My Guide and Tips for Making Lunch
I believe in my kids eating a balanced meal over the entire day- meaning if lunch is fruit heavy, than dinner will feature more vegetables. While in the ideal world every meal would be perfectly balanced, I know my kids and what they will and won't eat and so do my best for the entire day. My son, for example, does not like that many raw vegetables, he will eat lots of cooked vegetables though. So his lunches do not usually have too many vegetables as let's be honest, cooked vegetables in the morning will be yucky cold vegetables by lunch.
--EASY is Best
We have all seen those lunches with everything cut into a cute shapes and gold fish crackers "swimming" in blue jello; but my question is what do those lunches look/taste like by the time they are shoved into a backpack, transported to school and sitting there until lunch? Yes, I want something my kids will enjoy but I also want it to survive the trip. Plus I am just not going to take the time to make lunches like that.
--The Lunch Box
I use a divided Ziploc Container to put the lunches in, so I had to find a lunch box big enough to fit it.
I found both of these lunch boxes at Target both of which are Embark brand. In my son's lunchbox the container is able to sit in it flat where as my daughter's it is turned sideways; but we have not had any food leakage problems with the Ziploc Containers even sideways.
The container fits in nicely and then I place a couple of ice packs and the drink box on top of the container. I have packed lunches this way for two years now and my son has never complained of warm or mushed food.
I bought the Ziploc Divided Rectangular Container at Target, they come in a 2 pack.
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Now what you have all been waiting for-
To help this post not be too incredibly long you can click through 22 more lunch ideas below; just click on the lunch you want to see and it will enlarge, you can then scroll through.
What is your favorite thing for lunch?
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