Checking in to see how your love affair with packed lunches is going now that we’re a couple months into the school season?! Okay, so maybe I’m just kidding on the love affair part… but since we’re a few weeks in and it’s about the time of the year where lunches become a little of a hassle on busy mornings, I’m sharing a few ideas today to make it easier on you! We want to empower you to easily and simply mix it up and more fun for your little ones. Plus we’ve got some fun printables that you can cut out and use to send an encouraging note or a joke to brighten their day!! (I can’t tell you how much my kids love knock-knock jokes right now, it’s a little ridiculous, haha).
A few quick lunch box hacks to save you time and make lunches more fun:
1// Use a rolling pin to flatten bread and create a roll-up instead of a sandwich.
2// Use fun-shaped cookie cutters to quickly and simply remove the crust of a sandwich, it’s so much faster than peeling or cutting each side! Plus you’ll have a fun-shaped sandwich that your kiddo will want to eat! (PS. We just made a bunch of these sandwiches for our road trip to Michigan and froze them ahead of time, it was such an easy way to prepare for our trip and feed the kids without having to stop too many times.)
3// When cutting an apple to send apple slices to school, hold the apple together with a rubber band after cutting to reduce browning.
4// Reduce sugar intake by replacing juice boxes… instead pack a water bottle and add a few frozen berries in the morning to flavor the water, help keep it cold and it serves as a little “reward” when the water is finished (my kids like to eat the berries!).
5// In our house mornings always seem to be slightly short on time, try packing as much as you can the night before.
6// Add in some fun reading with jokes or sweet notes! You can download our free printables to use and add a smile to their day!
I’d so love to hear your ideas as well!!!! Share in the comments if you have tips for easier lunch packing. Want more… check out these 7 deliciously fun lunches that your kids will actually eat!