Are you beginning to fall back into a school time routine? Or just about to go back to school? How are lunches going? Falling back into the same old routine with those too? Kids complaining about not wanting yet another pb&j tomorrow? Hey, it’s ok. We’ve all been there! We want our kids to eat well while they are away at school, however the options can just seem so limited. Not anymore! Rock the Lunchbox is here to help. Rock the Lunchbox is a nation wide campaign ready to help you jump start the school with fresh and tasty lunchbox ideas. They’re here to help you find a match between what our kids want and what’s healthy for our kids to eat.
As we started to plan for back to school lunches, I asked each of them to draw me a picture of their perfect meal. This is what they gave me.
Not bad. I see some grains, fruit, veggies and meat in there. Guess what I don’t see? Yup, I don’t see a boring pb&j or other “standard” lunchbox additions. My kids actually want to see good tasting and good for them food in their lunches. So after taking a look at their idea of the perfect lunch, together we set out to come up with a fresh meal plan that made everybody happy.
First, my daughter said that she wanted to see pizza in her lunch pail. That can certainly be done by easily toasting together some cheese, marinara, olives and pepperoni between two tortillas. They’re easy to eat with little to no mess. Second she wanted some fruit. With this super cute bento style lunchbox provided by Laptop Lunches, I was easily able to fill the provided compartments with her favorite fresh fruits. The lunchbox compartments even came with their own lids so our applesauce wouldn’t spill out! The best part is that everything is re-usable and dishwasher safe! Plus, we added in our favorite juicebox from Honest Kids. #organic
In order to get more ideas, beyond the ones my daughter and I came up with, I headed on over to the Rock the Lunchbox website where I found tons of valuable information. Here you can find reader submitted images of lunchbox ideas, plus money saving coupons for some of your favorite organic food brands to help you get your school year started right.
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