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meatloaf lunch

Meatloaf (Paleo) and sweet potatoes cucumbers and clementine packed in an EasyLunchBox

My husband made the meatloaf with ground beef, shredded carrots, chopped onions, eggs and spices. He cooks the way I do (experimental, using recipes as "guidelines," adding stuff here and there.) Otherwise, I would share the recipe with you.

Pork Carnitas Salad

My husband is doing a Crossfit Open Challenge and decided to go Paleo(ish) during the next 6 weeks. We have a very busy schedule, both of us working full time and then working out in the evenings, (with Miss C tagging along with her own jump rope,) we needed to utilize our slow cooker (crock pots)  and plan out our dinners ahead of time. The other day we tried a recipe for Pork Carnitas from Mom Gone Paleo. It was yummy. We altered it based on the availability in our pantry (we had no cinnamon and green chilies.) 
Rub your pork shoulder with the following the night before: 1 tsp of each: cumin, coriander, sea salt, ground pepper, paprika, oregano, garlic (we used fresh garlic) The next morning, slice one onion and place at the bottom of the crock pot, add 1 cup of chicken broth. Place the pork right on top and cook on low for 8 hours.  Shred the pork and put it in a baking sheet and place under the broiler for 5 minutes to give it a slight crisp. 
Serve with your choice of:  romaine …

Quick and Easy Lunch Ham Rollups

Miss C's lunch: Ham and cheese rollups  (using flattened wheat bread: see BentOnBetterLunches tutorial) pretzel crackers, blueberries and yogurt in a silicone mold packed in a 2-tier Bento Box

spaghetti squash lunch

Mommy's Lunch:  Spaghetti squash  with my husband's yummy homemade spaghetti sauce and blackberries...  and someone snuck in a Lemonade Girl Scout Cookie!
packed in an EasyLunchBox

happy tooth bento

Did you know February is National Children's Dental Health Month?  Our whole family schedules our 6-month cleaning in one day so we don't forget and to easily fit in into our busy schedules. Miss C also has her first loose tooth! The tooth fairy is definitely on-call ready for this big girl milestone! Ham & Cheese Sandwich carrots, yogurt and strawberries packed in an EasyLunchBox
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Love you Beary much

Miss C's lunch: mini pancakes mozzarella cheese sticks  yogurt and strawberries
packed in an EasyLunchBox

ground beef stir fry

Mommy's lunch: quick and easy ground beef stir fry gluten-free pretzels w/Laughing Cow cheese and blueberries packed in an EasyLunchBox

recipe: quick and easy ground beef stir fry
1 lb. lean ground beef 1 bag frozen vegetables 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tbsp oil  1/2 small onion 2 Tbsp soy sauce salt/pepper to taste
Saute garlic and onion in 1 tbsp of oil. Add ground beef till cooked. (Drain if needed) Add frozen veggetables and stir frequently until cooked Add soy sauce and salt/pepper to taste. (If preferred, serve with rice.)

Mini Pancakes Lunch

Miss C's lunch:
(Schwan's) Mini pancakes  and strawberries blueberries and sausage brownie treat packed in a Lunchbot Trio

Is it spring yet?

So Mr. Groundhog is predicting an early spring! I sure hope so! Miss C's lunch:  Mini peanut butter sandwiches  blackberries, strawberries and 2 Thin Mints GS cookies
packed in an EasyLunchBox

Restaurant Leftovers

Got leftovers? Then you have lunch for tomorrow! Miss C's lunch: Leftover chicken and broccoli with rice from Panda chocolate chip granola bar and blackberries
Miss C's lunch: Leftover roll from Texas Roadhouse with cinnamon butter grapes, mozzarella cheese stick, orange and peach yogurt.
packed in an EasyLunchBox