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Gillian Fein
@lalalunchbox
NYC
Maker of family meal planning apps. Lunch packer, food lover, mama of 3.

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Leftover Pancake Lunch
September makes me feel like a crazy person every year. You too? I struggle to get into the swing of things. I forgot to take pics of the lunches I packed last night, so today I'm showing you two lunches from earlier in the week that I forgot to post! My 2nd grader and my kindergartener both chose pancakes, grapes and roasted chick peas, but they like different fruits and veggies so that's where the crossover ends.
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Top 8 Allergy-safe Rainbow Lunch
A rainbow lunch for this gal today. Guacamole with crackers, cukes and carrots, red peppers, blueberries, prosciutto and some grapefruit gummies.
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Pasta With Meat Sauce
Our Top 8 Allergy Safe Lunch series continues! Today's lunch is #glutenfree pasta with quick meat sauce, plus salad, strawberries, apple and some #top8free gummy bears. Today we've made the Gluten Free bundle inside of the LaLa Lunchbox app free to download - something we've never done before. Download the LaLa Lunchbox app free via iTunes and then grab the gluten free library while you can!
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A sharpie and a few fun toothpicks transformed this into a Halloween lunch. πŸŽƒ Today we’ve got an egg roll up with garlic naan, with yogurt, blueberries, plum, clementine, strawberries and a couple of cookies. I am ridiculously happy that it’s Friday. How about you? I’m going apple picking this weekend and cannot wait! 🍎😍🍎😍 . . . . . . . #lalalunchbox #lunchboxkickstart #feedfeedschoollunch #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #poweryourlunchbox #halloweenlunch #bentoparty
Tonight's dinner experiment was a huge hit! 😍 It's fettuccini with garlic, lemon, evoo and parsley, made creamy with the addition of egg. Here's what I used: 4 cloves garlic, 1/3 cup really fruity evoo, zest and juice of 2 lemons, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 large eggs, 2 egg yolks and 1 bunch fresh chopped parsley. πŸŒ±πŸ‹ I sautΓ©ed the chopped garlic while the pasta was cooking. After a few minutes, I added the lemon and salt. Before draining the pasta, I reserved 1/2 cup of the liquid. I added that to my pan with the garlic and lemon and then added the pasta on medium low heat. When everything was nicely combined, I added the eggs and turned the heat to low, stirring continuously. The eggs started to scramble - which I didn't want - but it happens. I removed from the heat and added the parsley. This was deliciously satisfying and I'm super happy to report that all three of my kids loved it! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Next time I might try it with added roasted Brussels sprouts. πŸ’š Side note: Shout out to my friend @casey2cook who refers to Thursday as 'Friday Junior.' Brilliant. πŸ’₯ Hope you all had an awesome Friday Junior! πŸ˜‚ # . . . . . . . #lalalunchbox #pasta #simpledinner #healthykids #vegetarian #feedfeed #heresmyfood #KSgram
It's hard to get back into the groove after a weekend away. 😱 But it's Monday, and that means 3 packed lunches for my crew. Today my big kid is having avocado sushi, grapes, chick peas and some popcorn chips. πŸ’• It feels a lot like fall today here, and I'm making #glutenfree sweet potato banana bread. Will post the recipe soon! 😘 # . . . . . . . #lalalunchbox #lunchboxkickstart #vegan #vegetarianlunch #poweryourlunchbox #feedfeedschoollunch #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #bentoparty #yumbox
Halloween is coming! Did you hear me? πŸ‘‚πŸ»πŸ˜‚πŸ‘‚πŸ»πŸ˜‚ So, the nose came back ripped and sadly not reusable. Hoping this ear makes it back in one piece. Ravioli today, with Asian pear, green beans, berries and a chocolate quinoa cluster. And a fun riddle to keep things interesting. 😁 We're almost at the weekend! This has been a loooooong week. # . . . . . . . #lalalunchbox #lunchboxkickstart #halloweenlunch #feedfeedschoollunch #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #poweryourlunchbox @produceforkids #eattherainbow #bentoparty
I pack 3 lunches every night and I swear, it keeps me sane. 😊 I know some of you are diehard morning packers and all I can say is: more power to you! 🌟 I just cannot fathom adding one more thing to my to-do list before the day gets going. 🌞 Tomorrow, my big kid is having leftover pasta with pancetta, sage and chard, with pea shoots, plum, strawberries, popcorn chips and sunflower seed cookies. πŸ˜‹ It's been a long day. I'm looking forward to getting into sweats and unwinding. Wishing you a good night's sleep and a lovely Wednesday! 😘 # . . . . . . . #lalalunchbox #lunchboxkickstart #backtoschool #schoollunch #feedfeedschoollunch #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #bentoparty @bentoparty #poweryourlunchbox
Hello, October! ❀️ It's a bright, crisp, beautiful fall morning and we're listening to the Beatles Channel and singing at the top of our lungs. πŸ‚πŸ 😍🍐🍎πŸ₯‘πŸ“ # Wishing you a beautiful Sunday. Did you remember to say Rabbit Rabbit? πŸ‡πŸ° # . . . . . . . #lalalunchbox #fruitplatter #heresmyfood @food #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @produceforkids #healthykids #eattherainbow
The beginning of a new school year is sometimes accompanied by colds and coughs. And that, my friends, is where chicken soup comes in! ❀️ I made a big old pot of it yesterday and my kindergartener is having leftovers for lunch. This morning, I poured boiling water into the thermos of this Omiebox and let that sit for a few minutes while I heated up the soup. When the soup was nice and hot, I poured out the water and poured the soup into the container. It'll be nice and warm for her at lunchtime. πŸ˜‹ It feels like fall here today and I'm really happy that it's Friday. Wishing you a lovely day! 😘 # . . . . . . . #lalalunchbox #lunchboxkickstart #feedfeedschoollunch #backtoschool #feedfeed #schoollunch #chickensoup #healthykids #poweryourlunchbox