Lunchbox Love

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

What Jack’s Eating


URS is doing a great recipe swap this week called “LUNCH BOX LOVE”. Jack is 2 1/2 and he goes to pre-school and I try everyday to pack his lunch with love.


I can’t put cute notes is yet since he a a bit young to read but I do pack a healthy lunch with a few daily staples. He always has:

1. yo-yo (yogurt)

2. milk box (he loves choc milk and when he has lunch away this is a treat)

3. fresh fruit (he would live on fruit alone!)

Then I add either egg salad, pb&j, pimento cheese or some sort of sammie and a veggie (lima beans, peas, or carrots are a few of his favs).

It isn’t fancy but, it works. He likes it and I feel good about knowing that he is eating healthy fresh food. 

What do you have for lunch?