If there’s one thing we know, it’s that meal prepping saves time and makes life easier. If you’ve got dinner handled but want to make sure your kids are taking awesome lunches with them to school, we can help. Here are 5 tips for packing school lunches:
Have a set of good lunch packing supplies in a place that makes sense and is organized. This will help increase efficiency and reduce frustration.
2. Plan It Out
The plan doesn’t have to be too detailed but have a basic idea of what you’ll be packing each day of the week. Something like “Mon-Pasta, Tues-Leftover quesadilla, Wed-Soup, etc” is enough to have a basic outline that you can even repeat with small variations each week.
3. Follow a Healthy Formula
To make this part real simple, go with this combo: protein + fruit + veggies + carb. This will ensure you create a balanced and satisfying meal that you and your kids can be happy about.
4. Pack Lunch Early
Pack lunches ahead of time every time. Try and make it a habit whether it’s as soon as you get home each day, before you go to bed, or while dinner is cooking. Reduce the morning insanity by at least having lunch ready to go.
5. Shop and Prep Ahead of Time
Buying everything you need for the week at one time will make packing lunches easy. Additionally, you can do things like portion out grapes or cut celery sticks ahead of time to make things even easier.