So our 3 boys trekked back-to-school today, and—among other things—I forgot about the joys of packing lunches for 3 growing boys with different tastes at 6:45 AM. Lovely. The only saving graces were that: 1) they were too concerned about larger issues to grumble about their P, B & Js today; and 2) I remembered that we have a ton of good stuff here on the site to make school lunches easier.
A bit of schoolfamily.com searching, and I'm already better prepared for tomorrow morning:
1. I do need to do a better job of keeping the kids food safe. This article on food safety for school lunches made me think.
2. I ran across this MomCooks site (even though DadCooks, too) and thought these were some excellent ideas for brown bag lunches your kids will eat. We have a similar article on lunch ideas for kids here.
3. Also think I'll download a couple of these fun lunchbag labels to use, maybe on Fridays.
Three lunches per day for 180 days.... hmmmmm... only 537 lunchboxes left to fill this year. Egads!
Do you have any favorite school lunch tips of your own? I'm all ears.
Editor's note: Please take a look at our new School Family Recipe Share for more ideas about school lunches, as well as quick and easy dinners, recipes that kids can make by themselves, and much more! Send us your favorite recipes, and we'll include them in our Recipe Share.