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This year is going to be a tough one for me. My sweet Jackson is headed off to preschool. Although he’ll only be there a couple days a week, between school, appointments, and extra-curriculars (hello, swimming and soccer!), we’re going to be busy bees in a couple of months. One of the ways I plan to be in control of our busy schedules is by preparing our lunches.
Just because your kids aren’t school-aged, doesn’t mean you don’t have a need for a lunchbox. Packed lunches are ideal for toddlers and preschoolers because they allow you to have their favorite foods on hand during busy days. And I don’t know about you, mama, but I love when I don’t feel the need to go through a drive-thru to feed my hungry kids.
Read on for my tips on packing lunches for kids who aren’t quite school-aged:
This is key, especially if you have more than one little one. I like the convenience of having food individually packaged so we can graze on the go. Reusable plastic containers, like bento boxes, are a great option for food that doesn’t come in its own container. Kroger also has a great line of organic snacks that come individually packaged that we absolutely love.
Skip the Sandwich
In my experience, kids are not the biggest fans of sandwiches. Plus, they’re messy and don’t travel well. RITZ sandwich crackers, applesauce pouches, string cheese, and pre-washed/cut fruit make for easy to pack lunch goodies. I found my RITZ crackers at my local Kroger. Find your local Kroger/Kroger Family of Stores to get your RITZ crackers here.
Find a Cute Lunchbox
Both my son and daughter love our monkey lunch bag. I like to make mealtimes as fun as possible, sometimes it’s the only way to get my picky eaters to eat!
Do you pack lunches for your young children? Have any additional tips? Share them in the comments below!