This Is The Year I Up My School Lunch Game

Upping My School Lunch Game - Nesting Story

Can you believe that a new school year is once again approaching? I don’t know about you, but I am counting down the days. The reason: I will now have two out of four of my kids in school. Yes, that’s right, my daughter Beau is starting Kindergarten this year. Can I hear angels singing? Yes, yes I can.

Up until this point, I have only had to make school lunches for Holden, our very basic and picky eater. I was that mom that would send her son to school with left over pizza, pre-packaged cookies and a banana.  His lunches were very boring and didn’t include the most nutritious options.

Now that Beau (the foodie) is starting school this year, its time to up my school lunch-making game, using Rubbermaid LunchBlox®. My kids’ school has a lunch and two snack breaks. So, the fact that the LunchBlox® has three compartments is perfect. One larger container houses the main lunch item and the other two, smaller containers house the snacks. Plus, there is a re-usable blue-ice pack that fits neatly between the containers. This system is very clever and practical.

Rubbermaid Lunchblox collage

Based on my kids’ food preferences, I gathered up a variety of ingredients and started to get creative.  Note: each of these meals are nut-free, which is a requirement in my children’s school.

School Lunch Prep - Nesting Story

Here is are a few exciting meals I have whipped up that are fast, tasty and balanced:

Lunch #1

Sandwich – cream cheese and spinach on whole wheat, cut into a fun butterfly shape

Snack – blackberries and raspberries

Snack – plain popcorn with a handful of chocolate chips added

LunchBlox Lunch 2 - Nesting Story

Lunch #2

Sandwich – turkey, spinach and mustard on cheese bread

Snack – carrot sticks, sliced red pepper and snow peas

Snack – chocolate chip cookies

LunchBlox lunch 1 - Nesting Story

Lunch #3

Sandwich – chicken, spinach and barbeque sauce on multigrain bread

Snack – crackers and pretzels

Snack – yogurt and strawberries slices, layeredLunchBlox Lunch 3 - Nesting Story

Better lunch in a snap! Rubbermaid LunchBlox® makes packing lunch easier than ever. Modular containers are perfectly portioned and snap together to stay organized in kids’ lunch bags. Rubbermaid.com

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This post was brought to you by Newell Rubbermaid Inc via Mode Media Canada. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Newell Rubbermaid Inc.

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