Let’s Do Lunch: Homeschool Lunches Made Simple and Giveaway!

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Homeschool Lunches Made Simple #recipe via myhumblekitchen.com

This post is sponsored by Mighty Nest: An online store that provides you the ability to research, get advice and buy natural, organic and non-toxic products all in one place… plus they donate 15% of your order to your local school! Make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page to enter a fabulous giveaway by Mighty Nest!!

It’s definitely back to school season! It’s been great seeing so many parents take on the #lunchrevolution by packing their children nourishing lunches at home.

Although my kids are homeschooled, we still need to pack lunches as well.  As a matter of fact, I’ve found that my time is more productive when I actually plan out my kids lunches for the week and pack them the night before. That way when we finish up with our morning studies, we can run upstairs, grab our pre-packed lunches from the fridge and eat right away. It’s a total time saver and one that I’d like to do more consistently this year.

Also, now that we have homeschool coop twice per month, nature walks, field trips, and other outdoor activities planned for the year, we are going to be traveling with our homeschool lunches quite frequently.

Thanks to Mighty Nest, this year we’ll be re-using our lunch equipment that is completely eco-friendly and cute to boot! Each one of my kids has a stylish Munch N’ Lunch non-toxic lunch bag.

Homeschool Lunches Made Simple #recipe via myhumblekitchen.com

What this mama is really excited about is to finally own some stainless steel lunch containers from Lunchbots with separated compartments. I don’t know why, but kids absolutely adore eating foods when they’re rationed in small serving sizes and finger friendly. I may have to pick up a couple more!

Homeschool Lunches Made Simple #recipe via myhumblekitchen.com

For our planned field trip days, we’ll be sure to take our new reusable snack/sandwich bags from Mighty Nest. I love that they’re machine washable and lined with a coated nylon that makes them easy enough to wipe clean with a damp sponge or cloth. Since Mighty Nest takes great care to ensure that the products they carry are toxin free, it’s great to know that these reusable snack/sandwich bags are BPA, PVC, Lead and Phthalate Free as well.

With our reusable bamboo utensil sets and insulated stainless steel waterbottle by Hydro Flask we’ll definitely be in on the green revolution as well!

Thanks Mighty Nest for making eco-shopping so simple!

Homeschool Lunches Made Simple #recipe via myhumblekitchen.com

The boys and girl are so very happy! Although we don’t officially start homeschool until September 3rd, taking all of this out to picnic lunches is just as much fun!

Homeschool Lunches Made Simple #recipe via myhumblekitchen.com

My little preschooler approves as well.

Homeschool Lunches Made Simple #recipe via myhumblekitchen.com

Nourishing Lunches Made Simple!

In case you’re wondering what to fill this lunch gear with, here are some of my favorite recipes perfect for lunch.

1. Sweet and Savory Einkorn Pasta Salad

Homeschool Lunches Made Simple #recipe via myhumblekitchen.com

2. Whole Wheat, Einkorn Cheddar Crackers

Homeschool Lunches Made Simple #recipe via myhumblekitchen.com

3. Kid Sized Spanish Tortilla Omelets

Homeschool Lunches Made Simple #recipe via myhumblekitchen.com

4. Shrimp Fritters

Homeschool Lunches Made Simple #recipe via myhumblekitchen.com

5. Better Than Fast Food Chicken Nuggets

Homeschool Lunches Made Simple #recipe via myhumblekitchen.com

6. Chicken Fried Rice in the Rice Cooker

Homeschool Lunches Made Simple #recipe via myhumblekitchen.com

7. Nourishing Egg Salad

Homeschool Lunches Made Simple #recipe via myhumblekitchen.com

8. Sloppy Joes the Real Food Way

Homeschool Lunches Made Simple #recipe via myhumblekitchen.com

9. Homemade Granola Bars

Homeschool Lunches Made Simple #recipe via myhumblekitchen.com

10. Buckwheat with a Beet Salad and Plain Yogurt

Homeschool Lunches Made Simple #recipe via myhumblekitchen.com

Those are some of my children’s favorites for lunch that I make for them quite often. Each of these things would fit just nicely in our new lunch gear from Mighty Nest.

Mighty Nest Giveaway!

To kick off the back-to-school season MightyNest is launching the “Let’s Do Lunch” campaign to inspire equipping our kids for a year of love-packed lunches.

MightyNest, where equipping your kids for healthy lunch also supports your school. With your purchase of better goods for lunch and home, MightyNest donates 15% to your local school. A typical lunch gear order donates more than $10 to the supporter’s school. MightyNest’s goal is to raise $1,000,000 for schools this school year.

MightyNest is giving away a Better Lunch Goods super-pack worth $100+ of reusable lunch gear that you can see below.

On top of that, your school can also win $1000 in the “Let’s Do Lunch Challenge.” They’ll be drawing 3 (three) $1000 winning schools from all of the entries through August 31st. The more entries you and others at your school earn, the better the chance of winning. Visit MightyNest for more ways to earn entries –  http://schools.mightynest.com/mighty-living/

Although I know that many of you homeschool, just as I do, I’d encourage you to enter a school near you that would appreciate the funding.

Go on and enter today! I know you’re going to love the lunch gear as much as I do! This post is sponsored by Mighty Nest. I only partner with companies that I fully endorse and believe in. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Have you started school yet? Tell me, what are your favorite lunches to pack for your kids?

7 Responses to "Let’s Do Lunch: Homeschool Lunches Made Simple and Giveaway!"
  1. Jenny.U says:

    I send whatever we have had for leftovers. Her favorites to take are homemade chicken strips and this week she also took homemade mini goat mozzarella balls, Einkorn flatbread and homemade marinara to dip it in. YUM!!

  2. Dena Norton says:

    Those cheddar crackers were one of the fist things my daughter asked for as a lunch box “treat”! Haven’t made the chicken nuggets yet, but pretty sure they’ll be a hit too. Thanks for the great ideas, Diana!

  3. De Peaslee says:

    Mmmm, granola bars.
    Though my youngest is now a teen in high school and ‘says’ she eats the school lunch every day, I have my doubts. She doesn’t ‘like’ school’ lunch choices, chicken burgers, hamburgers, pizza, etc. day after day.
    I used to pack her a homemade lunch for years, which I know she would eat. But, as she grew older, she didn’t like being seen with the typical lunch-bag….teens!
    She would much rather have a fried rice, homemade chicken nuggets (I’l have to try yours) or salad with a bottle of water. And homemade granola bars (which she could make herself) would be a hit.

  4. Thanks for the chance to win! We pack cheese, meats, crackers, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruit, and home made granola bars. Thank for the recipe links, too!

  5. Oh, and pasta salad and wraps are favorites, too!

  6. Kathy says:

    I am a grandmother of a daughter whose 3 chidren have a great diet. I always try to have great ingred. on hand for thier lunches. Our fav’s are Oma’s dehydrated fruit, homemade hummus with veggie sticks and my all fruit popsicles (hummm… not so lunchbox friendly!)!

  7. Sarah says:

    Diana’s chicken nuggets are AMAZING. I have to ration them carefully.

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