We shouldn’t need a reminder to celebrate the teachers in our lives. It’s something that should happen on a daily basis. Teachers shape us, prepare us for the future, spend their own money to fund projects, guide us on the pathway of learning and, quite often, change the course of our lives. I had such positive influences in my life, especially in high school.
We all want to fit in, be part of the popular crowd, and achieve great success. But, often, we don’t know how, may be painfully shy, or have outside issues that keep us from focusing on our education. My teachers most definitely saw potential in me that I could not, and for that I am forever grateful.
Take this opportunity with Teacher Appreciation Day and Week, to let those teachers in your lives know how important they. Breakfast in bed is always a good option, or you can get creative by hosting an appreciation lunch or dinner with some of my favorite lunch-box recipes.
Taco Truck Tuesday
Perfect for a busy night, this fun recipe uses leftover grilled chicken seasoned with Mexican seasoning, topped with white queso sauce and stuffed in a crisp skillet-griddled corn tortilla taco. Taco Tuesdays are anything but boring and a fun way to celebrate with a school-related theme. Recipe here.
Greek Bento Box Lunch
Our healthy Mediterranean-inspired bento box includes a grilled chicken and feta wrap, hummus dip, kalamata olives, crunchy pita chips and fresh grapes. Recipe here.
Checkerboard Peanut Butter and Jelly Lunch Box
This fun sandwich features creamy peanut butter and strawberry preserves layered on bite-size squares of wheat, white and pumpernickel bread arranged in a checkerboard pattern! Recipe here.
Back To School Bento Boxes
A Japanese tradition, The Bento Box remains the cornerstone of a healthy Eastern diet. The ratios of food groups are interpreted in many ways, but the Western adaptations usually aim for a smaller protein section, a smaller carb section, and the biggest section for vegetables. Ideas and video here.
From Guest Contributor Tracy Bush, this adorable recipe fits perfectly into lunch boxes or can be made as a fun treat for any time of the day. Go on, let the kid in you come out and play! Recipe here.