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.
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