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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Back 2 School

Hello all. Sorry I have been SO remiss on the blogging front. I'm not sure about you, but I was extremely busy over the summer break and it left very little time for blogging. I promise to put forth a much better effort from here on out!

The Fall will be bringing many changes. I'm super excited (and a little nervous) to be starting Junior High School this week. There are a lot of new learning experiences and opportunities for me there that I am really looking forward to. On the other hand, I do not share any classes with my friends from my old elementary school.  I tend to be a bit shy, and having to make new friends kind of intimidates me. I will just have to do my best and see what happens.

Going back to school, brings up something very important to a foodie like me: school lunches. As you can imagine, I am not entirely thrilled with  packing the same old peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day. I like to mix things up. Here's some Faith's A Foodie ideas and recommendations for a great school lunch:

* Tri-color tortellini salad with  an Italian vinaigrette dressing. This is one of my favorites. Fill it up with lots of red pepper, broccoli, black olives and tiny bits of pepperoni. Delicious, filling and nutritious. Love it.
*Sliced pita bread filled with a chunky apple and walnut chicken salad. YUM.
*Greek yogurt with granola and blueberries. Light and healthy.
And when the weather turns a bit colder- why not rock out your thermos with:
*+A nice butternut squash bisque and a big chunk of baguette on the side or
*Penne pasta with a hearty Bolognese sauce.

It's always fun to mix things up and get creative when it comes to school lunch. Repetition gets boring!  And remember, if it's not yum, don't eat some!

*+ Butternut squash bisque is my mom's favorite soup. I have a great homemade version I like to make for her. When the weather gets a little colder, I'll be posting it. :)