I was inspired my some of the recent post/articles I have seen on lunchbox love and wanted to include some of the great ideas that I have come across. As well as a few ideas that I have.
Mom’s Tool Box has an awesome list. I have shared her kabob idea with my sis, who’s little girl, also 3, doesn’t eat very well.
I pack j’s lunch 3 to 4 days a week and feel I get in a rut (who wouldn’t?) With school just starting back I have made The Lunchbox my newest obsession!!
I love the Kabobs: Meat & cheese with pickles, olives and veggies would be great . Sammies: I like to use a cookie cutter just to add something fun to the lunch box. Egg Salad, jelly (he hates peanut butter) chicken salad, cream cheese spreads (up next), nutella & banana, the possibilities are endless. Sides: I always put in fresh fruit, a yogurt stick, a veg and something salty. Here are a few ideas, some not so new, some a little more creative. I use cupcake/muffin liners to put dips, dressing or anything I want to be separate. Hummus with carrot sticks & pretzel flats, crackers with meat & cheese (homemade lunchable!) It is totally amazing how by using a fifty cent cookie cutter you can transform a kids lunch. No kidding!! Try it and before you say, that takes too much time! I challenge you to spend 20 mins a week to prepare. Or do lunch as your cleaning up from dinner. Use leftovers! Transform them!
What’s in your lunch box?
xoxo, Mama Bird