Lunch Bento Box — A bento box-inspired meal is my go-to for my kids for both packed school lunch and lunch at home. It gives them a few different things to eat and mix-and-match together based on their favorite things. Here we’ve made sure to mix in protein using sliced turkey, a hard-boiled egg, and Arla Herbs & Spices cream cheese, which is free from artificial flavors and preservatives. Then, it’s topped off with a medley of fresh fruit and veggies. To make a bento box, you don’t need a special container – it’s simply about putting different things in small containers. For school, you can use silicone cupcake liners. But when staying in, make use of what you already have at home.
Dinner Casserole in a Jar — Layered like a parfait, these mini casseroles in a jar make eating your dinner extra fun! Each kid gets an individual jar that holds their entire meal. Layer mac-n-cheese (made with Arla Cheddar cheese and Original cream cheese), a layer of grilled chicken, and a layer of roasted veggies to cover all the food groups. Arla’s Original cream cheese is made from only four simple ingredients that you can recognize: cream, milk, salt and cheese culture, so you can feel good about feeding it to the whole family.
These meals are so simple, yet so fun, they are guaranteed to get eaten up in minutes (even by grown-ups)!
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