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Friday, January 24, 2014

5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials - Simple and Quick Lunches

This week I will be sharing with you our 5 days of Homeschooling Essentials. 

In case you missed it, here are Day 1Day 2Day 3, Day 4.

Our fifth Homeschooling Essential is Simple and Quick Lunches.

Most of the time, we eat lunch around 11:30 because my husband usually leaves for work at 12:00.  Simple and Quick lunches work well for us!  

Here are some simple and quick lunch ideas.  I'd love to hear any ideas you may have as well!

Lunch staples that I always try to have on hand include mayo, mustard, cheese, eggs, popcorn, chips or pretzels, bananas, apples, carrots, celery, fruit cups, applesauce, and cucumbers.

  • Leftovers - usually not enough for all of us
  • Sandwiches of any sort  - lunch meat, egg, grilled cheese, chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad, etc.
  • quesadillas
  • English muffin pizzas
  • varieties of soups
  • varieties of Chef boyardee 
  • lentils over tortilla chips
  • tacos
  • salads
  • hot dogs
  • rice cakes with peanut butter and raisins (believe it or not it is really tasty!)
  • eggs - hard boiled, sandwiches, salad, fried, omelets 
Another idea is to have the same thing for lunch every week or rotate 2 weeks of lunch items.  For instance:

Monday:  Omelets with ham and veggies 
Tuesday: Hot Dogs, chips, fruit
Wednesday:  tacos with fixings
Thursday: Deli Sandwiches, soup
Friday:  English Muffin Pizzas, cut veggies, fruit

or maybe...

Monday:  Egg day
Tuesday:  Sandwich Day
Wednesday:  Soup Day
Thursday: Chef Boyardee Day :)
Friday:  Pizza Day

The main thing that I try to do is keep our lunch staples on hand and then we can pick and choose what we would like for the day.  I definitely go with the KISS (keep it simple silly :) method when it comes to lunches!

A quick pinterest search will bring up many more ideas for you as well!

I know it sounds minimal but having lunch ideas ready and on hand can be a big time saver especially when you need to get back to school work after lunch!

I hope you have enjoyed our 5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials Series.  I have tried to think of things that have kept me sane during our homeschooling journey!

Don't forget to check out what my fellow crew members' Homeschooling Essentials are too!  Here are just a few to get you started.  Click on the banner below to see them all!

Marcy @ Ben and Me
Lisa @ Golden Grasses
Tess @ Circling Through This Life
Victoria @ Homemaking with Heart
Kayla @ The Arrowood Zoo
Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory
Deanna @ His Treasure Seekers
Beth @ Ozark Ramblings
Rebecca @ Raventhreads

5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials


  1. We do many of those. I also have a rotation. We have the same meals for the same days of the week. :-)

  2. We have more delays over lunchtime here, because the kids can't agree on what they want. *sigh* I keep forgetting about the English Muffin Pizzas - I'll have to add that into our list of choices!


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