Last year was my first year of packing school lunches. I bought each of the kids lunch boxes and awesome accessories and would pack them – regardless if the twins were going to preschool or not. By the end of the school year I was seriously sick of making sandwiches… although the kids never complained, to me I was sick of them and I wasn’t even the one eating them! I decided this year I going to be super organized, starting with buying more lunch box arsenal.
What I have:
Lunch Box: Thirty One Bags. Personalized so NO one will steal it!
Reduce Bottles: My kiddos are lactose intolerant so I bought them last year to make chocolate milk at home and send with them… I ❤ them! I am buying more because some of them are nasty on the inside but they are worth every penny.
Itzy Ritzy Reusable Baggies: If you don’t own them- buy them! I have a bunch of different brands but Itzy Ritzy is where it is at!
Small Container: Recently bought at the Dollar store so the clasps will break in no time…
What I Plan on buying:
Thermos to add hot goodies to the mix
Reusable silverware – it’s all about saving the enviroment right!?
Ice Packs. I didn’t use them last year, but Zion complained that his yogurt was soupy and if I froze it, it wasn’t defrosted by his 10:30 lunch.
Getting my menu organization on….
I am making 3 months of menus and then I can rotate them the rest of the year. The grocery list will be simple to add to my main shopping list. I will probably 3 ring binder it and have recipes to go along with the menu so it is on hand. #organizationdork
A few of the recipes I have I can freeze the extra for the next rotation. Also I can make a few as dinners and use the next day as leftovers for lunch! I’m so ridiculously excited about this!
My favorite recipe I have come across so far is Pizza Muffins – isn’t that inventive and fun!?!?