Slice a Jumbo California Cantaloupe in half and hollow out. Slice the cantaloupe you hollowed out and dice up into small bite size pieces. Chop up and add your favorite fruits to all go inside your Cantaloupe Fruit Bowl. Try adding Cottage Cheese in with your fruit.
Use a Mason Jar to carry your snack. Instead of going through having to pack a container of yogurt, granola, and your fresh fruits…why not pack it all up in a jar together? This is a great time savor for when you’re on your actual break. You won’t have to take the time to open each container and mix everything together, you’ve already done all the work. It’s also convenient if you’re short on space, its just in one tiny jar (or a large one if you prefer). We layered our Granola and the bottom, then poured in the Yogurt and added the berries last. It was easy to eat out of and tasted delicious!
Make your own Pizza Roll ups for an easy and fun lunch to pack for the kids. Lay down a Mission Burrito Tortilla wrap and spread some Pizza Sauce evenly onto the wrap. Sprinkle your favorite variety of Borden Shredded Cheese and lay a few slices of Margherita Sliced Sandwich Pepperoni on top. Try adding some Fresh Escarole into your Pizza Rolls for something a little different. Pop in the microwave for roughly a minute, or until the cheese has melted. Roll your Tortilla Wrap and slice diagonally to pack into the kids lunchboxes or your brown bag.
We came across a pretty ingenious way to keep your food cool by using just some soap, a plastic Ziploc bag and food coloring. Take a Mason Jar and wrap your plastic bag around the lip of the jar so it can stay open as you pour the soap into the bag. Grab some Liquid Dish Soap and squeeze into the plastic bag. Fill it up as much as you want, or course you want to leave some room at the top of the bag so don’t fill it completely. Then take some food coloring and pour a few drops into the bag. Carefully remove the bag from the Mason Jar and shut it tight, releasing ALL of the air from the bag (make sure its locked up good!) Then just shake it around to mix the soap and food dye together. Once the soap has turned the desired color, pop it in the freezer. Remember however you place it in the freezer is the shape it will take. So if you want to have a flat Ice Pack, simply lay it down flat in the freezer. If you’re going to use the ice pack to keep something in the shape of a cup cool, then you may want to wrap it around a jar before freezing. Let it harden and place it inside the kids’ lunchboxes to keep their food cold. We use the food dye to know which ice pack belongs to whom. Have the kids pick out their favorite color so they know which one is theirs. You can keep on reusing them as long as the plastic bag holds up. If you’re concerned it’ll break, just wrap another bag right over it.