Whole Wheat Pizza Toast
Early mornings begin with me packing school lunches for Ashleigh & Clayton. By packing lunches for the kids, we save $360 per school year per child! And besides the savings, we can also send along healthier lunches than what they would be able to buy at school. I make lunches using the food bought for the week instead of buying special lunchables or snack packs (those are a rare lunch treat!).
This year I'm trying to be more creative and not fall into the PBJ everyday routine - although there's nothing wrong with that! A quick and easy favorite of the kids is pizza made on whole wheat toast. I take a piece of whole wheat bread (a whole wheat English muffin would work as well), spread some pizza sauce, shredded cheese (mozzarella or raw cheddar), then top with nitrate-free pepperoni slices. Pop the toast slices in the toaster oven until the bread is slightly toasted and cheese is melted. Slice and pack for lunch!
Ready to go!
Along with a their main lunch sandwich, I also pack each kid two snacks (one for mid-morning and one for after lunch) and a bottle of water. Then we're out the door for a great school day!