Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Back-to-School Lunchbox Ideas

I can't believe it's already time to start talking about back-to-school anything, much less lunchbox ideas! We only have one more year before Kindergarten (cue all the tears!), and since the boys are both in preschool together this year, I am really enjoying packing their lunches and only having to do it two days a week! ;) 



The biggest thing that helps me is packing them the night before {I use these containers and also these silicone muffin liners} so we can just stick an ice pack {these are my favorites} in their lunch box and go on school mornings. Anything to make it less hectic, right?! 

So here are some of our basic lunch ideas. I don't get too crazy and I most certainly am not the mom making animal shapes with toothpicks and jackfruit over here! ;) I pack what I know my boys will eat so the lunchbox will come home empty. 

Here are some ideas: 

Walker: 
+ Turkey Wrap (mozzarella or cheddar string cheese wrapped with one slice of turkey) 
+ Baby carrots + hummus cup (found at Sam's Club) 
+ Pirate's Booty 
+ Blueberries 

Knox: 
+ Turkey Wrap (mozzarella or cheddar string cheese wrapped with one slice of turkey) 
+ Hardboiled egg, halved
+ Pirate's Booty 
+ Raspberries 



This was my "easier" day; they each got the same thing, except Knox likes "yellow cheese sticks" while Walker will only eat "white cheese sticks." 

+ Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich (I use one piece of bread per boy, half it and then half it again) 
+ String cheese
+ Strawberries 
+ Honey Teddy Grahams 
+ Mini muffin 


Also another day where they got the same thing except for a different type of string cheese. ;) 

+ Turkey wrap (mozzarella or cheddar string cheese wrapped with one slice of turkey) 
+ Hardboiled egg, halved
+ Sweet potato chips 
+ Fruit salad (strawberries + blueberries) 
+ Mini muffin 


Walker: 
+ DIY "Lunchable": Ritz crackers, sliced deli turkey, sliced cheddar cheese 
+ Baby carrots + hummus 
+ Fruit salad (blueberries + raspberries) 
+ Applesauce pouch (not pictured)

Knox: 
+ DIY "Lunchable": Ritz crackers, sliced deli turkey, sliced cheddar cheese
+ Baby carrots 
+ Fruit salad (blueberries + raspberries)
+ Mini muffin 


Walker: 
+ Heart-shaped PBJ sandwich (just make a PBJ sandwich like normal and use a heart-shaped metal cookie cutter to cut out) 
+ Baby carrots + hummus 
+ Grapes 
+ Half of a Kodiak Cakes blueberry + lemon protein muffin

Knox:
+ Heart-shaped PBJ sandwich (see above)
+ Baby carrots
+ Grapes, cut in half
+ Cheddar cheese stick 
+ Half of a Kodiak Cakes blueberry + lemon protein muffin 



Pretty easy stuff! Nothing life-changing or revolutionary, but I always like peeking into other people's lunchboxes myself, so I thought I'd share here. 

And speaking of my favorite back-to-school things (not sponsored, just my true favorites): 

+ These preschool-sized backpacks and these matching lunchboxes 
+ These water bottles 
+ These silicone muffin liners
+ These Bento-style containers
+ These ice packs 


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10 comments:

  1. Saving these ideas for next year when Camden will go to full-day pre-school! (Sob). Love those lunch containers!!

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  2. My little guy is soooo picky and he might like one thing today but not tomorrow, drives me nuts!! Thank you for the tips!!

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  3. These all look so great! After seeing all these back to school posts, I think I want a backpack, lunch box, new school outfit and to be in school again haha!

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  4. annnd I'm all sorts of excited! I was literally just about to start pinning some lunch ideas because starting next Wednesday, I'll also be packing twice a week for Miss A. Thanks for sharing these!

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  5. I wish I could get my kids to eat a hardboiled egg! That would be a great lunch addition. My 4yr old loves deli meat roll-ups, so I know I will be packing a lot of those this year.

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  6. These are the exact same kind of lunches my kids love as well. I wish I could get mine to eat a hard boiled egg! My kids love their lunchmeat rolled up and prefer it compared to a sandwich. I think it is so important to pack things that they will eat. My kids would love these lunches!

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  7. These are so cute! They would even be good for my husband and I in our lunches!

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  8. And I just bought a backpack and bento boxes. Thank you! But seriously I do not miss packing E's lunch now that school provides it, but these are great ideas.

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  9. Such great ideas! Bento containers make lunch so much easier. I actually really enjoy packing preschool lunch!

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  10. Love these - we have very similar lunch box ideas x

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