It’s How We…Wednesday! Once a month, Erika and I host a link up where we talk about how we (fill in the blank). We’ll share and then we’re hoping you’ll link up and share too…because I LOVE learning new things from you ladies! So far this year, we’ve discussed…
JANUARY: Our New Year’s Resolutions.
FEBRUARY: How we take care of ourselves
MARCH: How we mom fail and live to talk about it
APRIL: How we spring clean/organize
MAY: How we transition our wardrobe
JUNE: How we plan our summer vacations
JULY: How we motivate our kids
And this month…HOW WE PACK LUNCHES!
Okay, every May when I see stuff like this on social media, I laugh my head off…
…because it’s so true!!!!! Hahahahaha! It makes me laugh every time!
In September, friends, I’m a fairly good “lunch maker”, but by the end of school, I’ve lost all motivation.
We’ve talked about it already and here’s what we’re going to do this school year. After I tell you, I’d LOVE to hear your suggestions and ideas too!!
This year…I’m going to make my two big kids make their own lunches every day.
This was basically Smith’s reaction.
Kensington was pumped…Smith was not.
I’ve always made their lunches for school (my kids do not want to eat the cafeteria lunches), but this year, I’m passing the baton. We made a list of things they would want in their lunch, and I told them I would buy everything…they just have to assemble. Easy enough, right? #wellsee
I’ve blogged many times about these…
Smith says he’s too big for them this year (and needs more food than they hold), but Kensington, Ashby and Madeley still want to use them. They’re great for serving little individual bites of things that I normally wouldn’t pack in a lunch (like salsa).
Here is what my kids said they want in their lunches every day this year:
1. Kensington really wants me to start putting leftovers in her lunch. Now, it won’t be hot by the time she eats (and they can’t heat it up there), so if you have suggestions for great containers to keep food warm in a lunch box, please share!
3. Wraps (my kids prefer wraps to sandwiches most days)
4. Trail mix
6. Chips and salsa
7. Celery and peanut butter
8. Carrots and ranch
9. Cheese slices
10. Any fruit (strawberries, grapes, blueberries, bananas etc)
13. Goldfish crackers
14. something sweet
Nothing crazy out of the ordinary here! I do like to assemble most of their lunch on Sunday afternoon (bag up things like carrots, chips and grapes, divide up yogurt, make sandwiches that won’t get soggy, etc). I told my big kids they can do the same or they can make them every day instead.
Question for you guys…
…our town just opened a Costco this summer, so I went the other day to stock up on things for school lunches. I used to drive to the next town over when the kids were little and buy things like diapers and wipes from Costco, but it’s been awhile, and I need some tips! All of you Costco experts out there, what should I be buying in bulk that my kids would love in their lunches? We bought things like Veggie Straws, yogurt, packages of goldfish and such the other day, but I know there are probably so many things I could get that would make our lunch making even easier (and more fun!). If you have ideas, please tell me!
I have been pinning back to school lunch ideas here…
…so check it out if you need some more inspiration 🙂 .
Okay…your turn! What’s your strategy for school lunches? Tips? Ideas? Suggestions? Please share!!
If you missed this on Monday…
…check it out HERE.
If you blogged How We…Wednesday today too, make sure you link up below!
Here’s a list of what’s coming up the rest of the year…
Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you have the BEST day!