Wow, I know it’s cliche but where did summer go to? My daughter has one full week left before skipping of to fourth grade with her new clothes, books and of course her back to school lunch, so it’s time to Rock The Lunchbox and make lunch time fun time!
I make Miranda’s lunch every morning when she’s at school and believe me it can be hard sometimes. Having to keep the ideas and choices fresh as well as smart is a challenge. But I’m ready for this new school year, I have this really cool bento lunch box from Laptop Lunches which I’m digging because it can hold lots of different snacks, and each colorful container is a measurement which lets you know if your kid is getting the right amount of nutrition. Usually I’d have to wrap everything on separate sandwich bags which works but the bento approach is just way more fun for a kid, don’t you think?
I also received a really cool stainless steel tin from U-Konserve which I filled with leftover linguine pasta, but I can see this as a great vessel for some yogurt and berries. The lid fits nice and tight but still easy for little fingers to open, so I wont get that excuse about not being able to open something (yup that’s happened). BPA free and leak-proof too! Last but not least if you love making school lunches so much, check out this book written just for that reason. The book titled, “The Best Homemade Kids Lunches On The Planet” is written by Laura Fuentes and you can read more about it here on her blog Super Glue Mom.
You can win your own Back To School Lunch kit!
Giveaway consists of-
2 Blue Avocado Rezip sandwich bags
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Picky eaters here, so I try to make lunch fun but nutritious. On pizza night, I make calzones to send in school lunches the next day. I also send soup in thermoses, with a hunk of bread and some cheese.
My daughter gets so tired of sandwiches…we mostly pack up salads with some protein and always a little treat!
Oh, wow, that’s a frickin awesome lunch box. I don’t have any kids myself, but I used to love it when my mom sent a hard boiled egg in my lunch with a teeny tiny salt shaker. It was so fun to peel the egg, flip the top open on the salt and sprinkle just a little bit on each bite. I’ll have to call and tell her how I loved those eggs.
Mia’s favorite is a BLT sandwich (no tomato, mustard no mayo) made by dad.
I try to limit the pbj to once a week, but if I try something new I serve it at home first to make sure they will eat it.
My kids are very bored with my lunches because I need to change it up more. They love fruit, salami or turkey and some veggies. I loved seeing your pictures of your lunch.
We love to pack vegi sushi.
My son’s go-to lunch is a turkey sandwich, blue quinoa tortilla chips, yogurt squeezie and seasonal fruit – an apple today :) I love the bento box idea! Would be so much easier and greener than packing things separately!
Right now she is just having sammies.
She used to take soup but her school’s microwave broke and aparently they won’t get a new one.
I don’t have a kid but I have a fiance and it’s basically the same thing…
He usually gets a green smoothie, and wrap or salad of some sort, and a pack of apple slices. (Aren’t I a good mom??) :)
He LOVE the Honest Kids juice boxes, btw. True story.
My daughter likes a quesadilla, rice crackers, an orange or an apple, and a yogurt tube.
My son is easy he likes the same thing: PB Sammie, carrots, applesauce or apples, and cheese and water.. Wanta make a little bit healthier this year..
This is my first time to your site and I LOVE the look of this lunch pack. I’m searching ways to make the morning lunch box packing easier as I get ready to send two kids off to school this year. Thanks for the book recommendation too!
My kids love fruits and veggies, so I love to cut up a nice selection for them, along with some cheese, seeds, and a little snack like goldfish or something. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
My daughter loves cheese and crackers or some kind of sandwich rolled up jelly roll style.
i like to mix it up for my son he always has fruit and veggies and yogurt and then something with meat either a sandwich or cheese and crackers and meat but its always mixed different veggies and fruit everyday
turkey sandwich and apple slices
Sandwich with fruit and homemade dessert.
I like packing fruits and mini-muffins
Usually peanut butter and jelly sandwich or cheese and crackers, granola bar and an Apple or an orange and water bottle.
My guy likes PB&J every. DAY. I try to mix up the sides with different fruits and snacks. He likes to have a sweet surprise also.
My son’s favorite lunch is homemade, gluten free pizza!
Still old fashion P&J with chips and Apple Juice
My kids love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chips and a chocolate muffins.
My oldest girl likes leftovers, my son likes peanut butter only sandwiches, and the youngest is not picky AT ALL, so she gets leftovers as well.
My little guy loves quinoa. So, I just mix in whatever I have on hand – fresh veggies or fruit, or even leftovers from the night before!
My daughter loves cubed tofu, snap peas, jicama and almond butter and jam sandwich
I like to make turkey and cheese rollups and a granola bar and yogurt.
Thanks for the opportunity!
ants on a log make a great snack/side!
I like to make tomato and cheese sandwiches.
My daughter is a serious snacker, so we do platter style lunches. Large plate with a small selection of fruits, veggies, and cheese cubes. This is usually accompanied by tea sandwiches (not fancy, just cut up small), meats & crackers, or hard boiled eggs.
Turkey and Cheese Sandwiches
I make a lot of sandwiches…jelly only and then I love sending yogurt as it is my daughter’s fav.
Would have to say sandwiches – peanut butter and jelly
Jicama, snap peas and cilantro
I like to fix leftovers, sandwiches, quesadilla or soup for lunch.
They love roll-ups and steamed broccoli
My kids love ham and cheese and veggies.
I like to make peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and ham & cheese roll ups!
Healthy first..generally..whole wheat GMO free sandwich or wrap..cheese, nuts, fruit cup up..veggies cut into shapes..a cookie too…beverage..generally milk
A favorite is spinach salad with berries, cheese, and nuts!
They like sliced apples, raisins, PB&J sandwiches, granola bars — lots of things.
When I’m busy I love to treat myself to a good chicken schwarma. If I want something from home, I’d probably grab an energy bar with an apple and a handful of nuts.
i like to make my kids salad or sandwiches with string cheese or carrots.