on my Guest Posts board, plus my… 

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Peachy Pecan Chicken Salad – July #ImprovChallenge

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Reunited, and it feels so good!  Yes, I’m back in the Improv Challenge!  And why the reference to cheesy music?  Well, this month’s theme is “Peaches & Herb” and I’ve got a sweet and savory Peachy Pecan Chicken Salad for you.

Avocado Quinoa Salad – Guest Post from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

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While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips… 

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Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes with @FloridaTomatoes

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If there is one thing we Jersey Girls know, it isn’t big hair or “what exit” or Snooki… It’s Tomatoes!  And these Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes might just be one of the most perfect tomato recipes ever!

Bacon, Pear & Smoked Gouda Panini – Guest Post from The Tasty Fork

Awesome flavor combo! Pear, Bacon & Smoked Gouda Panini. Recipe created by The Tasty Fork

While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips… 

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What’s in the #Lunchbox Wednesday – 3-20-13

Chocolate Peanurt Butter Cookie Dough and chopped apples on tortilla and carrots 3-18-13

The Bug started pre-school this year, so I am packing lunches for the first time.  I actually packed my lunch for most of junior high and high school, as well as for work, since I was never a fan of cafeteria food.  Well, except in college.  And no, I am not showing you the photos… 

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What’s in the #Lunchbox Wednesday – 3-13-13

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The Bug started pre-school this year, so I am packing lunches for the first time.  I actually packed my lunch for most of junior high and high school, as well as for work, since I was never a fan of cafeteria food.  Well, except in college.  And no, I am not showing you the photos… 

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What’s in the #Lunchbox Wednesday – 3-6-13

Basil Balsamic Strawberries and Whipped Feta Grilled Cheese and carrots

The Bug started pre-school this year, so I am packing lunches for the first time.  I actually packed my lunch for most of junior high and high school, as well as for work, since I was never a fan of cafeteria food.  Well, except in college.  And no, I am not showing you the photos… 

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What’s in the #Lunchbox Wednesday – 2-27-13

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The Bug started pre-school this year, so I am packing lunches for the first time.  I actually packed my lunch for most of junior high and high school, as well as for work, since I was never a fan of cafeteria food.  Well, except in college.  And no, I am not showing you the photos… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday – 2-20-13

Cheesy Noodles

The Bug started pre-school this year, so I am packing lunches for the first time.  I actually packed my lunch for most of junior high and high school, as well as for work, since I was never a fan of cafeteria food.  Well, except in college.  And no, I am not showing you the photos… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday – 2-13-13

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The Bug started pre-school this year, so I am packing lunches for the first time.  I actually packed my lunch for most of junior high and high school, as well as for work, since I was never a fan of cafeteria food.  Well, except in college.  And no, I am not showing you the photos… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday – 2-6-13

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The Bug started pre-school this year, so I am packing lunches for the first time.  I actually packed my lunch for most of junior high and high school, as well as for work, since I was never a fan of cafeteria food.  Well, except in college.  And no, I am not showing you the photos… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday – 1-30-13

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The Bug started pre-school this year, so I am packing lunches for the first time.  I actually packed my lunch for most of junior high and high school, as well as for work, since I was never a fan of cafeteria food.  Well, except in college.  And no, I am not showing you the photos… 

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