i should be mopping the floor: Simple School Lunch Ideas

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Simple School Lunch Ideas

Now that school's in full swing, I'll be back to posting kids' lunch ideas regularly.

Simple School Lunch Box Ideas {to make sure the lunch box comes home empty}

Simple School Lunch Box Ideas {to make sure the lunch box comes home empty}
This was our first week back to the grind. And with that, of course, I plan to resurrect the lunch-making idea posts here on the blog. 

I was recently asked to review this new lunch-making product from FunBites, called Triangles. It was pretty cool and I'll definitely keep it in the rotation of lunch gear that I use regularly.
Simple School Lunch Box Ideas {to make sure the lunch box comes home empty}

I didn't do anything fancy with it...just basic triangles out of a sandwich. But the possibilities are pretty endless...use it to cut cheese shapes, make a sunburst with the food item's triangle pieces, chop fruit, etc. 

My boys have recently gotten into "non-fancy" lunches. My older son is almost nine and has, quite frankly, outgrown the novelty of it {sad face}. The younger doesn't like people looking at his food {not sure what that's all about}, which often happened with the more elaborate bento boxes I have done in the past. So, we're plain-Janein' it this year. That's not to say I can't have a little fun.

Simple School Lunch Box Ideas {to make sure the lunch box comes home empty}
The piece is super sturdy plastic that's BPA-free. I was actually amazed at how nice the quality was. The popper top just pops out the sandwich pieces {or whatever you cut}.

Simple School Lunch Box Ideas {to make sure the lunch box comes home empty}
I placed the pieces in one of my silicone cups in one of our boxes. This is perfection for the younger one. Somehow he can't eat an "intact" sandwich...but this he will devour. To see all of their selection, click here.

Simple School Lunch Box Ideas {to make sure the lunch box comes home empty}
And here's one of my big boy's lunches this week. I've gotten to where I'll divide one side of the tray into three separate containers by sticking a silicone cup in the middle. Smaller portions with more variety of foods are the key to getting my kids to bring home empty boxes. On the other side of the box, I stacked two cut sandwich halves. These bread rounds make this a neat and tidy affair. 

These are, by far, my favorite boxes that we own. I have lots of them. This particular set, seen above are the ones I use most. They are from Lunch Bots. This set is called "Duo". We also have them with colored lids. I've owned the above set for two and a half years and both sets look the same as the day they came in the mail {even my husband noticed that}. One time, a lunch box was left on the playground an entire weekend {in the Texas heat of May}. We realized this that Sunday night and ran over to the school's playground and luckily it was still there. There were some lovely leftovers in the box. But it cleaned up beautifully and is now back in the rotation. These things have been dropped, smushed, manhandled and more. They are quite awesome! If you'd like to see their site, click here or below.

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9 comments:

  1. You're such a good momma. I divvy things up in baggies, throw it in the fridge and pantry and they put together their own lunches from that. Of course, the less they have to remember to bring home, the better. My oldest STILL leaves his lunch bag at school at least once a week!

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  2. I still cannot eat an intact sandwich. It has to be cut in half or something. I know - weird.

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  3. I need all the ideas I can get; my little ones pack every day! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Loving all of the lunch ideas!! I need to get on board with all these great little box options out there. So fun!

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  5. I love these little canisters/lunchboxes!

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  6. I may have to get some of those lunchboxes! How cute! Thanks for sharing some lunch ideas!

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  7. I love cute lunches - probably more than my kids do :) thanks so much for linking to wake up wednesdays...pinning

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  8. So much fun! Who wouldn't love a lunch like this!

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  9. I totally that that triangle cutter! My kiddos would think lunch was much more fun :) Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends! I hope you'll join us again - the new party starts tomorrow {Tuesday} at 7 am Eastern time!

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