The transition from the calm of summer to the bustle of fall is upon us! One big change for many parents is the return to making school lunches.
Lunches can be a simple way to put a big smile on your kids’ faces while you aren’t with them. However, if you are packing lunches every day, it can be challenging to come up with new ways to make your kids excited about what’s in their lunch bag. Luckily, lunchbox possibilities are simply endless. Below are five ideas that any child will love:
Dinosaurs are always a (kiddie) crowd pleaser. While using a knife to make bread shapes works fine, a great trick is to use clean kitchen scissors. The scissors give you more control. Use the leftover bread to make croutons, breadcrumbs or even bread pudding.
Tic Tac Toe Game Board
Who said you can’t play with your food? This sandwich uses bread crust to make the grid and string cheese to make the X’s and O’s. It’s as fun to play with as it is to eat.
Taco Station Lunchbox
Taco Tuesday isn’t just for dinner! Fill a lunchbox with mini-tortillas, chopped veggies, shredded cheese and your protein of choice to make fun, do-it-yourself tacos for your kids. Pair it with a frozen Juicy Juice™ Splashers™ pouch to keep the veggies cool. If you aren’t familiar with new Juicy Juice™ Splashers™, make sure to click here to learn more.
Bunny Hop Sandwich
This adorable bunny sandwich will hop right out of the lunchbox. This one uses cheese, carrots and blueberries to make the bunny, but any combination of healthy ingredients to make an animal face is a surefire hit.
Jigsaw Puzzle Sandwich
A jigsaw puzzle sandwich cutter is a tool that can make lunchtime lots of fun. You can find one at most home goods stores for less than five dollars.