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This week is my kids’ first week back at school after summer vacation and it’s been a whirlwind! They are both in high school now and life seems to have gotten even busier. It seems as though we got into a bit of a rut over the summer with lunches so the start of a new school year is a great time for some new lunchbox inspiration. That’s why I’m excited to be partnering again with Produce For Kids this fall for their Power Your Lunchbox Promise® campaign and sharing this Buffalo Chicken Pinwheel recipe.
With each new campaign roll out, they add more and more recipes to their website that not only include lunchbox ideas but also after school snack and easy weeknight dinner ideas too for all those busy school days. My kids both have extracurricular activities after school so having filling, nutritious meals is key for us!
When you make the Power Your Lunchbox Promise® by September 23, 2018, you’ll receive 70+ healthy lunchbox ideas, money-saving couplns and a chance to win a prize pack from Ninja Kitchen. But even better, for every online pledge taken from now through September 23, 2018, lunchbox-friendly companies supporting Power Your Lunchbox Promise® will donate $1 to Feeding America® programs that support families and children which helps provide 11 meals through local member food banks.
The Power Your Lunchbox Promise campaign gives families the resources to fuel their kids throughout the day with nutritious, produce-inspired lunches while giving back to families in need. During the 2017-2018 school year, they were able to donate nearly 450,000 meals* to families in need through Feeding America® thanks to people like you.
TEACHERS & DIETITIANS, YOUR PROMISE IS A CHANCE TO WIN!
Classrooms across the country can also take advantage of the wonderful resources for teachers in grades K-5 that include fun, free nutrition-focused downloadable lesson plans, certificates for their students and take-home materials for families. Plus, every classroom that makes the promise will be entered to win a Water Garden or Mushroom Farms from Back to the Roots. You can get more information and download the free printables by clicking here.
Dietitians can encourage clients to make the promise! By doing so, you’ll be entered to win a $100 AMEX card. For access to the free printables and resources and enter for your chance to win, you can click here.
RECIPE FEATURE: Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels
My family LOVES anything with buffalo chicken. They have a favorite chicken and pasta dish that we’ve tried at a local restaurant that I hope to recreate some day. Because of their love for all things Buffalo chicken, I was so glad to see this recipe for Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels on the Power Your Lunchbox website. With only five ingredients they are SUPER simple to make and so easy to add to a lunch box or even have as an after school snack (remember, I have busy, hungry teenagers!) Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels are bite-sized and easy to pack for lunch. Best of all, with only a handful of ingredients, the filling can be made in advance and the pinwheels assembled the night before or in the morning.
I’m sharing the recipe for Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels here just to give you a glimpse of all the delicious recipe ideas you’ll find on the Power Your Lunchbox website.
Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels
- 8 ounces chicken breast cooked, shredded
- 1 tablespoon buffalo sauce
- 2 tablespoons Ranch dressing divided
- 1 tablespoon carrots shredded
- 2 flour tortillas 8-inch
- In a small, bowl, mix chicken, buffalo sauce, 1 tablespoon ranch dressing and carrots. Divide the mixture between the two tortillas. Roll up and cut into pinwheels.
NEED MORE LUNCHBOX PACKING TIPS?
If you’re looking for ways to help make the lunchbox packing process easier, be sure to check out the Healthy Family Project podcast! I’m the guest on Episode #7 where we talk all things Lunchbox Meal Prep! You can get more information and listen to the episode by clicking here.
The Healthy Family Project podcast conversations cover hot topics in the world of health, food and family with a dose of fun. Helping families ease their way into a new fresh and healthy world. Brought to you by Produce for Kids. Be on the lookout for new bi-weekly episodes and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or your favorite podcasting site. If you like an episode, make sure to leave a rating and comment.
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We love seeing what you pack! Show us your healthy lunchboxes using the hashtag #PowerYourLunchbox on Twitter and Instagram to be featured on Produce For Kids.
*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks. Power Your Lunchbox will donate $1 for every promise made (Aug. 6 – Sept. 23, 2018) up to $40,000.
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