Getting the kids to eat their lunch can sometimes be difficult. Here are 12 tips to help make lunch less of a chore and more kid friendly and fun, and with the summer flying by you will get a head start at school lunch ideas.
A great idea to save some time these will keep just fine for about 4-6 weeks. Just take one out of the freezer in the morning, pack it, and it will be thawed and ready to go by lunch time.
The rest of the lunch will stay nice and cool, and the drink should thaw by lunch time.
You can keep dry goods on the counter and perishables in the fridge. This saves time, helps eliminates the same-thing-every-day problem, and gives your kids some options to choose from.
They’re an easy, prep-free way to add protein to your kid’s lunch, and will keep fine in the fridge. Pack with a little container of salt and pepper for dipping.
It’s gotta get done one way or the other, but you’re a lot less likely to be frazzled (and thus pack a better, healthier lunch) when you’re not rushing to get out the door. You can also kill two birds by packing up leftovers from dinner.
Pack your sandwich or a wrap with a hummus snack pack or a fresh fruit pack.
This a great way to make lunch a little more fun and takes literally five seconds. Plus it will drastically increase the odds of your kid actually eating the sandwich you pack. Because food in fun shapes is considered 1000x more delicious by children.
Are your kids upset that you won’t buy them Lunchables? Cure this by packing up cute divided tupperware with real versions of all the same foods (plus some actual fruit or veggies, for good measure).
A great trick for people who don’t have hours to spend on an elaborate lunch. Just wrap tightly in plastic wrap and stick ‘em on.
Who doesn’t love food on a stick?
from wraps to quesadillas, pinwheels, and DIY mini pizzas.