Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lunchbox Philosophies, Part III: 30 or So Extra Lunch Ideas

Last night I introduced the idea of the add-on system for varying your kids’ lunches, without going crazy cooking tons of extra items, AND without pushing them so far outside the comfort zone of “familiar” lunch foods that they’d start … Continue reading

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Lunchbox Philosophies, Part II: The Interest

Earlier this week I wrote about my very simple lunchbox rule: just provide more than two opportunities for them to make good choices, and the rest will take care of itself.  However, that rule is not, in and of itself, … Continue reading

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Lunchbox Philosophies, Part I: The Opportunity

It hasn’t escaped my notice that the internet is buzzing right now with back-to-school wisdom, especially in the realm of lunch packing.  Some school districts began the new academic year as early as last week; many others, today; and still … Continue reading

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Going Veggie

Lately, I feel like RRG has gotten a little heavy on the rants…a little light on the recipes.  This is not a problem for me, a human being born with too many words to speak or write in a lifetime, … Continue reading

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It’s Not the Germs that Scare Me, it’s the Studies

It was about a week ago now that the shocking news broke: There might be BACTERIA in your child’s school lunch!  And, no, not the one the school serves up in the hot food line — the lunch YOU’VE packed … Continue reading

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Actual Food for a Kid’s Birthday Party

It can be done!  Actual food — honest-to-goodness, from scratch, unprocessed food — can be served at a child’s birthday party, and it can be good, and the other kids and their families can eat it and enjoy it.  I … Continue reading

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