I started to strongly dislike packing camp lunches. Oh, the drudgery! Knowing they would need a lunch to be kept cool for several hours more than a normal school day, and that they’d be dragging these lunches all over the park and to the beach and onto the camp buses. Plus, it was such a battle every morning with packing two lunches, two swimsuits, two towels, two sunscreens, two bug sprays, two pairs of sunglasses, two pairs of extra socks.. well.. you get the point. It lost its luster!
New year – clean slate.
I feel strongly that 2018/2019 is already a wonderful school year for lunch packing. Why? Well it’s the second year with two kids in elementary school, and it’s following the first summer of two in summer camp. So now I know all the things not to do, and I’ve been slowly learning the things TO do. Mornings here are chaotic and occasionally cranky, and I don’t want those rushed mornings to be what my kids think about when they think of me during the day. I want them to open their school lunches and smile. And I know just how I’m going to do that – with these 5 easy ways to show love in a school lunch.
5 EASY Ways to Show Love in a Back to School Lunch:
1 – Pack a wholesome, responsible choice for kids that also happens to be familiar and exciting to them! Yes, this can be done easily with Disney Frozen® String Cheese. First of all, who doesn’t love string cheese? Second of all, it’s easily found in the dairy or snacking cheese of your local store! For me, that’s Stop & Shop. This snack is made with milk, and is a good source of calcium and protein. They are the perfect on-the-go, after-school, or lunchbox snack. My kids both love it!
2 – Rainbow fruit and meat/tortellini kebobs or skewers! There’s no end to the fun, and they’re easy to make too. You can obviously customize these to your kid’s liking. This is just what MY kids love to eat. And on a stick too! So easy.
3 – Food in fun shapes. Honestly, this doesn’t take long at all and is SO MUCH FUN! My kids love heart-shaped sandwiches and also this fun tree shape. I think it reminds them of New England in general, and of the giant Christmas tree we get.
4 – Messages! There are a lot of fun ways to send messages. Handwritten notes are top-notch. You can also write secret messages on bananas. Pretty much the best way to show love in a lunch box is with fun messages in their food!
5 – Lunch fondue! You can make dips with peanut butter and jelly, as well as hummus or yogurt. Then pack fun things to dip them in! This is really special. Des personally likes to dip string cheese in hummus. I think that sounds quite good!
Make every school lunch an adventure!
And those are some of the things we do to show love in back to school lunch. They’re all easy and fun things. I honestly don’t know what we’d do without Disney Frozen String Cheese. It’s such a fun and easy way to complement a lunchbox – and as part of an already wholesome meal. These quick and easy lunch and snacking solutions are perfect for busy families – totally helping your school lunch and after-school snacking game. Also, you can earn cash back with this Ibotta offer!