Buffalo Chicken Dip {recipe}

Friday, January 31, 2014

It's Superbowl Sunday this weekend! I need to share this super duper easy buffalo chicken dip with you. It's a little healthier than other ones with ranch seasoning or mayo! 

I packed my leftover dip with celery, oranges 
and a lactation cookie (oatmeal cookie fortified with brewers yeast and flax seeds)

Buffalo Chicken Dip
(primal or lacto-paleo or "paleo con queso")

2 cups of shredded cooked chicken
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup cheddar cheese (or crumbled blue cheese-I'm not a fan though)
1/4-1/2 cup hot sauce (I used Frank's Red Hot)
1/2-1 cup cheddar cheese (optional)
Combine cream cheese, yogurt, 1/2 cheddar cheese, and hot sauce in a medium bowl. Add shredded chicken. Pour into a 1-quart baking dish and top with additional cheese. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve with chips, crackers, or vegetables.

packed in an EasyLunchBox
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Chicken Tacos (paleo ish)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

We had leftover chicken tacos (super easy recipe below.) Even daddy had to get into the lunch action... It's a family affair! With the exception of the baby... who still is on mama's milk. Although... come to think of it I did store breastmilk in an Easylunchbox when I forgot to bring milk bottles to pump into at work 2 months ago... ha ha ha... squirrel!

Mommy's Lunch
Chicken taco salad, with pico de gallo & salsa {paleo}
Pecans and applesauce

Daddy's lunch:
Chicken taco salad with sour cream, pico, salsa and shredded cheese

Daddy did not pack his in an Easylunchbox because he said it didn't fit his (falling apart) cooler.
So 2 days later (thanks, Amazon Prime!) this arrived at the front door:

a black EasyLunchBox cooler just for Daddy!


Chicken Salsa Tacos

(slow cooker/Crock Pot recipe)

3-4 boneless chicken breasts
1 jar (16-24oz) preferred salsa
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder

Place chicken breasts in slow cooker.
Sprinkle with cumin and chili powder and pour salsa over the top.
Cook for 6-8 hours on low.
Shred the chicken when cooked.
Serve with preferred taco fixings or over salad.


Leftovers on Fridays

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crazy mornings are so much fun!

What do you mean you didn't do your homework?
Put that iPod down and eat your breakfast!
Did you comb your teeth and brush your hair? (lol)
Hurry! Put your coat on, you're going to miss the bus! 

Oh wait, I have to pack your lunch!

Wait! Quick! Take a picture before the bus gets here!

Mommy's lunch: 
chicken curry with kale
orange, carrots and sweet pepper
packed in EasyLunchBox

Miss C's lunch:
leftover Annie's mac&cheese
hotdogs, orange and an apple.
packed in a Lunchbot Thermal
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top 13 of 2013

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Top 13 lunches of 2013!
a compilation of  my favorites, my friends' favorites, 
my daughter's favorite, and most-pinned lunches of last year.
And I'm not the only one. Check out the some of the highlights
of my friends from Bento Bloggers and Friends!


1. My most pinned lunch
paleo almond-crusted chicken strips (w/ recipe)

2. Mommy's favorite leftovers
Spaghetti squash with meatballs

3. Daddy's favorite Paleo lunch
Grilled honey chicken (w/recipe

4. Daddy's favorite post
pre-and post-race snacks

5. Miss C's favorite lunch
Gingerbread man sandwich with crusts intact

6. Easiest lunch 
ham roll ups

 7. Another Miss C fave
cupcake sandwich

8. Readers' favorite
panda lunch

9. Most pinned recipe
(paleo) carnitas

10. Valentine favorite
i love you beary much

11. another "throw in the box" lunch
must-sea lunch

12. Readers holiday favorite
halloween lunch

13. Fastest lunch of 2013
just a heart cutout

Hope you found some lunch inspiration last year!
Looking forward to lunching forward in 2014.

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