Wednesday, September 11, 2013

#WW: School Lunch

The only way I know Amelia will actually eat lunch while at school is if I pack it myself. I know her favorites! Balancing Mamas need to try to stay organized to survive 5-day-a-week lunch packing. Despite the price (and being less eco-friendly), I have to rely on the convenient individual packets of snacks and fruits. And for other items, I try to wash, chop, and store in little containers so I can simply grab and pack each morning.

Oh, and thank goodness for a thermos! Now I can add macaroni-n-cheese and baked beans to the school lunch selections. Those are her favorite foods, but eating them cold was no fun! I found a stainless steel small thermos that is a lifesaver. 

What are your school lunch solutions? 
 

10 comments :

  1. I need to find a solution to the food warming. I can do so much more. I wish the classrooms had a microwave and maybe have some type of system to where at least the older kids can warm their foods up. Great selections of food

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  2. I always pack Red's favorites, too. I know the teachers must think we pack the same thing over and over, but at 2, he's in a SUPER picky eater phase and won't eat very many things!

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  3. Baby helps pack her school lunch now that she is older. Great to get them involved at a young age. I need check out a thermos too. Baby might be interested in a hot lunch occasionally when the weather turns cooler.

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  4. I need to start prepping like this!

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  5. The thermos helps us a ton! And, since I'm packing three lunches a couple days a week, I feel like I'm doing that same type of prep work every day:)

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  6. My son loves to take soup!

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  7. We're struggling with just 3 days a week and a picky eater.
    A.J.'s school director just reminded me to pack a separate snack for him since he usually doesn't like the group snack :(
    Ughhhh

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  8. These are great lunch selections. I've been toying with the idea of letting my kids take their lunch again

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  9. Only one of my kids likes to take a lunch. The other one like School lunch #gofigure

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  10. The thermos is a great idea. I remember how much I used to love a good pudding cup when I was a kid.

    Have you ever read the blog neverseconds? It was created by a child to document what she was being fed in school (and try to get more nutritionally sound options in school). Kids from other countries also send in pics of their lunches, and it is interesting to see what they eat.

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