Easy Lunch Ideas for Busy Moms

We’re featuring easy lunch ideas for busy moms in partnership with Social Moms and Foster Farms. Read on for great lunch ideas to prep ahead and grab on the go! 

Easy Lunch Ideas for Busy Moms

Of all the things I struggle with as a work at home mom, actually finding the time to eat lunch is at the top of the list. I don’t know what it is about making sure I am covered come lunch time but if I don’t pack a lunch like I would if I were working outside of the home, I just don’t eat lunch. It may be the fact that my littlest always decides to take her nap on me when I realize I haven’t eaten in a while…

So I’ve started to pack my lunch in my Bentgo lunch box and am getting a little creative in what I put together. No sandwiches day after day. Though there’s nothing wrong with a good sandwich! I’ve stepped outside the box and have come up with 4 delicious lunch ideas that are easily prepared the night before for a delicious lunch. I’ve even been sharing them on Instagram each day and hope to continue sharing!

In addition to mixing up my lunches with leftovers, I also use my new favorite lunch meat. Foster Farms All Natural Lunchmeat is unique in that it uses high pressure pasteurization to eliminate bacteria and seal in PURE flavor INSTEAD of using natural preservatives like vinegar as an antimicrobial, which often results in a sour aftertaste. And it’s nitrate free with no hormones or steriods OR preservatives. Perfect for the whole family! 

Easy Lunch Ideas for Busy Moms

 

Easy Lunch Ideas for Busy Moms - turkey and cheese roll ups

Turkey and Havarti Wraps

Includes: 

  • Foster Farms Honey Roasted & Smoked Turkey Breast
  • Havarti cheese
  • dill pickle slices
  • baby carrots
  • 1/2 of a fuji apple
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter

Easy Lunch Ideas for Busy Moms - chicken ceaser salad

Chicken Ceaser Salad

Includes:

  • Foster Farms Simply Seasoned  Mediterranean Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cooked and diced
  • cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1-2 cups romaine leaves
  • parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons ceaser dressing

Easy Lunch Ideas for Busy Moms - turkey wrap

Turkey Wraps

Includes:

For the wrap

  • 1 small tortilla
  • 1 tablespoon tomato basil hummus
  • Foster Farms Honey Roasted & Smoked Turkey Breast
  • spinach leaves

Sides

  • handful of spinach
  • sliced cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon tomato basil hummus (for dipping cucumbers and to be used as dressing for spinach)
  • handful of blueberries

Easy Lunch Ideas for Busy Moms - chicken and broccoli

Chicken and Broccoli

Includes:

  • Foster Farms Simply Seasoned Mediterranean Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cooked and sliced
  • 1/2 cup broccoli, steamed
  • 1 bunch grapes
  • probiotic drink

 

Now that I’ve started preparing my lunches the night before, I haven’t forgotten to eat once in the past week. And I’m not as grumpy. Imagine that! While most of these meals are simple, they’re also a way tp guarantee that at least one meal a day is full of healthy choices.

Interested in trying Foster Farms Honey Roasted & Smoked Turkey Breast? Save up to a $1 now by downloading the coupon found here

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What is your go-to lunch on a busy day?

Disclosure: This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Foster Farms blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

Lunch Box Letters – Notes from Mom Printables

Lunch Box Letters - Notes from Mom Printables

As your packing your child’s school lunch the one thing you want your child to know is that you’re preparing it with love. And what better way to share your love with your child than with lunch box letters?

A few simple words of encouragement for an upcoming math test or simply a note to say I love you, kids love this little touch even if they turn their noses up at it in front of you. And what child needs less support? That’s right, none. So enjoy these printables and write a few encouraging words of your own to let your kids know you’re thinking of them even when they’re in school.

Simply click on the photo below to download these Notes from Mom Printables! [Read more…]

Creating a Healthy Lunch with Rubbermaid LunchBlox

Rubbermaid LunchBlox Kit

In order to stick with our budget and watch our girlish figures, both my husband and I eat from home 4-5 days out of the week (including weekends). We do allow for a few lunches at our favorite places but for the most part stick to looking in the cupboards and fridge for the next day’s lunch.

When I know the kids and I will be out around lunchtime the next day I make sure to pack mine and the kids favorites up in a lunch box. I usually pack my husband’s lunch at the same time so he won’t have to rush to do it in the morning before leaving.

The past couple of weeks he’s come home and mentioned a sandwich mushed, or crackers  crumbled. So when I showed him my new Rubbermaid LunchBlox kit he was excited. [Read more…]



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