10.16.2012

BAGGING IT (30+ lunches for 30+ Days)

Wow, where did the week go?  I've been holed up in the dugout downloading/organizing pictures for a new page here on the Ballpark blog called "What's for Lunch?"  (Note the tab on the tab bar above.)




Packed lunches are back.  With families trying to conserve funds these days, even adults are brown bagging it.

After years of packing lunches for my kids that weren't very original (or particularly healthy), I'm reapplying myself to this task with some new ideas, thanks to the many websites that offer creative ideas for a new generation of lunch baggers.

I now pack for my husband and teacher/daughter, but they still want PB and J on occasion, crunchy things, not too many weird vegetables, and treats.  So, not much has changed.  I assume they're not trading their carrots for Cheetos, but I'll never know.

The "What's for Lunch?" page is a collection of packed lunches I've made this past month in the Ballpark kitchen.  My goal was to picture 30 lunches for 30 days - a month's worth of ideas.  Items will sometimes repeat in different combinations, so the meal will feel "new," but my goal was to use as many original items as possible.

Have fun browsing, and please drop me a comment if you have a suggestion, or a new twist on anything.  I'm always looking for new ideas. 

Come join me in the kitchen and see.....WHAT'S for LUNCH?

20 comments:

Jen Forbes said...
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Cranberry Morning said...

I'd take that salad in the clear container for lunch this noon! Looks delicious. :-)

Rebecca Jo said...

I need to find some new ideas for lunch... seems like I bring the same thing every day

Marianne said...

That is the best packed lunch I have ever seen! Well done.

Dana said...

I need this post! My son's lunches are boring. :)

Tamera Brose said...

My husband made lunch for me the other day and it was great. I usually just throw a few things together or eat on the fly. You have a great goal and some yummy looking ideas.

Lynn Proctor said...

i love this--i am heading right over :)

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I pack my grandson Leo's lunch for him when he goes to day care three days a week and I like to try and mix it up for him not send the same stuff each day..........my husband comes home from work when he has a two or three hour break between shifts so he can have some lunch....

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh yum! It's great that they're trying new things in their lunches!

Cindy Dwyer said...

What a neat idea - at least making lunch will be more fun for you if you blog about it.

That corgi :) said...

What a great idea to do 30 days with 30 lunches! I remember always trying to think of new things to pack in the kids' school lunches ago. Will have to check it out!

betty

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

This looks all so yummy.

Lynn said...

That salad looks good. I'm salivating here at 5:48am. :) Actually it all looks good.

Just A Normal Mom said...

Great idea! I'm always looking for new ideas.

Annmarie Pipa said...

wow!! that food looks fabulous!! I make extra dinner so everyone can pack it in their lunch...

Jerralea said...

What an interesting idea! I just always bring leftovers, but it would be neat to have options. Some days I just can't face eating a leftover, so that is when I run by the drive thru ... have you seen the calories on the choices at the drive thru?

Renae said...

Ok I could eat that right now, right here! Looooks delish!!!!

Thanks for your encouraging words for my husband's birthday. See the newest info in my latest post on how the day really went. lol.

Annalisa Crawford said...

My lunches always look the same - I must try some new ideas!

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Great idea(s) Mare! This lunch looks yummy! Love the crescent roll sandwich, and well the salad, and....Oh heck, it all looks good!

Farida said...

I love packed lunches when I used to work away from home. I am able to save and really eat healthy delicious home cooking. Take care :)