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Back to School with Our Cool Food Panel

Summer is over and the kids are heading back to school. As always, it’s crunch time for creative breakfast ideas, fun lunchbox meals and delicious family dinners. Back to school also can mean meals on-the-go or very little time to cook. Take time to cook ahead so that you can heat and eat and spend more time with your families during this busy season. Our Cool Food Panelists are more than prepared for you and your kiddos to head back to school.

Dino themed lunchbox

Why Your Kid Should be a Lunch Packer

There are many benefits to packing your child’s lunch or allowing them to pack it (with your guidance.) Not only do you get the opportunity to educate them on healthy food choices, you get to select wholesome and nutritious options that have the best chance of getting eaten. While the school lunch menu is designed to be well-balanced and nutritious, your child won’t benefit if they don’t like and won’t eat some of the items. Kids are more likely to eat foods they help choose.[1]

Tuna Melt Panini

Eat your Heart Out with Sandwiches and Paninis

Did you know that August marks National Sandwich Month and National Panini Month? People in the United States eat an estimated 300 million sandwiches every day — that averages to about one a day for every American[1]Nearly 60% of adults pack a sandwich for lunch at least once a week, and nearly 70% of parents pack a sandwich for a child’s lunch at least once a week[2].

Land O'Lakes Lunchbox Surprise Sandwich

Lunchbox Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Now that Labor Day weekend has come and gone, it’s time to embrace the school season as fall will be here before we know it. Besides breakfasts and after school snacks, another important meal you can’t forget about is lunch. Light up your kids’ faces by taking their lunchbox to the next level with these simple and fun recipes!

Fruit and Waffle Pizzas

School is in Session

Now that kids are back in school and spending five days away from home for most of the day, parents have to keep quick and satisfying breakfast and lunch options at the ready. Since many kids eat breakfast at home or on the go and consume lunch at school (whether purchased or from a brown bag), the struggle is real, especially when planning and preparing two meals a day for five days a week. That’s 10 meals a week per child and doesn’t even count dinner! But, don’t worry because we’ve got you covered with a range of options for breakfast and lunch.

Crab Salad Sandwich

We Salute the Sandwich (and Panini)!

Sandwiches are classic, versatile and outrageously delicious. Lucky for us, August is National Sandwich Month and National Panini Month, and we are excited to celebrate! It’s said that people in the U.S. eat an estimated 300 million sandwiches every day. That’s one for every single American[1]! It’s a heck of a lot of sandwiches, but Americans are onto something here, since nothing can compare to taking a big bite out of your favorite sandwich.

Philly Style Steak & Cheese Panini

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread—National Sandwich Month!

With back-to-school time just around the corner, all we can think about is the quintessential lunch item, SANDWICHES! From a child sinking their teeth into a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, to deli fanatics craving a pastrami on rye and an all-American classic cheesesteak loved by all in Philadelphia, we can’t think of anyone who can resist one of the most popular foods worldwide.[1] Not only are sandwiches completely customizable, but they come in countless variations and have been around for centuries.

Breakfast Pizza Fore Dad

Father’s Day Festivities Full of Food, Fun & Family

Throughout the year, specific days are chosen to celebrate the ones we love. Mothers receive recognition in May, but June is all about dads. In most countries, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June (this year falls on June 15), but in Spain and Portugal, fathers are honored on March 19 and in Australia, they celebrate the first Sunday in September.[1] No matter which country you live in, all fathers deserve their special day of appreciation!

Cheesy Texas Toast Grilled Cheese

All-American Cheesy Creations for Grilled Cheese Month

A childhood favorite. Mom approved. An all-American food. The classic ooey-gooey sandwich. What do all of these have in common? The answer is, they describe a grilled cheese sandwich. Perfect for fulfilling that need for a quick and easy lunch or end-of-a-long-day comfort food.

And what better timing to eat one than to celebrate on National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day on April 12! If one day wasn’t enough, this fan favorite gives you 30 days to chow down on a cheesy deliciousness meal.