Got Lunch Figured Out for School? Share Your Ideas.

packed lunchIt’s 7 am, and you just packed yet another PB&J with an apple for your child’s lunch. Maybe tomorrow, you’ll really be adventurous and add some marshmallow fluff. Whoa … slow down … let’s not get too crazy. There’s always bologna.

Join the conversation. Don’t look now, but school will be back in session before you know it. We want you to share with each other what you plan on packing in your kids’ lunch bags. Your ideas may help another parent get out of a rut and maybe inspire kids to try something new.

For inspiration, check out this previous post on lunchbox snacks your kids won’t give away.


  4 comments for “Got Lunch Figured Out for School? Share Your Ideas.

  1. Sandy
    August 24, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I make a hearty soup at the beginning of the week packed with chicken, veggies and little pastas like stars or ditalini. The kids really like it, it’s nutritious, and the thermos comes home empty every time.

  2. sharon
    August 24, 2016 at 11:30 am

    i have worked in the past in the cafeteria as a helper and have observed children at lunch time …moms or dads have packed a great lunch and 95% of the lunches are thrown away when the children get into the cafeteria they are more interested in socialization ….. I would pack lighter lunches the food that had been wasted could feed another country no pun intended ….. apples are good because they can eat an apple and talk at the same time …they seem to eat the smaller items more than a whole sandwich….maybe cutting the sandwich in half and only sending in half with them

  3. Anonymous
    August 24, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Ditch the bread – make an extra Chicken Breast, pork chop or serving of beef the night before for supper. Slice a serving size into strips and Ziploc bag it. Always save the extra dipping sauces from fast food restaurants – assign a small bin for that in pantry. Toss one in bag with meat slices & plastic fork.

  4. Pam
    August 11, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    We call it mish mash. Just grab items like raisins, fruit, a little treat, granola bar. Items mom approve. Kids get to pick what they want to eat when it’s lunchtime

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