Istock_000001077786xsmall_2 Part of this week, we are dedicating it to prepare our busy readers for the "back-to-school" time with tips on how to build a fun, easy, tasty and nutritious lunch box.  Here are more ideas and tips to do that.  Plus, we include in this post a nice downloadable PDF document of cute, loving and fun notes and jokes that you can add to your children's lunch box. 

More tips and ideas you will love…

1. FREEZE: Place a frozen juice box in your kids’ lunch box as it’ll keep the food chilled and will be thawed by lunchtime.

2. Go for VARIETY: Make sandwiches using whole grain tortillas, bagels or pitas.
 
3. WIPES, WIPES: Pack antibacterial wet wipes so your kids can clean their hands before and after eating.

4. SNEAKY VEGGIES: Add grated veggies to sandwiches and wraps for crunch – your kids won’t notice they’re eating something that’s good for them!
 
5. DRESSING It up: Use small resealable bags to pack dressings. Kids can open one corner and simply squeeze onto salad, then discard.

6. Get DIPPING! Pack salsa, hummus, yogurt or salad dressing for your little ones to dunk their sandwich, veggies or fruit into.
 
7. PETITE works better: Make bite-sized and mini versions of regular foods like sandwiches. They work well for small appetites and are more likely to be eaten.

8. BE LOVING: Add a quick note to say good luck on a test or “I love you” – it will brighten your child’s day. Download LunchboxJokes_US_01.pdf and print it.

Famf98lunchtogo_chart_2 9. Get ORGANIZED: create you own schedule Monday-Friday of the menu you will prepare for lunch so that you know every morning or the night before what to do for lunch boxes.

10. CONSULT:  check out these sites for other fun and easy to do ideas for lunch boxes: www.familyfun.com and the Lunch Box Builder, and if your family is vegetarian, you may want to visit Vegetarian Lunch Box.

All these tips and ideas, will be available for download, print and laminate in our Useful Documents module on the left sidebar of the blog.

"Lunch boxing" can be an enjoyable activity!

– The Moms' Buzz

source: www.familyfun.com, www.kraftfoods.com.

About The Author

My real job in life is raising my 3 kids and having a nice, healthy and active family life. Along the way, I realized that motherhood didn’t come with a manual and frequently asked questions so I had to learn my way through with the help and advice of other mothers and that is how I decided to start a blog about tips for busy moms, The Moms Buzz, a lifestyle blog about only the buzz that matters. Modern moms are busy busy, and whatever tips make our lives easier we are ready to try them, we don’t have the time to read and read lengthy advices, but we can certainly read 1-2-3-SOLVED. Adriana is also the founder of ModaPreviewInternational.com and an established fashion/portrait photographer.

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2 Responses

  1. Laura

    One quick and easy sandwich makeover that I discovered while working on the marketing team for Hellmann’s is the Chicken Avocado wrap –
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cla856qvrJE
    It’s a healthy meal that can be made in minutes and tastes great. (You don’t even have to tell your kids it’s good for them)…

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  2. Emi

    This isn’t a food suggestion, but if you were looking to make lunch fun and encourage your child when they are at at school, I would recommend using PenPal Notes: Educational Lunch Notes (http://penpalnotes.com/). Modernizing the concept of lunch notes, these series tell a story and provide space on the back to write a personalized message!

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