Category Archives: lunch

Taste Test Tuesday: ‘Lunchables with Smoothies’

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! Thanks for stopping in the kitchen today. It’s National Back to School Day and we’re going to celebrate with two lunch ideas for your kids. Kraft Foods has added smoothies to their Lunchables line. Check them out.

Lunchables with Smoothies

  

Kraft does an amazing job with helping us feed the kids in our lives. Their Lunchables line has increased through out the years to include, Capri Suns, water, Kool-Aid, pizza and chicken nuggets. Well now they have added smoothies to their Lunchable meals. We had the opportunity to taste all three meals, the kids and adults loved them. Parents said it would be so easy to just grab the Lunchables box from the refrigerator for their kids lunch or even a snack.

Turkey and Cheddar Sub Sandwich

  • Oven roasted turkey breast with Kraft Cheddar cheese, on a whole grain sub roll.
  • Kraft Fat Free Mayo
  • Double Stuff Oreos
  • Chiquita Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Chicken Strips

  • Oscar Meyer chicken strips with ketchup
  • Double Stuff Oreos
  • Chiquita Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Deep Dish Pizza with Pepperoni

  • Kraft Mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce and pepperoni (made with beef, pork and chicken) on a whole grain deep dish crust.
  • Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies
  • Chiquita Strawberry Banana Smoothie

We hope you get a chance to check these out. Check out the coupon button here on the blog, you just may find a coupon for the Lunchables.

As always we appreciate all your support, feel free to send us your feedback. If you see a product that you would like us to try please let us know. Or, if you know of someone who has a food or kitchen item that you would like us to feature contact us. We welcome Independent Consultants of Direct Selling companies.

Until next time…


Meal Planning Services are here!

Happy Monday, we hope you all had a pleasant weekend. It’s not usual that you receive a post from us on a Monday but today we have an announcement to make. We’ve been talking about this for a few weeks now, tweets have gone out and snippets posted on our last few blog posts. Well the time has come and many of you have asked when we would start this new program. Here it is!!

Southern Roots Kitchen will now be offering meal planning services. We are here to help you organize meals, try something new, or even spruce up some of your favorites.

Do you find yourself going to the grocery store mid-week searching for something to eat?

Searching for something new to eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner?

Looking to change your eating habits, but not sure where to start?

Have an event to plan and not sure what to serve your guests?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions then Southern Roots Kitchen can help you with your dilemma.


How much does the meal plan cost?
Weekly subscriptions are $9.00
Monthly subscriptions are $25.00
Special Occasion menus start at $15.00

Pay in full before your follow up consultation and receive $1.00 off your subscription.

What do I get in my meal plan?
Shopping List
Recipes and meal options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack.
2 dessert recipes a week

Ready to get started? Have additional questions? Contact Kimberlee at southernrootskitchen [at] gmail [dot] com


Foodie Friday: Quick Lunches

As we all know there is not much time in the morning to pick out something for lunch. There is barely enough time in the evening to fix dinner, never mind trying to create something for lunch too. For those of us that don’t always have left overs available for lunch the next day, here are some ideas for you.

1. Chicken Salad sandwich –  Mix together chopped leftover chicken, mayo or your favorite salad dressing, celery, pickles or relish. Maybe a few chopped onions, grapes or some nuts for a crunch. Place is on a croissant, sandwich bread, in a pita, on flat bread, etc.

2. Pasta Salad – cooked pasta, veggies, cheese (shredded or cubed), add in some Italian dressing or try tuna and mayo. Enjoy with cracks, or pita bread.

3. Peanut Butter and Jelly/Fluff – Yes, that’s right I said Fluff. Remember that gooey Marshmallow goodness. Crunchy or Creamy Peanut Butter with some jelly (grape, strawberry, mixed fruit) always brings you back to your childhood.

4. Quesadillas – Flour tortillas, with shredded cheddar, pepper jack, or mozzarella cheese, left over chicken or steak. Make the quesadilla then put it in the microwave for 30 seconds on High and you have your lunch. Pair it with some salsa and sour cream on the side.

5. Chili & Cornbread – Got cornbread left from Sunday dinner? Grab a slice to accompany a can of chili. Sprinkle some shredded cheese, chopped onions or sour cream on top.

6. Cesar salad Pockets – Grab a bag of Cesar salad mix. Make the salad then stuff it inside a pita pocket.

7. Turkey Roll-Ups – Spread mayo, salad dressing or cream cheese on the tortilla, add turkey then roll up and enjoy. You can switch out the turkey for another meat or just veggies.

8. Deli Plate – Grab some grapes, slices of cheese (or cubed), crackers, slices of chicken, turkey or ham, celery and carrots. Cream cheese, ranch dressing, and peanut butter make great dipping sauces.

9. Fruit Salad & Yogurt – Strawberries, blueberries, honey dew melon, cantaloupe, grapes, mangoes, oranges, etc. Pair that with a cup of yogurt, add some nuts or granola for a healthy treat.

10. Open-Faced Sandwich – bagels or english muffins topped with cream cheese, smoked salmon, turkey, ham, roast beef; hummus topped with spinach leaves and cucumbers; tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni, heat in microwave until cheese melts and you have pizza.

These were just 10 quick lunch ideas. Stay tuned because I will definitely be offering more.