I haven't posted here in a while and now that I am, I'm going to send you on over to another blog. I don't normally do this, but I just have to pass this helpful hint along.
Jenna is new to teaching her children, but not new to homeschooling. She was home-schooled from K-12 grades and is very aware of how much time it takes out of the homeschool day to prepare, eat, and clean-up from lunch. With a need and desire to make things simple in her growing family, she has found it easier to pack the lunches for her children (& for herself). This post on her blog gives some great ideas for lunches that are healthy and kid-friendly.
Take a look. Try it out. Happy homeschooling!