Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Lunch Box Hero Follow-up

I had so many readers view and write to me about yesterday's post on lunches that I decided to write a follow-up. I don't blame parents for craving new ideas for kid's lunches. You need to come up with something every day! Kids get bored with the same food, and thrive on anything new and exciting. Anytime I pack something that it is out of the ordinary, the kids come home raving about how awesome their lunch was. I like to be awesome.
Here are some ideas I use to spice up my kids' lunch-bags:

Instead of regular yogurts, pack a yogurt drink.

Try substituting rainbow goldfish instead of regular goldfish for a change.

Add some cream cheese or chocolate fruit dip to go with their fruit.

Instead of a plain apple, cut it up and tie it with an elastic (to keep it from browning) and pack some brown sugar or caramel sauce to dip the apples in.

When I make sandwiches I use cookie cutters to cut them into fun shapes.

Invest in a good thermos with a straw and pack a yummy smoothie. I also do this for a quick breakfast-on-the-go if the kids are running late.

Ever think of packing a waffle with a side dish of syrup to dip it in? (Tip: cut the waffle into rectangle strips for easy dipping)

Here's a glimpse of today's lunch..mmmm.
Apple juice boxes
Rainbow Goldfish
Apple sliced with brown sugar
Chicken and cheese sandwich roll
Licorice sticks for a sweet treat

And I send a note in their lunch a few times a week just to let them know I'm thinking of them while we're apart.


  1. french toast works just as well as waffles! my kids love that! I have been much more creative this year with my planet box and it feel great! another easy yummy, you can freeze the extras for a quick lunch is pizza rolls

  2. and I love your notes, its something I always mean to do, my hubby is supposed ot be printing me lunch box jokes! (maybe one of these days they will make it home and into lunches!)

    1. Oh, and thanks for the pizza buns idea! I'll be trying that soon!

  3. I'll often write my note on a napkin that I might tuck into their lunch bag. Even a smiley face and two kisses and a hug (xxo) The cut out sandwiches are always enjoyed more than the plain ones. :0)

  4. Now that's one amazing lunchbox! I would really love to have one of those! I love the note on the top of the lunchbox.

    1. Thanks! It's always fun to think up fun notes for them!


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