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Pack Ahead Lunches

Mornings at our house are always too short. Between my love for the snooze button, surprise nursing sessions when my son wakes up early & trying to find an outfit for work, there isn’t much time left for packing a healthy lunch. We’ve made due for the last few months on frozen microwave lunches but those are getting very old and I don’t like eating so much sodium every day. I knew there had to be another way to make homemade lunches to fit my schedule and budget… let the researching begin!

Whenever I’m faced with challenging wife & mommy moments, I do what any girl would do… reach out to all my favorite bloggers! After only a few moments of searching the world of mommy blogs I was able to find a few great ideas for our lunch dilemma.

Favorite Freezer Foods has a fantastic post about frozen sandwiches, including great advice about the do’s & don’ts of freezing sandwiches. After reading through many inspirational ideas I decided to start with frozen Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches… that way I wouldn’t bite off more than I could chew with my first freezer sandwiches.

Freezer Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
Supplies Needed: Bread, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Pen (for labeling bag) & freezer baggies.

  1. Start with a thin coat of peanut butter on both pieces of bread. This prevents your bread from becoming soggy after being thawed. (You can get the same effect with a coat of butter, the natural oils help repel water.)
  2. Next, put your desired amount of jelly on top of the peanut butter & assemble your sandwiches in labeled baggies.
  3. Voila! Frozen peanut butter jelly sandwiches for my lunches at work this week.

 

What kinds of freezer sandwiches have you had success making for your family? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Update: I ate one of my frozen PB & J sandwiches today at lunch. I got it out of the freezer at 7am and ate at 12:11. It was PERFECT! Not soggy at all and tasted great.

 

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