Back to school time: new schedules, new clothes, and new ideas and new knowledge.
Ideally, parents and kids should try to share their meals every day. Eating breakfast together may not be ideal because of the morning rush, and eating dinner together may be a bit of a challenge because of afterschool activities, but my new school year resolution is to make all mealtimes a priority.
I have decided to connect with my kids via a Love Lunch Note daily – along with a homemade lunch – to let my kids know that I am thinking about them when they are at school and I care about what they eat and how they are feeling. Nutritious and delicious foods and positive words will sustain children in all aspects of their important lives
Respect your peers. Respect your teachers. Respect your school.
Lunch Recipe of the Day: French Bread Pizza
12 oz French bread
½ cup marinara sauce
4 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
4 stalks celery
½ cup all natural light Ranch dressing
4 small bananas
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut bread in half horizontally; place on a baking sheet, cut sides up. Spread marinara sauce evenly over both halves; top evenly with cheese and Italian seasoning. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese melts and bread is crispy. Cool slightly before wrapping in aluminum foil.
Cut celery stalks into 3-inch pieces. Pack about 2 tablespoons dressing in each of 4 small containers with celery for dipping. Pack celery, dressing and bananas with pizzas