Brown Bagging it for Back to School

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Has your family gone back to school yet?

We started last week, and I am happy to report that we are off to an amazing year. {of course the homework hasn’t really kicked in yet}

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Thankfully, this year both kids are on the same schedule, AND we can walk!!  It may not seem like a HUGE deal,but any extra time in  my day is appreciated.

With my extra time, I have decided to get even more organized when it comes to lunch packing. I was pretty good last year, but I still had to “wing it” more that I’d like to. Not this year.  I headed to Safeway picked up the recent issues of Cooking Light, Real Simple,and Sunset, and made a game plan.   Each magazine is FULL of tips, tricks,and amazing recipes for quick meals, including lunches.


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I made a list of everything that I thought the family would like, so when I need a little inspiration, I just need to find the list.

{which may be easier said than done…have you seen my desk}


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So far our favorite has been the Pesto and Arugula Wrap…we added tomato to one for the tomato lovers in the house 🙂 Because we are still enjoying summer weather, tomatoes and greens are everywhere, and they make for a fresh and delicious lunch.


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And fresh mozzarella tastes great with absolutely anything. I found SO many great ideas, that I may never need to repeat a lunch.

{okay, I probably don’t have that much time on my hands}





Pesto Arugula Wraps


  • 2 sheets lahvosh flatbread*
  • 1 cup pesto
  • 12 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 6 cups lightly packed arugula (about 3 oz.)
  • {I also added 1 heirloom tomato sliced}


  • Lay lahvosh on a work surface with longest sides parallel to surface edge and smooth, lighter sides up. Spread each with 1/2 cup pesto. On each sheet, place half of cheese slices on two-thirds of pesto, leaving 2 in. uncovered at top edge for sealing. Cover cheese with arugula. Starting with bottom edge, roll up each lahvosh and press to seal edge, securing with toothpicks if needed.. Slice each roll into 1-in. pieces, remove toothpicks if used, and arrange on a platter. Makes about 32 pieces.
  • *Substitute 4 flour tortillas (10 in. wide).

Could you use a little inspiration for fast, healthy, and delicious lunches?  Get your own copies of Real Simple, Sunset, and Cooking Light magazines, and save $1.00 by getting your coupon at the Safeway just for U portal

BUT…don’t wait, the coupon is only good until August 30, 2013.


Pesto and Arugula Wrap



A wrap, fresh fruit, and a few multi-grain chips …lunch is done


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now if I could just get someone to come and make my lunch…


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