This post is sponsored by Welch’s® Fruit Snacks. I am being compensated for this post. All comments and opinions are my own.
We are busy getting ready for the new school year, and it is time to stock up on everything that we need to get it together. From snacks to school supplies, this is one of my favorite times to fill my pantry. If you are ready to tackle the school year, keep reading to print out my lunchbox lists! These lunchbox lists will help you get organized with a main course, a snack, a fruit, and a vegetable! Inspired by Welch’s® Fruit Snacks, here are my best tips to help you get ready for the school year!
Main Dish and Sides: There is no reason your kids lunches need to be complicated or time consuming. Just start with one main dish for the bulk of the lunch (usually including protein), and have a couple of sides. In fact, many of the compartment boxes for kids lunches, like Bento Boxes, have room for one bigger item, then smaller compartments for other items. One of my favorite lunches to pack is a sandwich, a piece of fruit, fresh veggies, and Welch’s Fruit Snacks!
Some main dish ideas are a sandwich, a wrap w/a tortilla or lettuce, or meat like chicken breast or turkey roll-ups.
For the snack, there are many options! I like to pack Welch’s Fruit Snacks, they’re always a favorite!
Then I’ll pack veggies like raw broccoli, carrot sticks, or celery, and some fruit like grapes, pineapple, cut up peaches or pears.
Welch’sFruit Snacks are made with real fruit and you can really taste the difference. Since fruit is the 1st ingredient, they taste delicious. We picked up the Mixed Fruit and Berries ‘n Cherries varieties.
More Lunchtime Meal Planning Tips:
Prep Lunches Before the School Week Starts: Once you have started planning out their lunches for the week, you can then start thinking about when to put them together. Do your chopping, weighing, and measuring on the weekend you won have to worry about their lunches each morning or the evening before. Many food items for kids can last in the fridge for several days, so with more containers, you are able to do a little more prep work.
Have the Kids Help Out: Want your kids to eat their lunch? Let them help! This not only takes some of the work off your shoulders and teaches your kids how to prepare their own food, but it makes it more exciting when they go to eat their lunch. put it together with foods they enjoy, they are much more likely to eat everything.
Printable Lunchbox Checklists
Ready to make your own lunchbox list this year?
Are you ready to pack lunch this year? I hope these tips help you!