Make tasty school lunches for kids (or teachers) with Laura Fuentes’ cookbook and Momables meal plans
Parents, get tips for making healthy school lunches from Momables! Teachers, these recipes make great lunches for you and your family.
Momables.com has recipes, meal plans, and products. The recipes were developed by creator Laura Fuentes in conjunction with dozens of moms, a chef and a nutritionist. The idea is to create delicious, fresh foods that kids will actually eat.
Momables has a nice collection of free recipes, but the good stuff comes with a subscription. Then you’ll have access to meal plans and recipes. The recipes are single serve, so it’s easy to figure the appropriate amount to make for your needs. You can try Momables for a free week. After that, you pay $8 a month or $79 for a year. Momables has a regular plan and a grain-free plan for kids with allergies or special dietary needs.
An easy way to try Momables without the plan is to buy (or borrow from the library) a great cookbook from Momables creator Laura Fuentes. It’s called The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet: Make Lunches Your Kids Will Love with More Than 200 Deliciously Nutritious Meal Ideas. It has tips on stocking your fridge and pantry to streamline lunch making. There are organizational feedback charts that let you track your kids’ reaction to each recipe. The recipes are delicious and cover hot and cold lunches. There are soups, snacks, riffs on sandwiches, desserts–it’s great!
As much as possible, try to involve your kids in planning and making school lunches. Kids will value them more, eat lunch rather than trade, and learn valuable cooking and planning skills.
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