Packing lunch boxes is easy when you take a few shortcuts and prep ahead of time! We’ve got some simple lunch box ideas you’ll love!
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All this week, Olivia has been going to Art Camp at our local museum, and she loves it! She comes downstairs fully dressed in the most awesome little outfits. She’s six now, and I’m so proud of her! Then she looks around the kitchen for a spot to set her lunch box and starts packing it for camp. I love that she’s old enough now to do this. She gets out a cutting board and small knife and carefully slices the cucumbers. We’ve been working on knife skills this summer, and she can cut strawberries and peppers on her own, too. Then she raids the pantry closet looking for some snacks. Olivia knows (from years of hearing me say it over and over!) that she has to have a couple of “healthies” like fruits and veggies to go along with other snacks and will call me over to see if she’s ‘done a good job.’ It’s been so nice to see her taking personal responsibility in the mornings, which gives me a few extra minutes for other ‘mom stuff.’
Before I show you some simple lunch box ideas, I want to tell you about a new product I am loving for my family! Green Giant’s new Veggie Tots are a family-friendly alternative to potato tots my kids love so much. They are filled with broccoli or cauliflower, they’re an easy and fun way to get kids to eat more veggies. There are several varieties so be sure to look for them in your grocer’s freezer. Plus, if you’re a Box Tops Collector like me, you’ll love that you can clip one off these! These tots are so easy for a quick week night meal.
Simple Lunch Box Ideas
PB Jamwich offers all the flavor of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the crust. They are available with grape or strawberry jam. These are great for quick snacks for moms and dads, too – just saying! It’s an easy meal solution for any age. Visit Sensible Portions to purchase. Tuck one of our cute owl lunch box love notes in and make your kiddos smile!
Sensible Portions® Garden Veggie Straws multipacks are so much better for you than chips, but you still get loads of crunch and flavor! They are made with delicious, wholesome, non-GMO ingredients that are gluten free, and contain no artificial flavors or preservatives. Multipacks are available in Classic Sea Salt (my favorite!) and Zesty Ranch (Olivia’s favorite!). Visit Sensible Portions to purchase.
Entenmann’s® Little Bites® come in convenient little easy-to-open pouches that are perfect for lunchboxes. And they make an easy great on-the-go breakfast, too! There is zero trans fat, no high fructose corn syrup, and most varieties have less than 200 calories per pouch. With more than 10 flavors, there’s a flavor for everyone – my kids LOVE the chocolate chip ones. Find a store near you.
Now normally, I don’t include candies in lunch boxes, but every now and then I make a little exception. The Sour Punch® brand just introduced this better for you version of their popular Rainbow Straws. These are SO sour and the kid don’t care for them, but Mr. Juggling Act and I enjoy them for a fun little treat once in awhile. These will soon be available at Amazon.com, Albertson’s Safeway, and WinCo. Find a store near you.
RXBARs whole food protein bars are made with clean, simple ingredients: egg whites, fruits, and nuts. Each bar is dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and contains absolutely no added sugars. The ingredients are printed right there on the front of the package just as plain as the nose on your face, as my grandmother used to say! Olivia is really enjoying the Mixed Berry and Blueberry Flavors especially.
Every bottle of Fruit Shoot is made with real fruit juice from concentrate, plenty of water and no high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors. Learn more about Fruit Shoot here. My kids love it, and it’s a fun treat once in awhile.
I hope that Olivia will continue to come down dressed and pack her own lunches when school starts up again after Labor Day. Maybe it will rub off on her older brother! Either way, I know we’ll be stocking up on lots more school lunch and snack items again soon! You might also like to check out my Easy Lunch Box Snacks to Simplify Your Mornings post.
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