Here are the school lunches I packed last week for my kids!
Your school lunch questions answered:
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I try to pack a variety, only packing sandwiches on Fridays for what we call “Fun Friday” lunches with sandwich, chips, and a sweet treat. The kids have a lot of fun knowing that every day’s lunch will be different each time!
School Lunches I Packed August 28-September 1, 2023
1. Monday: Pizza, peaches, pickles, pineapple, and pistachios
The kids and I had a fun time choosing foods that all started with the letter P. It started with pizza and peaches, then we just went with it. ;)
2. Tuesday: Yogurt, granola bites, banana, and a “Spinach Muffin“
This was a fun change – to pack more of a breakfast-y type of lunch. There was a little banana mess smooshed into the bottoms of both lunch bags when they got home. But there’s almost always some sort of mess at the end of each school day. :)
3. Wednesday: Hotdog in a thermos, ketchup, veggies with dips, applesauce, oatmeal bar
I had never tried this before, but it worked well!
I cut four hotdogs into bites and cooked them in water. I put the steaming hotdog bites into their thermoses and instructed them to pour them into the lid of their thermos for easy access at lunchtime. They said it worked great!
This one took a tiny bit more time to pack simply because I was putting together different items based on their preferences. But the muffins were already in the freezer so all I had to do was grab them out and put them into containers (to keep them from becoming squished in the lunch bag).
5. Fun Friday: PB&J or Turkey and Cheese sandwich, chips of their choice, grapes, wafer cookie
I had picked up several bags of chips on big discount at Aldi last week so the kids had fun choosing what kind they wanted in their Friday lunch.
Have you packed anything fun in your kids’ lunchboxes recently? Share your ideas!