This post is sponsored by Stonyfield as part of their YoGetters Blog Ambassador program. Affiliate links present in this post.
It’s that time again, school started back this last week and my daughter wants to pack her lunch this year. Our lunchbox station is overflowing so I’m kind of glad these supplies will get some use again this year. Last year I think both of the kids bought lunch 90% of the time. Now, to find fast easy lunch ideas that are healthy(ish) that won’t come back home (or get traded).
Our friends over at Stonyfield, Justin’s and PackIt sent us a few goodies to get started, the rest were found at our local WalMart and Publix stores. My daughter is pretty easy with the main course, she really likes ham and/or turkey sandwiches. The only tricky part is that her school is a nut-free school, so the Justin’s will have to stay at home for our afternoon snack. Here are a few ideas to help kick start your school lunches and bring a little variety.
- Pasta Salad
- English Muffin Pizzas
- Homemade Lunchables (Cheese, Crackers & Meat)
- Stonyfield YoKids Organic Squeezers
- Justin’s Snack Packs (these do contain nuts, so skip for a nut-free option)
- Mozzarella Cheese Pearls
- Grape Tomatoes
- Baby Carrot Sticks
- Frozen Peas or Edamame
- Oloves (found these at WalMart….yummy!!!)
- Hard boiled eggs
- Barbara’s Cheese Puffs
- Barbara’s Snackimals Cookies
- Homemade Fruit Leather
How to Make Fun Hard Boiled Eggs: To use the molds, when you are done boiling the egg quickly peel the hot egg and place in the mold until chilled. To find these and other cute egg molds: http://amzn.to/2aUAvwD (affiliate link)
Looking for a new lunchbox? We’ve tried all types of fun lunch boxes but these are a few of our favorites.
Top: PackIt Freezeable Lunch Kits (affiliate links)
Bottom: Old fashioned metal (tin) lunch box (this one came from Sea World) and Ju Ju Be Fuel Cell
Pretty much every year I’ve done some type of school lunch post, here are a few of my favorites.
For More Fun with Bentos for School Lunches
How do you keep school lunches fun? Do you have a favorite snack or lunch container? Favorite recipe to share? Leave a comment below and share your ideas.
Disclosure: Stonyfield, Justin’s and PackIt supplied some of the goodies for this post. All ideas and opinions are our own and ones that my kids will actually enjoy. Affiliate links present in this post.
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Angela @ happy fit mama says
Those hard boiled egg molds are adorable! Must get!!
Jen | Green Baby Deals says
I can always use some lunch ideas, thanks!
Meghan Cooper says
These are all great choices that we also love feeding our kiddos!
Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen says
Love these ideas! I have egg molds, too – I’m looking forward to surprising my 4yo with them!
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