Posts tagged ‘kids’ lunch’

October 7, 2011

TJ’s Chicken Taquitos

Last week when I was at Trader Joe’s, the store had its chicken taquitos on demo. And since I had C and S in tow, the kids insisted that we try them. At first I cringed, but after looking at the ingredients I realized they’re pretty benign. Both kids loved them, so I gave in to S’s pleading and dropped them in my cart.

This morning I was glad to have them in the freezer, because I was out of the usual staples and didn’t have any leftovers. So, I dropped two in the toaster oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, I smashed up half an avocado and mixed in a little salt and lime juice. The lime gives the simple guacamole some nice acidity, and prevents it from turning brown. Then, I cut up an apple and washed some green and red grapes. Lunch? Check.

October 4, 2011

English Muffin Pizzas

Aside from having to bake it, an English muffin pizza takes as little time to pack as a PB&J. I started with whole-wheat English muffins, spread them with pizza sauce, sprinkled on some mozzarella and topped each with a large slice of Applegate pepperoni. I baked the pizza at 350 degrees for 7 minutes, which was plenty of time for the pepperoni to crisp and the cheese to melt. While it was cooking, I chopped up some fresh fruit and carrots, and filled a water bottle. When the pizza was done, I wrapped it in foil.

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