Anyway, on to some fun lunch and snack ideas. I have been pretty creative with my kids lunches so far. I know it's only been a couple days, but I hope I can keep it up and not go back to plain old sandwiches.
O.k. so for instance, for my girls lunches, they really wanted Lunchables and they always ask for them, but even on sale they're pretty pricey when you have to buy a bunch of them so I got a box of crackers (on sale), package of lunch meat and cheese slices (also on sale). It's so much cheaper and my girls love the variety. I'm also thinking of making a bunch of little flat breads and freezing them for a "make your own pizza" lunch for Elsa especially. She doesn't like lunch meat and really can't get away from peanut butter sandwiches. She has requested those everyday so far. Just peanut butter though. At least I save money on jam. Crazy girl. I've also pinned a bunch of ideas on Pinterest. Here are some of those...
My kids love Phineas and Ferb! I think they would love to open the lunches and see this and they might even eat it all too. (fingers crossed)
I think this is so cute and so simple. I think I will definitely be doing this!
Another favorite of my kids. Good Ol' Wallace and Gromit.
I don't see myself going this extreme over some of these, but they still are so cute and this website has a lot ideas too!For my boys lunches it's a little more tricky because they have lockers now that are outside and get hot especially right now that it is still summer. So to keep their lunches cool, I got some really great ice packs, and insulated lunch sacks. Also, I make their sandwiches on frozen bread so by the time it's time to eat, their sandwiches are thawed out and taste fresh. I also put in a cold bottle of water (with the drink mix) to help in the "keeping things cool" dept.
Some day I'd like to get these lunch containers to minimize the sandwich baggies. Such a waste of money, but so necessary. I've actually had my eye on these containers for a while. Just never done anything about it. One of these days though I'm going to snatch these babies up. Right now they're sold out though until late September.
Well, that's all for now. What have you done so far for your kids lunches? Whether they're in school or not, there are some great ideas for making lunches more fun.
See you tomorrow when I'll be talking about some Healthy Living!