The day is quickly approaching! Back to school, or in our case… first time in school! I am nervous and overly excited at the same time.
Jairo and I debated for quite some time about this decision. However, after seeing how eager Ashley was with the idea of school, learning, growing and making new friends, our mind was made.
As many moms, we worry. Are we doing enough? Are we packing the right lunch? So much thought goes into getting the kids ready and set to succeed academically.
A few weeks ago, I asked my fellow mommas what they packed in the kiddos lunch boxes. Many responded, snacks only. In our case, Ashleys tuition includes breakfast and lunch. So, I will mostly be packing snacks as well.
Below you will find a list of snack ideas:
Fruits and Veggies
Baby Carrots with ranch
Welchs Strawberry Fruit Snacks
Cheese sticks or string cheese
Chips and Salsa
Pirates Booty White Cheddar
On those days that she may not necessarily like food being given by her school… I will add lunch to her lunch box.
Below you will find a list of lunch ideas:
Sandwiches cut with cookie cutters for fun
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Almond butter and jam sandwich
Cheese, mean and fruit kabob
Grilled cheese roll ups
Quesadillas with chips
Turkey or Ham and Cheese roll-ups
Pita bread with hummus
Pasta in a thermos (mac and cheese/spaghetti, etc)
Selecting a good lunch box and/or lunch containers is also something that crosses our minds when getting ready for the school year.
Below you will find a list of the most recommended picks:
Bento Lunch Box
Pottery Barn Kids Classic Lunch Box
Omiebox Bento Box for Kids
Packit Carryall Freezable Lunch Bag
Many moms like to add a special touch to their kids lunches by adding a note.
Below you will find some free printable to make that lunch packing easier. Simply print, cut and save to add throughout the week.
For more lunch inspiration, please check out these awesome mommas!
Let’s get those lunches ready mommas!
Please tell us is there a lunch you are excited to make for the kids? A favorite snack or lunch box? Drop a comment below. Let’s help and motivate each other to make this task a fun one.