Tonight’s Lunch Logic was fun for me to envision.  The ideas here are very simple, but they bring back some of our family’s favorite lunchbox items — favorites both for me, as the lunch-packer; and for the kids, as the lunch-eating afficionados.  Nothing could be easier than a fast “lunchable” style offering made with leftover sausages from dinner, or a simple chicken salad scooped into the lunch container and served with your kid’s favorite sides, but somehow every lunch here becomes greater than the sum of its parts when kids lift the lids of their lunchboxes and find these ideas inside.

Meal Plan Refresher:

Saturday, 3/9: Sausage and peppers, homemade sourdough bread
Make it GF: Omit the bread and serve with crispy roasted potatoes instead
Sunday, 3/10: Sunday Roast Chicken with vegetables
Monday, 3/11: Grilled cheese sandwiches and roasted tomato soup
Make it GF: Make quesadillas on corn tortillas instead, or serve cheese and gluten-free crackers with the soup
Tuesday, 3/12: Slow cooker — Green chile pork, rice, avocado salad
Wednesday, 3/13: DIY Salad night
Thursday, 3/14: Vegetable fried rice (using leftover rice from Tuesday) and sesame-coated chicken bites
Friday, 3/15: Fend night

The full March 2013 Meal Plan

The Lunch Logic:

Essential Links:

Fruit and Nut Chicken Salad
Pizza Chicken

Essential Links:

Soft Pretzel Sandwiches
Pizza Dough