Break out of the boring lunch routine with these back to school lunch hacks and snack ideas! This post is written in partnership with Nature’s Harvest® Bread and Entenmann’s® Little Bites™ , all thoughts and opinions are my own.
If your little one is a picky eater like mine then you’ve got to get creative when it comes to making meals. Now that we are heading back to school I wanted to make sure my preschooler is getting a good lunch in since I won’t be there to monitor and remind him to eat his food.
Sometimes kids just get bored with the same old thing and need something new to bring a little life to the lunchbox routine. I came up with few creative ideas to pack lunches that your kids will love! I’ve tested them out on my child and whipped these up for the neighborhood kids and they all approve.
Lunchbox Hacks and Snacks for Back to School
Peanut Butter Banana Bites
Start with a wholesome bread that’s baked with whole grain nutrition like Nature’s Harvest® Bread. Lay out two slices and cut each in half. Spread peanut butter (or almond butter) down one side of each. Lay slices of banana across the other half. Put them together and cut into thirds.
Natures Harvest Bread is a great choice because all their varieties have at least 8g or more of Whole Grains in a serving. I love it for making toast in the morning and for creating wholesome lunches I know will give him the nutrition he needs.
I add in some grapes and an orange, any whole piece of fruit will work. And these Entenmann’s® Little Bites™ Brownies are our favorite! I know he’ll open his lunch and be happy to see those, they’re the perfect size for packing a snack.
Ham and Cheese Stars
One of the simplest ways to turn a boring sandwich into a winning lunchbox meal is to cut it up. Pull out your cookie cutters and a rolling pin and you’re ready to rock. I take a few pieces of Nature’s Harvest® Bread and flatten it a bit with a rolling pin. Then I just press out some shapes with my cookie cutters. Just add your favorite sandwich toppings and you’ve got a cute and easy lunch you’re kids will love. I added an apple and a pack of Entenmann’s® Little Bites™ Chocolate Chip Muffins. They’re delicious, made from real chocolate and no high fructose corn syrup. I try to shop for sensible snacks and treats to make sure we eat balanced meals that are nutritious and enjoyable.
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What are some of your favorite lunchbox hacks to make sure your kids are eating good wholesome meals?