Category Archives: Lunch Ideas

School Lunch Box Tips | 7 GoodNCrazy Ideas

Cafeteria lunches seem to be increasing in cost while decreasing in nutrition and flavor. As a mom of 3 GoodNCrazy kids I’ve had to come up with creative ideas to get the kids out the door in a realistic time-frame while keeping their tummies happy! We tend to pack lunches about 50% of school days. […]

Ideas for packing a healthy Kids Lunch

This month were going to be talking about feeding the kids, especially for Back To School.  Our school starts very early (it started this week!) and we have a new kindergartner, so this is a topic that I’ve been thinking about a great deal… So first off, here are some collected ideas that may help […]

How to make a salmon sandwich
Lunch Ideas: Salmon Cucumber Sandwich

Need a nice, healthy lunch, or a light dinner?  I adore fish sandwiches in the summer, and salmon and cucumber are always a nice mix! I love to cook an extra salmon filet or two (to medium rare) when doing salmon for dinner (maybe Chili Garlic Salmon?), then heating it up the next day for […]

Spotlight: Sushi / Ceviche

I spotted this gorgeous idea this morning, at Cristina – from Buenos Aires to Paris, and thought “wow, 2 of my favorite foods – why didn’t I think of this combination?”  Needless to say, this looks divine! Dreaming about vacations by the sea? Late summer nights sharing dinner with friends? Well, this is THE thing […]

Greek turkey burgers with yogurt and feta

This sounds like a delicious application for ground turkey, from the very helpful The Perfect Pantry! Why does a whole chicken taste better than a whole turkey, but ground turkey tastes better than ground chicken? I don’t have the answer, but I always have ground turkey in my freezer. In the small market in my […]

Mediterranean Sushi

My five year old tagged along on a client call I had today, and to reward him for actually being well behaved, we stopped for sushi for lunch… It’s one of both of our favorite foods!  So when I saw this today, I thought it was a great idea.  Mediterranean Sushi from Tomayto Tomaahto. How […]

Cucumber & Tomato Summer Salad

Editor’s Note: Republished for our Summer recipe series! This salad is one of my favorites for the Summer, when the cucumbers and tomatoes are in abundance, but it’s great anytime you can get the ingredients and need a reminder of summer! This is a wonderful side salad, or modify it to be a great vegetarian […]

Picnic Fare: Make Cuban Sandwiches

Here in Atlanta where I live, there are fun neighborhood festivals pretty much every weekend in April.  We’ll be going to several in the next few weeks, and these are great sandwiches to toss in the cooler for snacking that is healthier, and cheaper, than your typical greasy festival food! These Cubans are a great […]

Cute! Mock Sushi Eggs

Hopefully you’ve used up all your leftover easter eggs by now, but if not, this is a cute idea! Did you know you can reshape a boiled egg in an egg mold (even after it’s been used as an Easter egg)? Over at Hapa Bento, Debra explains how! And here are some she reshaped in […]

Traditional Deviled Eggs

One of the things I love about Easter is eggs!   And what better to do with hard boiled eggs than deviled eggs.   We are going to an Easter/Birthday Party today and this is one of the dishes I’m taking.  Everybody loves deviled eggs and I’m sure they will disappear quickly!   These will be great alongside […]

Gorgeous Pickled Beet Eggs

I’ve never heard of these either, but my new fave food blog, Eye Candy, has yet another gorgeous egg idea!  (I might just have to try these!) These hard-boiled eggs were pickled in a beet and white vinegar solution, then sliced in half and filled with an egg yolk-mayonnaise-mustard cream. They gain their colour from […]

Festive Potato Salad

You just can’t beat homemade potato salad with BBQ!    I had several organic potatoes from my Gaia’s Greens CSA box and needed to use them before they started growing in my kitchen, and as the Universe would have it, I also needed a side dish to take to a cookout yesterday.   This potato salad made […]

A Fast Meal - Chicken, Spinach and Rice Burritos
Chicken, Spinach & Rice Burritos

By using leftover chicken I was able to whip up these chicken and rice burritos in about 20 minutes (it would be even faster if I’d had leftover rice too).  They are very tasty and filling. Here’s What You Need: 3/4 cup shredded chicken 1 large handful of fresh baby spinach 3 tablespoons salsa (use […]

A light lunch or an exotic appetizer - Simple Ceviche!
Simple Ceviche

Ceviche is a recent passion of mine– Every time I’ve bought either fish or shrimp lately, I’ve bought some extra so I can make up a batch!  It makes a lovely appetizer for dinner guests, or I just like to eat it for lunch… This is my go-to super easy recipe… It’s incredibly flexible to […]

Chicken & Spinach Turnovers

I’m a big fan of spanokopia, the Greek dish made with Spinach and feta in phyllo dough.  To turn it into a meal on the go, I add chicken to mine spin on this dish.  I like make these ahead of time and freeze them, all I need to do to make a meal is […]