Top 10 School Lunch Items to Keep on Hand

* Nut butters (almond, peanut and sunflower are great choices)
* Cream Cheese
* Cheddar, mozzarella or your favorite cheese (sticks, bricks, shredded or slices)
* Pesto (goes great with pasta, rice, quinoa, as a sandwich spread or to make an Egg Pesto Melt)
* Pasta (a variety of shapes like ziti, macaroni, rotini or more)
* Bananas (to eat on their own, sliced and added with honey and nut butter on a sandwich or added to Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies)
* Baby carrots, sugar snap peas, cucumbers or any of your child's favorite veggies
* Dehydrated, freeze dried or dried fruit
* Yogurt
* Bread (bagels, english muffins, tortillas or your favorite sandwich bread)

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.