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One of the most common Back to School complaints I hear from other moms: School lunches. Sure it is a lot easier to just let them buy lunches at school, but I mean, have you seen some of the things they serve up in the schools? And it's not cheap either. I have been blessed with boys who have a healthy appetite. And by healthy I mean they like to eat not only what is good for them, but a lot of it. Growing boys, I tell you! Thankfully they are not to picky, love to try new things and they are great about making good food choices.
I have learned a few things over the last 7 years of packing lunches. First being that you have to pick your battles. You have to be creative. And sandwiches everyday, gets old really fast so try to mix it up every now and then. Tip: Wrap your sandwiches in wax paper. This will help keep the sandwich fresher. Annie's has some great Lunch Box ideas if you need some inspiration!
|The middle schooler packs up a little bit of everything.|
|Packed by my 7 year old. Turkey and Lettuce Wraps and Annie's Cheddar Bunnies.|
Like their certified organic yogurts. Made with whole milk and filled with organic berries and bananas. No artificial colors, flavoring or high fructose corn syrup. They are low in sugar and still taste great! Plus, Calcium! This mom approves! Tip: Pop these tubes into the freezer first thing in the morning or overnight. Then when you add them to your lunch box, they will not only act as an extra ice pack but by lunch they will be ready and still cold.
And the new Chewy Granola Bars are great! They are everything they say they are. Perfectly chewy and full of chocolates. They have 8g of whole grains and are the perfect size for the boys. They are not crumbly so and turns out they are easy to eat in between classes without making a mess.
See! Lunches don't have to be complicated. They can be filling, delicious and still be organic and healthing than . Show of hands, who packs lunches for their kids? Hopefully now you have a few more ideas that you can add into your lunches. A final Tip: Don't let lunchtime be a struggle. Instead check out Annie's and let them help you find some great tasting and healthy options. Lunches will never be the same! Mom and kid approved!