Surprise Your Kids This School Year with New Lunchbox Ideas


Cobb County home at Harrison Oaks The back to school madness has begun! From new wardrobes to school supply shopping, we understand that starting the school year can be a bit hectic. To make it a little easier, Traton Homes has found some tasty food ideas that will make filling those lunchboxes more exciting.

PB&J Apple Roll-Ups

These roll-ups give a traditional PB&J a little kick by adding an apple into the mix. All you need is two flour tortillas, two tablespoons of creamy peanut butter, four teaspoons of jam, one apple cut into wedges, one teaspoon of melted butter, two teaspoons of sugar and one-eighth teaspoon of ground cinnamon. You’ll want to make some for yourself, we promise. To make this tasty treat, microwave the tortillas for 10 seconds to soften. Spread each with a tablespoon of peanut butter and two teaspoons of jam. Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place two to three apple wedges down the center of each tortilla, and roll up. Move the rolls onto a baking sheet, and brush with melted butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small cup, and then sprinkle half of the mixture on top of each roll. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool and you are all set!

Kiddos Favorite Trail Mix

Trail mix can be made with many different ingredients, but we find that the kids love this recipe! It takes all of five minutes to make and can be saved to use throughout the week. This recipe calls for one cup of Cheerios toasted oat cereal, but feel free to use whatever flavor you prefer, one cup of goldfish crackers, one cup of cherry flavored dried cranberries, one cup of cashews or other favorite nut, one cup of miniature M&M’s chocolate candies, one cup of peanut butter chips and one cup of miniature pretzel twists. Mix everything together, and store in a sealed container in a dry and cool area.

Lunchbox Pizza Quesadillas

All we can say to this recipe is YUM. This recipe only needs four ingredients, and it’s easy! All you need is two, eight inch flour tortillas, three tablespoons of spaghetti sauce, one-fourth cup of shredded cheese and eight slices of pepperoni. To make the quesadillas, heat a non-stick skillet with cooking spray and when the pan is fairly hot, place one tortilla in the pan. Spread a few tablespoons of sauce onto the tortilla quickly to avoid browning the bottom of the tortilla. After the sauce is on the tortilla, add the pepperoni and then top with cheese. Top the tortilla with a second tortilla, and heat like a grilled cheese. Then, flip it over. After both sides are browned and the insides are melted, remove from pan and let cool. You can slice into one-fourths like a pizza and wrap in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Pack in the lunch box, and your kids can enjoy at lunch time!

After you jot down these ideas to make your child’s lunchbox as colorful and fun as their new clothes and school supplies, be sure to stop by our newest community in Marietta. Priced from the $460,000s, Harrison Oaks offers luxurious single-family homes and is located in the Cobb County school district where children will attend Due West Elementary School, Lost Mountain Middle School and Harrison High School. Stop by the community for a tour and ask about our closing costs bonus!

For more information on Cobb County homes at Harrison Oaks, contact, Amy Kessler, New Homes Specialist, at 678-873-9263 or visit www.TratonHomes.com.

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