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Laura Fuentes
Laura Fuentes is the CEO of MOMables, where she helps parents make fresh school lunches and meals their kids will love with easy meal plans and an online fresh meal delivery business.

She’s a visionary, big picture strategist, public speaker, the Author of 3 Cookbooks, spokesperson, makes regular television appearances, competed on Food Network in 2014 (and won!) and a successful entrepreneur.

She works with numerous brands on food and lifestyle campaigns, contributes recipes to print magazines, is a TODAY show and Food and Parenting contributor, writes for, and has a column in the Huffington Post.

With a background on Global Economic Relations and an MBA in Business Development, Laura is also a business mentor specializing in online monetization, digital strategy, and online community building.

In her personal blog,, she shares recipes, and inside look at her life as an entrepreneur and homeschooling mom, and much more. You can connect with Laura on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Entries by Laura Fuentes

New Orleans Jambalaya Recipe for Mardi Gras

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 6:50 PM

With Mardi Gras season comes lots of entertaining here in New Orleans and one of the things we love to do is feed our family and friends recipes that are full of traditional Cajun flavors.

Sure, there is gumbo, meat pies,...
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Portobello Mushroom Burgers With Southwest Avocado Ranch

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 5:53 PM

It's meatless Monday along with Monday Night Football and I'm ready for the perfect tailgate! I love to host friends and family at our house and food is always at the center of our gatherings. This time is no different. However, we are sidelining the meat for this tailgate and...

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School Lunch Project: Easy Pita Pizzas

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 6:14 PM

What kid doesn't love pizza? I mean, really. It gets no better than melty, creamy cheese on top of a sweet and savory tomato sauce and crisp but chewy crust, right? Of course right!

When my kids want pizza (and when I'm pressed for time and need to make a...

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School Lunch Project: Hummus Bagel Sandwiches

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 10:39 AM

Bored of bread, are you? Kids are tired of sandwiches, are they? Looking for something fun and different for lunch that's savory, filling and delicious? Aren't we all!

As usual, I've got you covered. In my quest to conquer all things kids' food, I've put together a recipe...

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School Lunch Project: Get Your Kids to Try New Foods

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 2:16 PM

Who doesn't want their kid to eat more vegetables?

Pretty much every parent wishes their child ate better, accepting new foods when they are painstakingly prepared by mommy, slaving over a hot stove all day... No? Just broccoli? I thought so... Today, you're in luck because I was recently...

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School Lunch Project: Lo Mein Lettuce Wraps

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 7:24 PM

Surely I can't be the only one here who loves Chinese food leftovers, right?

Whew! Thank goodness you do too!

As the end of the school year approaches, I'm becoming a lot more practical when it comes to planning my dinners. I mean, I was practical before; but now...

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School Lunch Project: Apples & Cheese Quesadillas

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 1:37 PM

I'm often asked how to pack warm items, like grilled sandwiches and quesadillas, inside a school lunch. I never seem to have the perfect answer.

The truth is, that you simply cannot pack a hot item in anything other than a thermos and expect it to hold its temperature...

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The School Lunch Project: Homemade Fruit Cups

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 9:17 AM

Have you ever wished those store bought fruit cups were made with fresh fruit?

Parents often want to know how to get their kids to eat more fresh fruit and how to pack it in the lunchbox.


I make sure every school...

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The School Lunch Project: Yogurt Packing Tips

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 9:55 AM

Do you have a child who loves yogurt? I do, and until recently I didn't pack it in his lunchbox because I just didn't know "how" to keep it cool.

It turns out I wasn't the only one. Each week, I receive dozens of emails from MOMables fans wanting to...

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School Lunch Project: Veggie Mac & Cheese Thermos

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 2:58 PM

Are you looking for more delicious ways to send veggies to school? Look no further. This creamy delicious soup is one your kids will love.

I really like sending warm school lunches. I've filled my kids thermoses with lasagna, spaghetti, rice, soups... and they are typically very receptive. On...

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School Lunch Project: 10 Summer Camp Lunch Ideas

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2013 | 2:02 AM

Packing lunch for our kids doesn't end when the school year does. For many of us, we're still packing for daycare, work, and even summer camps.

When kids are at camp during the day, they want lunches that will fuel them for their activity filled day. If you are chauffeuring...

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School Lunch Project: The Hummus Tray

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 12:16 PM

The morning after mom returns from a business trip isn't always the best time to think about packing lunches unprepared. While I was gone, dad used all the deli meat and sandwich bread designated for school lunch on easy dinners.

This morning, I reminded myself that lunch doesn't have...

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School Lunch Project: Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars

(1) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 12:07 PM

Let's face it. Kids love chewy granola bars. Parents continue to buy them and little by little they've become a staple in many lunch bags as a little added treat.

My daughter, used to ask for them too -- all.the.time. She knew better than to say "my friends at school...

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School Lunch Project: Black Bean & Sweet Potato Burritos

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 6:12 PM

Do you find yourself throwing away small portions of leftovers because you couldn't figure out what to do with them? I know I used to!

You see, It was just a couple of years ago that I decided to "get with the program" and made it a priority to feed...

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School Lunch Project: 10 Easy Swaps for Healthier Lunches

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 12:39 PM

When I tell people that I "help busy parents make fresh school lunches" they nearly always ask for suggestions on ways they can make their own school lunches healthier.


Assuming you have lots of school lunch ideas already, here...
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School Lunch Project: Leprechaun Grilled Cheese

(4) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 2:58 PM

Do you struggle with getting your kids to eat more veggies at lunch time? I do.

I have two picky eaters and a toddler who will eat just about anything; well, anything his eight, not-yet-full-grown, teeth will allow him to chew.

We all know it's important for our children...

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School Lunch Project: Kids and Shaped Foods

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 1:12 PM

Have you looked inside the kids food freezer section of your grocery store? Okay, so maybe you only buy frozen waffles -- and those are by the breakfast section -- and frozen veggies -- again, another section.

If you really look inside the kids' freezer-meal section you might come to...

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School Lunch Project: Healthy Spaghetti O's

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 10:07 AM

Would you feed your child a can of Spaghetti O's for lunch every day?

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a mom who recently found my website and needed help. In her email she wrote:

I am embarrassed to even email you... but I need...
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School Lunch Project: Organize Your Fridge to Save Time and Money and Feed Your Kids Better

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 3:12 PM

Not all children have the same dietary requirements, precisely why I believe centralized planning and mass production of school lunches isn't the best option for every child. Parents should take responsibility and pack fresh lunches for their kids.

Before I start a full-on comment war, let me explain. The...

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School Lunch Project: The Pesto Lunch Tray

(7) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 3:24 PM

Have you ever had your kids go nuts for a dish you thought wouldn't go over so well? You know what I mean -- you decide to try a new recipe from a cookbook, Pinterest or your favorite blog and everyone loved it!

If you don't have picky eaters, you...

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