Now that the school year is underway and the rush of “back-to-school” is behind us, most of us moms are starting to settle into our before and after-school routines.
We thought this would be the perfect time to share a few creative ideas for jazzing up your kiddo’s lunch time.
Below our ambassadors are sharing a few creative tips to help you save your time, money and sanity, while getting your kids excited to eat lunch!
#1 – DIY your kids’ favorite “boxed lunches.”
Dia of Dia Meraz Photography says,
As much as I would love for my children to eat nothing but non processed foods, its not always possible to make happen in our busy lives. But, I always try to get some home cooked goodness in there! In our version of lunchables, I threw in some homemade oatmeal cookies and a little bit of fresh fruit. Reusable cupcake holders are perfect for separating everything!
#2 – Mix + match your kid’s favorites from each food group.
Amy of My Letter Sized-Life says,
Making lunches for my boys can be extremely stressful because not only are they very picky eaters, but they also quickly grow tired of eating the same foods over and over. As a result, I shop every two weeks and ask them for a kids-choice list of three meats, grains, fruits/vegetables and dairy products that they will eat at that time. Then each day we mix and match these items to make a balanced meal. Sometimes we come away with some strange pairings, but the kids have fun with it and most importantly they’ll eat it!
#3 – Have fun with shapes.
Addy of Chic Planner Girl says,
As a busy working mom of a 3 little boys, some times the simple lunches are what works best in our home. My boys love Nutella sandwiches so it’s very simple and easy. I cut their sandwiches with cookie cutters to get rid of the crust which they are not a big fan of. I always add some type of fruit they like or veggies and pack them another snack along with a bottle of water. To top it off I write them a little note behind these printables I found on Pinterest as a little surprise and my boys love it.
#4 – Decorate your child’s lunch.
Kimi of Oh Hello Photo! says,
Lunch doesn’t have to be all about food, it can be fun too. Try decorating your child’s sandwich bag with something they love. My 9 & 11 year old LOVE Pokemon so school day I drew Pokemon characters with permanent on their sandwich bags. If you can’t draw, that’s okay too. You can write them notes or trace something since the bags are clear. I promise you that your kids will LOVE it.