Do you struggle with packing your child’s lunch every day? I’ve eliminated the guess-work and created this handy-dandy guide for you. You (or your child) can pick an item from each column. You may want to mix and match your favorite combinations.
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I also have a FREE Printer-Friendly PDF version available for you HERE!
10 Tips to De-Stress Your Lunchbox
- Pack everything they need like napkins or utensils so they do not waste time waiting for assistance.
- Cut up fruit and veggies to make them easier to eat.
- Invest in quality lunch containers.
- Don’t pack too much food.
- Let your child help pack the lunch by giving choices, “pick one item from each column”
- Freeze items that need to be kept cold; they will defrost throughout the day. Use ice packs as needed.
- Prepackage things like sliced veggies or popcorn so they can easily be added to the lunchbox.
- Make sure the meal isn’t too messy. No Build Your Own Pizza on picture day.
- Peanut Butter (or Sunflower seed butter) and jelly is always a good standby.
- Buy rolls or mini loaves of bread to make sub style sandwiches with veggies.
The PDF has a few recommendations as to how to use the Lunchbox Guide as well. I have mine hanging inside my kitchen cupboard door. It’s easy to reference but not visible unless you open the cabinet (that tip is just a freebie).
It’s your turn! What is your best tip to de-stress the lunch time chaos?