School Lunch Packing Made Easy

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School lunch packing and planning can quickly turn into a dreaded time in the morning. Moms’, like me, quickly run out of new and fun ideas for the kids shortly after the first week back to school. It takes some real Mommy Brilliance to make it through the entire year packing those brown paper sacks every day.

I have a new method you can try that incorporates a little planning ahead of time, delicious food and the kids getting hands-on and packing their own lunch.

Del Monte Lunch Box

The kids are the ones eating so shouldn’t they be the ones packing them too? Even starting out in kindergarten, with a little assistance they are able to jump in on the fun.

Del Monte String Cheese

If we leave the kids completely in control of this task, we all know they’ll end up with cookies, chips and maybe an apple for lunch, if we’re lucky. Right? We put together a handy little sheet that you can print out, stick on the fridge and it will help the little ones know what they can and should pack to eat.

Pack Your Lunch checklist

Giving the kids options from different food groups makes them feel in control of packing and deciding what to eat but they know they have to pick what’s on the list.

They must have a protein, fruit, veggie, snack and a water but they can decide if they want an apple or a fun and delicious Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezer. Then all I have to do is peek in the bag to make sure they didn’t grab five instead of one.

Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers offer the goodness of 1 ½ servings of fruits and vegetables. They have a fruit-forward taste so kids love them! No high fructose corn syrup. No artificial flavors. Excellent source of Vitamin C. Gluten free. Great for on-the-go.

Of course my kids are more likely to go for the Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers or Plastic Fruit Cups when they have the option, they’re just more a fun and yummy option that they love!

Be sure to check out the Del Monte Facebook Contest that’s happening!

This little lunch packing method works really well and takes away a lot of the work for Mom. Are you ready for back to school?


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