This might be a first for this school year! My kids were traveling with their jump rope team last week, and in order to reduce the amount of stuff they were hauling around, I packed them “disposable” lunches. For the record, it took me just as long, if not longer, to pack their lunch into individual baggies!
The Contents – apple slices, grapes, half a turkey sandwich, fruit leather and animal cookies.
The Details – I don’t normally have a lot of individual serving/packed food around the house as it’s kind of a waste when you pack bento-style. But my kids often end up bringing them home from sporting events, parties, etc…and so I’ve developed a nice little stash to pull from on days like today or if we need a quick snack on the go. One thing that I noticed is that the portions in these bags are so much bigger than what I’d pack into their boxes. In fact, I had to have a little chat with my 7 year old as to why eating all six Oreos might not be such a good idea.
The Verdict – Oddly, my kids came home with more food than usual…
A Request – Hoping to do a little research with you all…I’ve been asked to consider putting together an article for our preschool newsletter about packing lunches. What sort of information would you find useful? Lots of people ask me how I am able to pack lunches like this. What other questions would you have if you were new to creative lunch packing? Thanks much!