First Day Jitters

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Today is my first official day of school! I went into my new school a few days last week, but today is the first day that there will be butts in the seats! I am so excited/nervous. This is the third year in a row that I have entered a new school in September. I hate being the newbie, but I know that once I’m comfortable I will do just fine. In a nutshell, those first day jitters never subside, even when you are the teacher!

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Something else that WILL change?? Brown bag lunches.

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Every day of school growing up, my dad got up with me in the morning. We watched re-runs of Saved By The Bell, had tea and toast, and walked to the bus stop (it was about .5 mile away).

He also sent me off with a homemade brown-bag lunch! This is what a typical school lunch looked like!

I had way too much fun putting together this graphic! haha

Today’s lunch looks a bit different.

Can we talk about my new lunch box?! I am totally in love with it. I got it at Marshall’s for $10! It’s a silicone collapsible eco lunch box from Smart Planet.

It has 3 sections, a snap in fork and spoon, and a little space for dressings.

BUT it’s collapsible!

BEFORE:

AFTER:

As I have mentioned before, lunch is my least favorite meal of the day. 90% of the time my lunch is either a sandwich, soup, or yogurt. Oh or the very exciting leftovers. Very boring, and made with very little effort. It’s funny because when I Googled “healthy lunch ideas”, 90% of the results were just that, soup, sandwich or yogurt. Or a salad. I am going to try to make my lunches a little more exciting this school year.  Here are a few things via-Pinterest that I plan to pack this year!

Apple and peanut butter sandwiches

For school lunches

Chicken salad stuffed tomatoes

Cilantro Chicken Salad | Skinnytaste

Black bean quesadilla

Veggie filled baked potato

Peanut butter, banana, and jelly roll

school lunch ideas

Question:

Any fun lunch recipes? Please share!

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  • Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles September 4, 2012, 1:43 pm

    My lunches at school were always a salad, string cheese, and an apple for my 2:00 snack—- OH and the piece of Dove dark chocolate that makes my meal complete (or two pieces on a stressful day)……… I always made pizza hummus to top my salads along with some nutritional yeast- so delicious!! Tasted like pizza!!!! :) Mmmmmmm!

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    • savorlifesflavors September 4, 2012, 9:33 pm

      Pizza hummus?! Please share the recipe! Yea I have been in a lunch slump for like 2 yrs. I need help!

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  • cjh002 September 5, 2012, 1:35 pm

    omg I want that lunch box!!!! how awesome to have everything compartmentalized!!! and I too used to watch saved by the bekk every morning! oh how I wish I was back in school :-)

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    • savorlifesflavors September 5, 2012, 7:43 pm

      It’s so great for portion control! Marshall’s for $10. So worth it.

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My name is Katy and I am a 27 yr old food lover living in the Boston area. My kitchen is my happy place and where I relieve my stress. I am always looking for new recipes to try, and restaurants to discover. I try to savor every flavor life has to offer. Sweet, sour, salty, spicy, bring it on!

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