5 Healthy Lunch Ideas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 21, 2014

Whether you’re eating lunch at home or brown-bagging it at the office, lunch is one of those times when people often turn to convenience foods and end up making unhealthy choices. Below are five tips for how to eat healthy, budget friendly lunches, without spending forever packing them every morning. 1. Build Your Own Salad […]


Today is national π Pi Day! And, how can we celebrate Pi Day without PIES?!  Enjoy some of our favorite pie recipes for breakfast, lunch & dinner, and of course, dessert! Breakfast “Pies” Pumpkin Pie French Toast Egg Pie (aka Roasted Poblano Pepper Quiche) Lunch & Dinner Pies 15 Bean Pot Pie Shepherd’s Pie Sausage […]


Lunchbox Inspiration: Lunchbox Prep Sessions

by Dana S on September 17, 2013

Whew! Anyone else overwhelmed with the busyness of the school year? Sports, club meetings, fundraisers, and more papers than I can handle. After a few rough mornings of barely getting lunch made in time, I have started a new routine. Sunday night lunchbox prep sessions! Every Sunday night, I have been spending one hour prepping […]


Lunch packing at 6:30 in the morning may very well be the bain of my existence. It’s hard. Despite my best efforts to stay organized, keep lunchboxes in their place, keep the containers all together, something is always in the wrong place. #TpyeAproblems But, as you can see above, I found a strategy that seems […]


Back to School Baking Day

by Dana S on August 20, 2013

It is that back to school time again! This year, I’ve got two little ones in school this year. That means double the lunches to pack! Add a new baby and chaos will ensue without a plan. So yesterday I took time to have a baking day to fill my freezer with healthy, homemade baked […]


Zesty Egg Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 5, 2013

I <3 egg salad. I really, really <3 egg salad. (I wish that I could include a cute little puffy, pounding heart…because I really like and love egg salad.) If I’m not having a green salad for lunch, chances are I’m having egg salad, on a sandwich or with pita chips. Well, I recently gave […]


Are you getting ready for the hustle and bustle of back to school shopping and lunchbox planning? This year we want to say good bye to boring lunches and hello to new, healthy and flavorful meals! Back to school lunches do not need to just be packed in baggies and brown bags. There are so […]


Easy Picnic Lunch Ideas for Kids

by Dana S on July 2, 2013

Summer is here! A perfect time to get outside with the kids and have a picnic! Here are a bunch of inexpensive, healthy lunch ideas to keep you inspired to pack many picnics this summer. Proteins Hard Boiled Eggs- I always peel these before we go to minimize the mess! Sandwiches- Peanut Butter and Jelly, […]

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Baja-Cali Black Bean Salad

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 3, 2013

So this was my lunch yesterday and today. And I’m thinking about whipping up another bowlful this weekend to serve with some yummy grilled chicken (if it warms back up enough to be pleasant for eating outdoors! Brr!). And whipping up is probably not the best verb here…because there is no whipping involved. Just stirring […]


Fried Egg Caesar Salad.

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 3, 2013

It’s been an honor and pleasure being a part of the Darling Dozen. I love working together with other bloggers and companies to bring fun and new recipes for you to try in your kitchen.  Safest Choice Eggs asked me to come up with a recipe that incorporates egg with salad. I went through a […]

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