Hey yall! Are you excited for lunch box week? I am! For me, lunch is the hardest meal to put together and be creative with for some reason. I feel like Im always giving the kids the same thing over and over. Do you ever feel like that? [Say yes so Im not alone!] When Ryley went to VBS a few weeks ago I was determined to plan a new lunch box idea for her every day. And I did! I thought I’d share these easy homemade recipes and hopefully we can master lunch together!
Every day this week I will share a new lunch box idea with yall. Ill show you how I put everything in the box as well as my ingredient list for that day. These are not super hard but they are child friendly and most importantly – healthy!
I really love the idea of bento boxes for the kids but they can get kinda pricey. I found this sistema lunch box at World Market for less then $5. It has the separated compartments that work perfect for putting all the kids food in one container. Which I love.
For today’s healthy pb&j lunch I used:
- Organic Peanut Butter
- Organic Apricot Preserves
- Organic Raisens
- Cheese Sticks
- Organic Blue Corn Chips
I used a star cookie cutter to make a fun shaped sandwich for the kids and to cut the crusts off. They are always excited about lunch when its in a fun shape. Again, they have bento shapes you can buy but I used one of the many cookie cutters I already own.
Everything else fits nicely in the container and the kids have a healthy lunch to take to school. Did I mention its healthy? I was sending the kids to school with lunchables for the longest time until I read the back of the box. There is so much junk in those that I didn’t feel comfortable eating them three days a week. We are trying to reduce the amount of processed food we eat and making the kids lunches was a big step. Plus, it doesnt take long to throw together a nice lunch if you have the ingredients on hand. Oh and its healthier.
What do your kids eat for lunch most days?
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