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First Day Jitters

Hey there! I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy their long weekend! If you were away from your computer most of the weekend like I was, here is what you missed!

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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!


Something else that WILL change?? Brown bag lunches.


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!



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


Any fun lunch recipes? Please share!

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • 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!

    • 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!

  • 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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