Includes a new video every Friday that can only be seen by those who are subscribed, plus a free inspirational gift when you sign up! I am always looking for new ideas on what to feed my very picky kids, so I have been looking through blogs to find some new ideas. Filed Under: Cooking, Parenting About BethanyOn the quest to be the most glamorous housewife of all time. When they are at home, my kids tend to choose the same thing to eat almost every day, so I’ve decided not to stress myself too much on variety.
At the school my grandchildren go, they arent allowed to bring anything with nuts… so that cuts out alot! As the author of the blog you mentioned above I have to say that it’s really not that hard to keep the food from spilling onto each other.
It's a common refrain in kitchens across America as parents gear up for another school year. Get creative by putting together a boxed lunch that's artfully packed and pleasing to the eye (as well as the palette). Even if you can't make cartoon characters, having a little fun with shapes and colors in the lunch box can go a long way. Sitarzewski doesn't even buy toothpicks; instead, she uses raw spaghetti to hold her elaborate designs together.
A handful of leftover green beans from dinner might seem like trash scraps, but instead, Copley tucks them into a corner of the bento box as part of tomorrow's lunch. I’ve actually partnered up with Horizon Organic to provide resources that help parents guide their kids to make healthy choices as we head back into the school year. Hopefully, these Lunch Box Ideas and notes will help you as you start the whole Back to School season in a healthy way.
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of FIVE stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. Our Meal Plans are designed to help you add variety to your family’s lunches and meals.
To help you get out of your sandwich routine a little, we’ve put together a post with Non-Sandwich Lunch Ideas! There’s a reason our Homemade Chicken Nugget recipe has been pinned more than 2,000 times. I just purchased the Yumbox bento lunch box and it has several compartments but it doesn’t leak.
Look into Kids Konserve round containers (they don’t leak), Lunchbots leak proof rounds or their click lock containers (leaf proof).
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As it turns out there is a multitude of lunch ideas, just not ones any normal parent can recreate.
It is made up of an apple (my kids get an apple every day!), thin pretzels, bagel with cream cheese, cashews, grapes, and frozen lemonade.
The kids are getting a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, olive oil popcorn, grapes, granola bar, lemonade, green apple, and as a special treat the horrible fruit gushers.
I did get some new ideas from my research such as hard boiled eggs, pop corn, and pasta, but I am always looking for new ideas.
My kids are mostly vegetarian, so cutting out nuts cuts out a major part of their fat and protein. We make our own trail mix with sunflower seeds, raisins, pretzels, cheerios, chex cereal, and one candy either smarties, jelly beans or skittles. I think it is fantastic that you found a system that works for you, and probably works for many others- it just doesn’t work for me. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. When Heather Sitarzewski, 42, the Colorado mom and graphic designer behind LunchboxAwesome, started revamping her 8-year-old son's lunches, she used what she had: Tupperware and a paring knife. But for those who want to buy a bento box -- which conveniently come in cute shapes and colors appealing to kids -- it's a one-time investment. Some creative moms are turning lunch into an art, making quirky and imaginative bento box meals that are almost too cute to eat.
From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. You can reach hundreds of thousands in the creative community through advertisements and giveaways. The best part about pancakes is when you make one big batch, you can freeze them so they’re ready at your fingertips for breakfast on the go or in your lunch box. Our gluten- and grain-free crust recipe can be made into different fun shapes with your choice of toppings. It’s a great way to use up leftover sides from dinner, rolled into a delicious wrap for lunch! My son likes sliced tomatoes and tomato juice leaks out of that section into his other sections. They come with sealable containers that fit inside, a little one for dips and a big one for substantial items.
Your information will not be shared with any third party and you can unsubscribe at any timeWant MORE Ideas Like this one? The edamame came directly from the freezer and defrosts by the time lunch time rolls around.
I don’t normally put the gushers in their lunch, and I only do lemonade in the summer (juice or soy milk for the school year) but it is the last week of camp and I wanted to reward them for good behavior.
I would get them something vintage and awesome, but they really don’t care about such things.

Fruits in season,apples, grapes, oranges, pears,strawberries(spring months),veggies such as carrot sticks, celery sticks, grape tomatoes.
Moms and experts alike say getting creative with lunch actually can inspire even picky kid eaters to take a bite. For kids who are easily distracted in the cafeteria, that's hardly enough time to unwrap a sandwich, much less eat it. We tell kids not to play with their food, but you know how grandparents like to break all the rules? Click through to see creations from Heather Sitarzewski's Lunchbox Awesome, Wendy Copley's Bento Box Gallery, and Seattle foodie Kelli Kirk. Just this past week I bought the kids new lunch boxes, and I’ve also been thinking of lunch box food ideas too! Don’t worry, we got you covered, including two delicious new MOMables recipes in this post! Stop buying the unhealthy bagged ones in the freezer section, and make your own for dinners or lunches. I can put my extra time into planning and being a better homeschool mom all while having confidence I am giving my kids healthy meals too!
Both the lemonade and frozen apple sauce become slushy, which my kids love-and no need for an ice pack, which I love. Be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter on the side or top bar so you won't miss the Friday video that can only be seen by those who receive the newsletter. But I know he’s eating good and his tummy is full I just prep it all in bulk and freeze it in lunch-size portions and pull it out as needed.
I wasn’t allowed to eat packaged food when I was growing up and now I find myself drawn to snacky food items.
But a lunch packed entirely in one box, in bite-sized pieces and fun shapes, goes down fast and easy. Desserts would be slice of cake or cupcake, a slice of pie, homemade choc or peanutbutter fudge. I am trying to help my kids learn that excess is bad, but moderation- like a cookie or granola bar is just fine in a healthy diet.
The peanut butter and frosting gets all over everything as the blueberries fall out of that adorable container and are smashed by the plum.
When it was cold we would get a thermos of our favorite soup with saltines instead of a sandwich. Drink was always white milk from lunch room (we had no choice on this)Hope this gives you something to try.

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