Now that my husband is back home and my oldest is starting kindergarten I need to get my planning game a little more squared away for both lunch and dinner. I figure if I plan dinner well we will have some leftovers to use in a couple of lunches during the week and if I stock up on some prepackaged goodies to use as sides, it will speed up prep time and allow my daughter to get involved by picking her side and drink.
I have been collecting lunch bags, boxes and tins for a few years now, so I am not-so-secretly excited to use them more regularly than the occasional play date. As I mentioned in my last article, my daughter is excited beyond measure to start kindergarten next month so even though she only needs to pack a lunch a few times a month for her part day program, this is a big deal! And my husband has appreciated that I finally started to pack him a lunch on a daily (rather than occasional…ok almost never) basis and it is a great way to show my loved ones that I care.
I submitted three lunch ideas for the new “Rock the Lunchbox” website in some of my favorite lunch boxes and encourage you to explore the website, ideas and see if you can find the ideas I submitted (pictured below). Get ideas, submit your own ideas to share and snag some coupons as we quickly approach the new school year!
About the “Rock the Lunchbox” campaign:
Across U.S. households, parents suffer from widespread “lunchbox preparation fatigue” yet the majority of kids complain of being bored by the lack of variety in their lunches. To tackle the challenges and complaints of adults and children, the four leading natural and organic companies teamed up to create “Rock the Lunch Box”, a free resource that delivers ideas, tips and coupons for natural and organic products just in time for back to school.
The website includes:
- 52 lunch ideas for what to pack– from gluten-free to nut free and vegetarian choices
- Informative, short video clips by parents that explain how to keep menus creative, packing time short, and involve kids and more
- Ideas for staying connected to children during the day via notes and lunchbox messages
- Tips for a healthy lunch when dealing with a picky eater or allergies
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I am a Stonyfield blogger and received products to facilitate my participation in this campaign. No monetary compensation was received and the views and opinions are my own.