Goodbye summer, we’ve had a ball. We’ve enjoyed your long days, warm nights, delicious fruits and vegetables, and especially the extra time you’ve given us to spend enjoying our children. We’ll miss you.
But back-to-school we go, and into a new year full of learning, fun and surprises. With school comes for many of us, the dreaded lunch box planning. Monotony can (and usually does) become an issue around school lunches at our house. I am constantly trying to invent new ideas for inspired lunches and find myself in need of new ideas throughout the year.
This week Out of the Box Food will be hosting a Lunch box Idea Share and Giveaway to kick off the school year. Though fresh new lunch box ideas will be a reward for all of us, one lucky reader will receive a prize provided by Applegate Farms, a producer of high quality natural and organic hot dogs, bacon, sausages, deli meats and cheese. I have been a loyal consumer of Applegate products for quite some time. Their hot dogs and deli meats are “uncured”, meaning they cure them with celery juice and sea salt as opposed to the dangerous sodium nitrites and nitrates. They are also free of antibiotics, hormones, artificial colors and flavors. In my humble opinion, they are a great product and I am happy to serve them to my family. (All opinions stated are strictly opinions of Out of the Box Food and not paid for, or supported by any outside sources)
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER. THANK YOU FOR ENTERING.
THE GIVEAWAY! – But we can never have too many great ideas for our lunch boxes, so by sharing your fun, imaginative lunch box ideas in the comment field below, you will be entered to win an Applegate coupon package consisting of 3 free product coupons (worth up to $30.00) and $10.00 worth of $1.00 off discount coupons…that’s a package totaling $40.00! In addition, many of the lunch box ideas submitted will be posted on our Lunch Box Loop – Healthy Lunch Box Ideas page for parents to reference throughout the school year.
Simply share your healthy lunch box foods or ideas in the comment field below and you’ll be entered to win – Enter as many ideas as you’d like. Want to earn EVEN MORE entries? Here’s how:
Please note: You must make a separate comment for every ENTRY
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That’s seven ways to enter and unlimited chances to win!! The more you participate, the better your chances! Don’t forget you must comment a separate time for every entry since each comment will be assigned a number for a chance to win. Already “liked” us on our Facebook page or are a Subscriber? That counts too…just let us know in the comment field. Contest ends Saturday September 10, 2011 at 11:59 pm PST and winner will be selected by Random.org. Winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn. (By submitting a lunch box idea below, you agree to allow Out of the Box Food to post your idea on the Lunch Box Loop – Healthy Lunch Box Ideas page, with credit given to person submitting.)
Need some inspiration?
Out of the Box Food collects and creates lunch box ideas to help when we’re all stuck and is proud to share them on our Lunch Box Loop – Healthy Lunch Box Ideas Page. We’ve also been watching other blogs and websites over the last couple weeks and have found lots of great ideas & products for back-to-school lunches. I hope some of these ideas inspire fresh ideas in your kitchens:
I can’t wait to be inspired by all your lunch box ideas for back-to-school! Get those ideas in! Until next week…
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