Back to School: Making Lunches Easier and Fun!

Back to school also means back to packing lunches. Here are some tips to make lunch packing and lunch eating easier and more fun. [x_video type="16:9, 5:3, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2" m4v="" ogv="" poster="" hide_controls="" autoplay="" embed='' no_container="true"]

Embrace Leftovers

Leftovers get a lot of hate, but I think they're awesome. They're easy and many foods actually taste better the next day. Find out if there's a microwave available to reheat things (in glass of course!). If there isn't once, pack things that taste good cold or use a thermos.

Get the Kids Involved

Kids always want more say-so in their life and lunch packing is  great way to give it to them. Letting a child make decisions about what goes in their lunch box makes them more excited about lunch time and more likely to eat what you've packed.

DIY Lunchables

Assembling food at the lunch table is fun and it also prevents things like sandwiches from getting soggy. Take the unhealthy, ultra processed store bought version and flip it on it's head by making your own at home.

Get Creative

Lunch can get boring as the year goes on and you get stuck in the habit of making the same things all the time. Switch up your normal fare by making things a little more interesting. Using a cookie cutter is a great way to transform your typical sandwich into stars, hearts, or whatever shapes you like!