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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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My Recipes
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.
Recipe
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.
Recipe
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!
Recipe
In honor of National Cookie Day, I’m keeping it simple. The recipe for these butter cookies (affectionately called Fannies, for my great, great aunt) has been in my family for a century❣️and has just 7 ingredients. I am a cookie lover and these are some of my favorites of all time. Want the recipe? 💕😋. . Fannies (Butter cookies) 1/2 pound unsalted butter 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour (I use Bob’s unbleached) 2 large egg yolks 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract jam, preserves or lekvar (about 1/2 cup) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer set at medium speed. When the mixture is well blended, beat in the flour, egg yolks, salt and vanilla extract. Mix until the dough is a uniform color. Take off small pieces of dough and shape them into balls about 1-inch in diameter. Flatten the balls and press the center to make an indentation. Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet leaving a small amount of space between each cookie. Fill the indentation with jam, preserves or lekvar. Bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Makes about 60 . . . . . . . #lalalunchbox #feedfeed #bobsredmill #contest #nationalcookieday #cookies #indulgences @thefeedfeed @bobsredmill
I am hosting my 7 year old’s first sleepover tonight and my kids have been busily planning out the details all week. 💕 They’ve got the games and the menus all set (fruit platters are included), but they haven’t decided whether to watch a movie. Any recommendations? 😊. . Happy Saturday, friends! 😘 . . . . . . . #lalalunchbox #fruitplatter #eatmorefruit #heresmyfood #feedfeed #feedfeedvegan #produceforkids
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 🧡🦃🍁. . There’s so much I am grateful for... loving family, dear friends, plentiful food, sunny skies and all of you warm supportive Instafriends. 🤗😘. . Wishing you and yours all the best! 🌈. . . . . . . . #lalalunchbox #thanksgivingfood #thanksgiving #platter #eattherainbow #healthykids #heresmyfood #feedfeed #bravotopchef #poweryourthanksgiving #beautifulcuisines #thenewhealthy #plasticfreefoodie #huffposttaste #farmtotable #happythanksgiving #tastingtable
The pre-feast rainbow feast! 🌈. . This one is for the kiddos to snack on later while the kitchen is buzzing with Thanksgiving preparations... 🦃🍽. . Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. 🧡 And for those not celebrating today, I’m wishing you a lovely day! I’m so grateful for this wonderfully supportive community! 😘. . . . . . . . #lalalunchbox #thanksgiving #thanksgivingfood #platter #bravotopchef #heresmyfood #poweryourthanksgiving #feedfeed
I bought rose apples from a place in Washington state, after searching high and low for them locally. 🍎 Maybe I got a not so great batch? I don’t know, because I had never tasted them before. They were kind of dry, which is funny because I never thought that apples could be dry, but that’s how I’d describe them. 🧐. . So today I experimented. I put coconut oil on the bottom of the dish, gave it a generous squeeze of lemon and cinnamon and baked this. Definitely did not come out looking as lovely as it looked before going into the oven. 💗. . Not every experiment is a winner. And that’s ok. At least it’s Friday! 😍 . . . . . . . #lalalunchbox #anappleaday #roseapples #fallfood #feedfeed #heresmyfood
Current situation: ALL the apples, with a side of slow cooked applesauce (made from just apples, cinnamon and a squeeze of fresh lemon). ❤️🍎❤️🍎. . What’s your favorite kind of apple? . . . . . #lalalunchbox #apples #anappleaday #homemade #flatlay #platter #healthykids #vegan #simpleisbest #feedfeed #heresmyfood #glutenfree #plasticfreefoodie @food #f52pop
Pomegranate makes me so happy... ❤️. ...Except when I try to take out the arils and the juices splatter everywhere and stain a white shirt. 🙄. . Anyhoo, here’s a question for you: what kinds of snacks do you pack for your kids? Separate from our packed lunches, my son has snack time in his classroom every day. His teacher has asked that they be on the healthy side (yay!) But he has asked me to surprise him on a daily basis (sigh). I’m out of ideas beyond things like bananas and applesauce. HELP? Thanks in advance! 😘😘😘. . . . . . . . #lalalunchbox #schoollunch #feedfeedschoollunch #feedfeed #veganlunch #vegetarianlunch #bentoparty #packedlunch #poweryourlunchbox