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In just four short weeks I will be sharing a first day of school picture of the kids – FOUR weeks! How is that even possible? It feels like summer just started, guess that means we have had a fun and busy summer. As those summer days tick away, I sit with my growing back-to-school lists. Lists for things to accomplish before school starts, lists for school supplies, and lists for lunches on busy mornings. Back-to-School isn’t just for the kids, the whole family has to get out of summertime mode and back into school mode.
As the day nears I begin stressing about getting through those crazy mornings – YIKES the morning!! Summertime is just so much more relaxed for everyone, I love it. Thankfully Walmart keeps my Back-to-School lists in check – coupons for so many great lunchbox meal ingredients are a must CLIP for all of our family lunches.
There are a lot of new changes this year – new classrooms, new teachers and a new job for Jeremy. His current office is no where near any places for lunch so we will not only be packing the kids lunches but also his which in turn means I need to jump on the lunch taking bandwagon! So the question is – What is in your lunchbox?
One lunchbox item that my husband and I have used for years is a Salsa Roll-Up recipe. It is such a simple lunch and super easy to make for the whole family the night before. We love easy lunchbox ideas! I always thought of this as an appetizer recipe but since we always use Pace Thick and Chunky Salsa I knew it would be a perfect lunch for the whole family. Pace is made with hand picked vegetables and is guaranteed to add a kick to your snacking and cooking – delicious! Oh and did I mention – EASY!
Lunchbox Salsa Roll-Ups
Free printable recipe here.
2 cups Pace Thick and Chunky Salsa (Mild)
8 ounces cream cheese – softened
Whole wheat tortillas
1. Let cream cheese soften and whip slightly for ease of use.
2. Add Pace Salsa to the softened cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl.
3. Mix cream cheese and salsa well – mixture should be a nice pink color when mixed well.
4. Spread about 1/2 cup of mixture evenly on a whole wheat tortilla.
5. Roll filled tortilla and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
6. After rolls have chilled, cut rolls into 3 inch pieces.
7. Serve chilled.
I made these the evening before and simply cut them into 3 inch pieces in the morning. It was a great lunch for the whole family and travels great in a lunchbox. I know this will be one of the go-to school lunches we use in a few weeks as those busy school mornings get started. A must add to your lunchbox menu!
Now that we have lunch covered I am also thinking about how we will get dinner on the table when all the crazy after school activities start up again. Grabbing items like Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup and Prego Italian sauces are a must! Both of those simple products can create delicious dinners in just minutes! Last school year we ate out WAY too much, this school we are focusing on eating at home. Oh my goodness – I am already feeling the back-to-school sleepless nights. Finding my natural energy while enjoying some of my daily fruits and veggies is so simple by enjoying a V8+Energy drink. Like I said, Walmart has this list making mom in check! Bring on those lists!!
What is your favorite back-to-school dinner recipe?