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It’s back to school time. You can see it in every store you go into. Even though we homeschool, we have been shopping and preparing for back to school at our house, too! Back to school time also means it is time to prepare for packing your kid’s school lunch again. I have a few school lunch planning tips for you today. Next week, I will be sharing some vegetarian lunch ideas for your kids.
While we eat lunch at home most days and do not need to pack our lunches, once a week we have an all day homeschool co-op group that we meet with. We have to pack a lunch for the whole family that day. My kids have a few favorite things that they like to have included in their lunches. One of those things is Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish Crackers. They <3 them so much! We always try to keep these on hand for lunches.
You can find Goldfish Crackers on the bottom shelf on the snack food aisle at Walmart. This is smart marketing, I have to say. My kids always see them! 😉
School Lunch Planning Tips:
Tip #1: Keep easy to pack favorites on hand. Know what you kids love and stay stocked up on those favorites. A few of our other faves besides the fish crackers are fruit leathers, pistachios, rice cakes, fresh fruit & veggies, applesauce, and individual hummus and guacamole packs.
Tip #2: Provide variety. Nobody likes to eat the same thing all the time! Change things up, and rotate through a few favorites.
Tip #3: Involve your kids in the planning. Give them healthy options to choose from, but let them choose! They like having a say in what they are going to eat.
Tip # 5: Make clean up easy for them. I have a little handy secret to share with you. Kids get messy when they eat, so I love including Wet Ones singles in their lunches to make clean up easier. Wet Ones are a little tricky to find in Walmart (if you don’t know where to look), so I wanted to show you where I find them.
I remember the first time I tried to find them at Walmart and I had a tough time. They are not with paper towels and napkins, and they are not with baby wipes. They are near the hand sanitizer and kid soaps. They are super cheap, and well worth having on hand!
Next week, I will be sharing a couple of lunch idea favorites for your kids~ Stay tuned! Until then, be sure to enter the AWESOME contest and win a year’s supply of Wet Ones for your home & classroom plus $1000 in cash!
What are your best tips for planning school lunches?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® + Pepperidge Farm® . The opinions and text are all mine.