Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kindergarten Lunches

So Tucker starts school in less than two weeks and I just realized we are going to need to start making lunches he can bring with him everyday.  We already struggle with deciding dinner ideas everyday I can see coming up with lunches being a problem.  Now we usually make a quick sandwich or cheese roll up and eat some fruit with it.  But I want his school lunches to be good.  I remember it being kind of a big deal when I was a kid.  Certain people always had better food then the rest of us.  I want to figure out healthy things as well.  A bag of chips here and there is ok, but I don't want that sort of thing to become a staple.  Any ideas for us?  What do/did you do for your kids lunches?  And don't forget about drinks.

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kat and Cam Udy said...

I'm packing my lunches next year, I bought a thermal lunch box and a couple things I'm planning on making often are pasta salad, sandwiches, and milkshake/smoothies. I've made the frozen drinks already, I poured them into an ice cube tray and froze them again, I'm planning on putting a few cubes into a plastic container when i pack my lunch in the morning. Hopefully they'll be melted to the perfect consistency by lunch time and they'll keep everything else in the lunch box cold.

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KRad said...

Keep in mind lunch time is short - they don't have tons of time. With my kids' allergies I have to always makes lunches so go with what they like. So what if it's a simple sandwich, if they eat it's better than sending something creative they won't eat & then are distracted by hunger the rest of the day in class. That said - spend the $ to pick up a thermos container or two (WalMart & Target usually have some fun ones) which allows you to send "hot" lunches - I've got lots of tricks for those. But in the end don't stress it - someone will always have something he'll think is better & there will be just as many who would rather have his lunch. You are his mom, you know him best.

bridechilla said...

I liked her stuff

or google muffin tine meals for fun ideas


DerrK said...

I like Katherine's idea! But I am also with KRad on making sure it's something he'll eat. I got the applesauce pouches and fruit cups (he knows how to open them) and I don't think a snack size bag of chips is terrible so I am the mom that is sending chips probably every day. HAHA I'll probably get a thermos for his drink, but to start I get the 100% juice boxes or flavored water Capri Suns on sale and I'll send those for now. He doesn't get them at home so it's like a treat. I just change up the sandwich every day.