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Ah, back to school. It’s a combination of a happy, exciting time…and a really busy one. I always think I’m going to have a lot of extra time to myself when school starts back. I’m not sure why I keep thinking this because I’m usually dashing around town doing supply shopping (and spending way too much since putting a writer in an office supply store is like putting a kid in a candy store), and signing tons of school paperwork.
So….we need easy school lunchbox lunches! Both my middle school son and my elementary school daughter pack their lunch. The cafeteria, they assure me, is gross. :)
But, unfortunately, they get bored pretty quickly with standard lunchbox fare of a sandwich, chips, apple, and cookies. Actually, they immediately get bored with that.
Sometimes it takes a little creativity to get kids to eat their lunch instead of trading it out (like Avery mentioned) or packing it back in the lunchbox uneaten.
Jenn was right on target with her post yesterday on wraps. You can get a child to eat just about anything if you wrap it up. I’ve gotten so that I like to give my kids whole wheat wraps…and, surprisingly, I haven’t gotten any push-back from them on it at all.
This wrap doesn’t have to be a lunchbox item—it would work great for an after-school snack…or even for a quick breakfast as you’re running out the door!
*Take an 8-inch tortilla (whole wheat if you really want to get healthy)
*Spread the tortilla with 1 T peanut butter
*Spread 1 T of sugar free strawberry preserves over the peanut butter Top with sliced bananas
*Sprinkle the bananas with granola or with any crunchy cereal you like.
Roll the tortillas
Today’s prize, which will be awarded to a random commenter, is:
Mini Lunch Notes!
Product description: Busy parents will love this quick and easy way to add a personal touch to their child's lunch. Includes 105 colorful cards for jotting notes and more than 100 silly stickers for brightening up lunch sacks and sandwich baggies. Lunchtime has never been such fun!