Recently my daughter moved to a new class at daycare and now I have to pack her lunch. I am already super busy and didn’t want to pack lunch her a lunch every morning. I decided I would just prep everything in one day and then all I have to do is make a sandwich every night.
What I do is pack all the “sides” every Sunday afternoon/evening. I try to do a fruit, veggie, cracker and sometimes a string cheese.
I pack all her lunches in divider Tupperware containers and then I just make her a sandwich every night. You could probably do them ahead of time as well but I don’t because I’m worried about the sandwich getting soggy. If you don’t want to pack them in containers for the week you can pack everything in baggies and put them in a Tupperware to grab and throw in the lunch box each morning. Just a few examples of items I send – oranges, cheese, grapes, and carrots.
A couple alternatives to sandwiches I’ve done are to create my own Lunchable – I cut lunch meat, cheese and put crackers in her lunch. I have also thrown a piece of banana bread or pumpkin bread in instead of a sandwich. She loves it. She is a great eater and really loves veggies and fruit. Another thing she really loves are nuts! Try to think outside the box. If you need ideas Google it – there are a lot of great ideas out there!
One thing you may have noticed in the first picture are the heart shaped containers holding some of the sides. They are Wilton’s Silicone Baking Cups. They are made to make muffins and cupcakes. I got mine at Joann’s with a 40% off coupon for around $7.00. 12 come in a pack and they also have square ones that are blue and green.
Do you have an great lunch tips? Or other time saving tips you do during the school year??