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Baby Mama Banana Bread

By popular request, here's is my recipe for making easy and delicious banana bread that will be a big hit in any lunch box.

I Lunch Box Banana Breadusually toss all my uneaten over-ripe bananas into the freezer... as is, skin and all. Place frozen bananas (still with skin) on cookie sheet  and put in oven at 350* and roast for 45-60 minutes. Let cool. Carefully remove the skins and squeeze the mushy... Read more

When Homework Stresses Parents as Well as Students

Educators and parents have long been concerned about students stressed by homework loads,
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but a small research study asked questions recently about homework and anxiety of a different group: parents. The results were unsurprising. While we may have already learned long division and let the Magna Carta fade into memory, parents report that their children’s homework causes family stress and tension — particularly when additional factors surrounding the homework come into play... Read more

Lunch Ideas for Those Hard at Work in the Office

It can be difficult to focus amid the hubbub of office life and actually, you know, get things done.
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Whether it’s the incessant bleeping of those companywide emails warning about a mouse sighting or someone leaving their phone in the 5th floor loos, or the printer breaking, not getting distracted is quite hard. Unsurprising, then, that many people choose to come in early to get a headstart before it all kicks off. Multi-taskers that they are, these early birds tend to breakfast al desko. So here’s a few homemade... Read more

America's Fascination with the School Lunchbox

Do you remember your favorite school lunchbox? It may have featured an image of your favorite cartoon character, band, movie or TV show. (Mine was a 1978 "Muppet Show" lunchbox with a Kermit the Frog thermos inside it.)
The lunchbox
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has been a key accessory for American schoolkids for more than 60 years, according to Peter Liebhold, a curator with the National Museum of American History. It's an American status symbol, too. "Today, if you travel to Target, Walmart or other back-to-school retailers, you will see kids and parents constructing their identity through lunchboxes (as well as clothes, backpacks and binders)," Liebhold noted in an e-mail.
The lunchbox as we know it can be traced back to... Read more

3 New Ways to Find a Healthy Lunch, Fast

Sandwiched (lunch pun!) right in the middle of the work day and easily neglected, making a decision for lunch has long been an ongoing problem. 3 New Ways to Find a Healthy Lunch, FastMore and more workplaces are offering fully stocked kitchens to employees, but the variety of snack options are often no healthier than the greasy takeout options outside of the office. And spending nights prepping packed lunches that will magically stay fresh by the next day? Well, let’s just say that if you were able to accomplish everything on your Pinterest board, you’d likely be hanging poolside with Gwyneth planning the next edition of Goop—instead of constantly polling your coworkers on G-chat for mid-day meal options.

But lately, there's been some cutting-edge developments in accessible, healthy meals. These are the three that we are keeping an eye on and can't wait to try out... Read more

US Students Promoting Cooking and Healthy Eating

Need some creative cooking inspiration, or a few new healthy lunch recipes?

Some talented elementary school kids have you covered.

US Students Promoting Cooking and Healthy LunchThat's thanks to a nationwide recipe challenge for US students that promoted cooking and healthy eating. The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, part of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative, selected winners for original recipes that include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy. The 56 kids represent all 50 US states, five US territories and Washington, DC. Read more...

Today's Inspiration: Exercise To Relieve Stress

Exercise to relieve stress, improves memory, sleep better, and boost your mood.

Exercise to Relieve Stress

Today's Inspiration: Make Long Lasting Healthy Changes

Make Long Lasting Healthy Changes That Actually Work

Make Long Lasting Healthy Changes

Mother Turns Her Sons School Lunch Bags Into Works of Art

A mom from Canada decided that sending her children to school with their lunches in brown paper bags was simply too boring. So forty-year-old Jenn Aguilar, from Calgary in Alberta, decided to spice things up a little by using her sons' lunch bags as a canvas from which to show them her love.

NTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Lunch Boxow, Kale, aged 14, and Konnor, who is 12, carry their food to school each day in lunch bags covered in color, with personalized cartoon characters drawn by their mom. Jenn draws everything from cartoon characters to regular objects, all with a side of humor and signing off each bag with a heart and the word 'Mom'. Read more...

Today's Inspiration: Take Care of Your Body

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.

Take Care of Your Body

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