No PB & J’s Here!

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In celebration of the back-to-school season, we wanted to do another school lunch post.

Thanks to’s blog, we have a couple of creative ways to give your child a lunch they can be excited about.

Sandwich on a Stick

Okay, this is the most simple recipe on the list.  Before you decide to try it, make sure you’re allowed to send little kabob skewers in your child’s lunch.  If that’s okay, then go for it.

You will Need (for 10 kabobs):

  • 2 cups of bread cubes.
    For this, you will need a hearty bread such as Ciabatta or French.
  • 1 1/2 cups of cubed mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
  • 1 slice of thick cut lunch meat (whatever your child prefers) that is cut into strips or cubes.
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (one per kabob).

What to Do:

Add one cube of bread to the skewer, then alternate cheese, cucumber, meat, tomato, meat, cucumber, cheese, then add another piece of bread.

Margherita Pizza Wheels

You will need:

  • Pizza dough (instant or homemade)
  • Marinara sauce
  • 4 ounces (113 grams) mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup (10 grams) basil leaves, chopped
  • Yellow cornmeal, for dipping
  • Coarse salt, for sprinkling

What to Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Roll the pizza dough into a rough 9×12 inch rectangle. Spread a layer of marinara sauce on top. Top with the mozzarella slices and chopped basil.
  3. Starting with the long end, roll the dough up towards you, making sure to keep it tight. The sauce and cheese may try to slide out, but try to keep them in place as much as possible.
  4. Use a sharp knife to cut into 1 inch rounds. Dip one end of the wheels into the cornmeal and place on the prepared sheet pan (cornmeal side down). Sprinkle with coarse salt.
  5. Bake until dough is golden and cheese has melted and started to brown, about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Let cool, refrigerate overnight, pack for lunch.

Do you have any other lunches that are a little different and that your kids love?  Let us know!

By Adrianna, LivingFirst Contributor 

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