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School Lunch Ideas from Parents Across Canada


I shared my two lunch solutions at the #SchoolLunchIdeas Twitter Party with Butterball. This very popular twitter party with fellow Canadian parents was so helpful as we all shared ideas {it was also great for motivation and support, a ‘you can do it’ squad. School-lunch-blahs, we’ve all been there!}. Here’s a little of what other parents had to say:

Great ideas, right?

Lets talk about the ‘nuts and bolts’ of school lunches, the meat. Kids {and adults for that matter} need protein for energy. Butterball has many delicious products to help keep variety in lunches {while also keeping down the fat content}.

So, one day I was making cooking Butterball Original Bacon Style Turkey. Mmmm, turkey bacon.

The girls and I enjoyed our delicious {Turkey} Bacon and Tomato Sandwiches for dinner one night…

… And, I had leftovers {don’t judge, having left over bacon style turkey is a possibility!}.

It got me thinking, how can someone use Butterball Original Bacon Style Turkey as leftovers for next-day lunch? Here’s a list of ideas, lunch solutions to mix up the routine {can be applicable for lunch at home, work or school}:

  • Make a wrap: Egg Omelette with Bacon Style Turkey and Cheese
    {add more veggies if you wish}
  • Crumble the Bacon Style Turkey and use in fresh Salads
    {store meat separately to keep salad fresh}
  • Crumble Bacon Style Turkey to comforting Potato Soup
  • Sprinkle Bacon Style Turkey bits on a Baked Potato
  • Great addition to Baked Beans with cheese
  • {my daughter suggested this one} … just eat it by itself, Yum!

Did I miss any other ideas?

Speaking of mixing it up…

I need to tell you about Butterball’s “Mix it Up!” Facebook Contest, it’s pretty awesome.

“Mix it up for your chance to WIN! Butterball wants you to provide us with your kid’s favourite lunch ideas using Butterball products! Submit your recipe and you’ll be entered to win $500 in gift certificates that you can use towards purchasing Butterball products. You also have the chance to win some of our weekly prizes, by simply registering and rating some of your favourite Mix it Up with Butterball recipes!”

Make sure to enter, I’m sure you’ve learn a trick or two in your lunch-making days as well. Good luck, a $500 GC would come in very handy this school year! And remember, if you need turkey recipes, check out the Butterball website!

This post is sponsored by Butterball Canada. In exchange this review, I have received special perks in the form of
products and monetary compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.


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    1. Good luck in the contest Sandra, that would help all year long!
      And, thanks for the compliments, sometimes it’s hard to think outside your own routine!

  1. Those sandwiches look delicious and I love the idea of using turkey bacon! Great tips too.

  2. wow thanks for all the ideas, our family loves Butterball lunch meat, especially for subs!

    1. You and me both Josie. Just made the first of the year – ahhhh!! Trying to keep my own tips in mind, we can do this right? lol

    1. It’s a saviour Margaret, it really is! As long as you don’t add anything that might get too soggy in a day, it’s fine. Actually, I just finished making the first lunch of the year {school starts here tomorrow}. I made 2 sandwiches, taking Tuesday night off already! 🙂

  3. Trying to find ways to mix it up does indeed become monotonous, so thanks for the great tips and ideas on how to pack non-boring lunches.

  4. I have bought Butterball Turkey Bacon many times before and it is delish! Thank you for the tips…my daughter love the wraps that I make for her lunch.

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