Cute Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Kids

Easy Luncboxes for packing healthy meals on the go. - thesimplehive.com

This is an exciting day at the hive! Our Easy Lunch Boxes have arrived!! Woohoo!

You might have thought that I was about to tell you we won the lottery or something wonderfully fabulous like that.

It feels like I did!

And let me tell you why.

I feed Honeybee about a billion times a day. And I’m tired.

Since we deal with food allergies, anytime we must be away from home, we pack a cooler with drinks and snacks. There is no such convenience as fast food for us. That has turned out to be a very positive influence in the foods we eat and our overall health. Easy Lunchboxes are easy to load with a Sunbutter and jelly sandwich on Udi’s gluten-free bread. Throw in some carrot sticks and fruit and we have lunch!

Another reason I need to simplify lunches is that the girls will begin Classical Conversations coop classes next week where I will be a tutor and we will all need lunches that are easy to pack and that we can throw in a cooler as we zoom out the door while rubbing the sleep from our eyes.

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Easy Homemade Corn Tortillas

Gluten-free and vegan corn tortillas.  An easy recipe to make with kids. - thesimplehive.com

 

Here at the hive, we encourage kids to help in the kitchen.  From a home educator point of view, cooking helps kids gain confidence while practicing life skills.  From a busy mom point of view, cooking with kids gears them up for cooking my meals and serving me breakfast in bed.

I can dream.

The older kids have figured out my motives, but Baby Honeybee is still young enough to think it’s all kinds of fun to be in the kitchen.  Do not tell her of my plans, please.

In my defense, the people who live in this house think they must eat everyday.  We I spend much of my day in the kitchen.  When the opportunity arises to have a helper, I grab it!

This is one of those times.  Corn tortillas are so easy a child can make them, so she did!

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Vegan Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

#glutenfree and #vegan recipe for healthy and delicious triple chocolate cookies.  Only 5 ingredients! - thesimplehive.com

As simple as this recipe is, I can’t believe it’s so delicious!  I had to eat two just to be sure I wasn’t mistaken.  Maybe I should eat another just to be completely sure of its deliciousness.  I do what I can to ensure honest evaluations.  I’m here for you!

This recipe happened because the girls and I needed a little chocolate to push through our day.  Homeschooling can be hard, folks!

This was a perfect way to integrate life skills into our day.  The recipe is so simple, even a five-year old can do it and she did!  I have found that my little picky eater is more likely to eat the foods she helps make.  Get the kids in the kitchen and make these healthy chocolate cookies.

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Cooking with Kids: Chapati Indian Flatbread

 

 

Cooking with Kids: Chipati Indian Flatbread

In many families in which parents educate their children at home, cooking is interwoven seamlessly into the school day. Math, reading, science and critical thinking skills are cultivated and honed through measuring, reading recipes, baking and substituting ingredients. Children becomes great home cooks at an early age and learn to clean up after themselves and appreciate their parents who loving provide them with food on the table and a roof over their heads.

Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?

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