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School Packed Lunch Organization


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!?!?