Creative lunchbox ideas…yeah that’s what I said! Are your kids picky eaters? When you send a bag/box lunch to school with them is half of it uneaten? I might have the cure for you and your picky eater. My quest to get my kids to eat more all of their lunches started with the growing list of things I COULDN’T pack in their lunches. The school they go to has all these “rules” about things that you can and cannot pack in their lunches, yet they offer no school lunch program. (Nothing that needs to be heated up, no peanut butter (or any nuts for that matter), under the age of 4 no carrots or celery (choking hazard), blah blah blah). I found myself, and my kids, were getting bored with the same old standby of a meat and cheese sandwich. So……I thought to myself “hmmm, what can I do to livin’ up the lunches?” I did a little searching on the internet and found some great blogs and ideas of things to do to jazz up their lunches. I can say, it takes a bit more time (a few minutes) but it is well worth it! My kids rarely come home with any leftovers and their cubby note says “ate all of my lunch” nearly everyday! All it takes is a few cookie cutters and some creativity.
Here are a few of my their favorite lunches.
Crown sandwiches with stars (homemade fruit roll up) for jewels
Princess wand (homemade fruit roll up)
Magic carrot sticks with pixy dip (dill dip)
Belle of the Ball Banana
Cottage cheese (I never really had a cute name for it)
Princess fruit snacks
Ahoy there matey!