Need some new lunch box ideas? Are you wondering what to Pack for School Lunch as we head back to school? That’s the question we want to answer here for you at The Educators’ Spin On It. Every day it’s something you have to think about when you have kids and what you’re going to send with them to school or even at home too.
Here are some of our favorite lunch box ideas for kids. We’ve gathered our top lunch box idea PINS just for you!
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School Lunches can become a little boring at times to make for kids. Day by day we take a peek in the fridge and pantry and try to decide what to put into their lunch box that they might actually eat. Having a plan for what you’re packing each day can be one of the keys to success. Being organized and creative are two elements that will be a big hit with your kids.
Top Lunch Box Ideas on Pinterest
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Let’s be honest though sometimes it’s hard to come up with new ideas. Pinterest can be such a great source for finding inspiration for kids lunches. I thought it might be fun to feature my top kids lunch box ideas for you to get ready for back to school time with your family.
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Top Lunch Box Ideas for Back to School
We’re sharing our top most pinned and favorite lunchbox ideas for back to school that have been featured on our boards. Take a peek and see which one inspired you the post and pin to so that lunch time can be a little bit easier this year for school.
Using a Printable Magnetic Lunch Chart from Martha Stewart can make meal planning easier. Getting kids involved can encourage better eaters.
Many of us are looking for budget friendly ideas for lunch. Brown Bag School Lunches on a Budget from Snack Picks.com shares her tips for staying on track with lunches.
Sometimes finding one ingredient your child loves is a way to start sneaking in healthy ingredients. Here are 13 Ways to use Tortilla’s for Back to School Lunches from Evolving Motherhood.
Encouraging your child to help pack lunches using Simple Solutions for Healthy School Lunches from The Educators’ Spin On It can be a huge time saver. I’ve even included a list of what to shop for to keep in containers for quick access for snack time too.
Finding fun ingredients that kids enjoy can be a challenge. Here are Lunchbox Ideas that Kids Love from Family Fresh Meals.
25 Best Back to School Lunches from Remodelaholic with her favorites for what to include in these adorable Bento Boxes!
One peek in a school cafeteria and you’ll see it’s getting more difficult to expose your child to healthier items. Here are 100 Healthy, Delicious and Easy Lunchbox Ideas from Family Fresh Cooking to get you started.
Here’s an easy way to have a whole month of lunch planed with 30 Days of Lunch Boxes from Peanut Blossom.
Finding new ways to make lunch can be so much easier with these 50 Tips and Tricks for Packing School Lunches from Love from the Oven
A month of school lunches already planned from you makes the job a no brainer, love this Month of School Kid Approved School Lunches from Mom Endeavors.
Many schools have begun to request peanut free foods for the lunchroom. Here are 15 Peanut Free Lunch Ideas from Smart School House.
Don’t forget about planning for After School Snacks. Here are 20 On the Go Healthy Snack Ideas from Let’s Lasso the Moon.
Tips for Success for Packing School Lunches
Think about it, we need pack school lunch for 180 days, trust me we need resources to turn to! That’s not even counting all the other days we’re just home with our kids on the weekends and summer time.
My biggest tips as a mom of 3 and a teacher for over 10 years is to make healthy choices with your child for their lunches.
- Get Kids Involved– The more you encourage them to be involved the more they are likely to eat what you packed. Have a few things they can help put into their lunches when you’re packing them. Click here for ideas
- Easy Open Containers– Select containers and items that they can open independently. Sometimes that means practicing at home before hands for a few days.
- Label Lunch Box & Containers– It’s the easiest way to insure all your costly lunch items are returned to their owner if they get left anywhere.
- Pack Healthy Items– Make healthy choices with the items you’re choosing, it’s brain power for your child as they are learning through out their school day.
- Avoid Peer Pressure– You will hear all sorts of stories about what each student is allowed to bring to school in their lunches. Go with your instinct and pack what you know is best for your child’s health. Many prepackaged items are packed with sodium and ingredients that our kids don’t need to consume.
- Pick a Fun Theme– Sometimes it’s fun to pick a theme for lunch. Cookie cutters, napkins and toothpicks can be the easiest way to add a little fun.
Pinterest can be an amazing source to come up with new ideas for Lunch for Kids with so many parents pinning new ideas they read on sites and also bloggers pinning their own ideas. It’s a WIN WIN for parents.
Lunch Box Options for Kids
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Wishing you the best as you begin your school year with happy tummies and growing minds!
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