I’ve stalked Pinterest, I’ve talked to friends and neighbors, I’ve “Saved” every link on Facebook that pertains to successfully packing lunches for school-aged children. This is new territory for me, and I’m not going into it haphazardly! I have a few tools I wanted to share though, because after all, sharing is caring. At the end of this blog, please share back and comment with what tricks you have up your sleeve!
1. Thanks to Raddish Kids, a very awesome company that’s main focus is getting children involved in the kitchen and cooking healthy meals and therefore the eating of those healthy foods as well. They have these terrific LUNCH DICE that give 6 options for the 4 food groups. All you do is print, fold, tape, and go! I let my girls color them too. Each day they roll the dice and that’s how we pack the meal! They roll, so they are aware of what’s coming, no blaming mean Mommy or fighting me on it. It also helps me know what to purchase each week at the supermarket since I have to have the items as stated on the dice! Give this cool mompreneur a “Like” on Facebook, you’ll love her ideas! And because she loves Philly Burb Moms, she’s offering our readers a discount. Use code B2SPHILLYBURBS to get 25% off the first kit with purchase of a 3, 6, or 12 month membership. Not only would this make after-school bonding productive and memorable, but it also is a great gift idea.
2. I couldn’t get over the waste that comes with packing lunches every day for the 180+ school days a year. So I’m trying to go green, not hippie green, just practical budgeting and caring for Mother Earth green. Megan Lydon- Personalized Gifts makes these fantastic sandwich holders. There’s a chalkboard space at the top of the lid for writing a love note to the dear mini or what’s inside, or just simply their name. And because she too is a huge Philly Burb Moms fan, she wants one of our readers to get a FREE Back to School Chalkboard (enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below)!!!! Check out her Facebook page too, she has tons of great back to school items such as pencil boxes, folders and locker caddies.
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3. Sticking with the “going green” theme, I found this Etsy store that makes reusable sandwich bags. And majority of the fabric is repurposed as well. How thrifty is that?? The Green Cat made me 6 sandwich bags. I’ve used them for sandwiches, but lately I’ve been filling them with snacks such as pretzels, veggie sticks, and crackers. These wash great along with the rest of my laundry. Fabulously economical!
Disclaimer: After reaching out to the Etsy store because of my true interest in the product, I received the Green Cat sandwich bags for free in exchange for this post.