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School is back in full swing for most everyone now. Leighton is in preschool, but I still have to pack her lunch every single day. And let me tell you, it’s harder than it looks. Sometimes I start to feel like I’m packing her the exact same thing everyday, and you know we would be bored if we ate the same thing day in and day out! So I’ve been trying to mix it up lately and find more school lunch ideas.
Fun School Lunch Ideas to Make it More Exciting
Babbleboxx sent me some great products this month, and I’m excited to share them with you today! First up is Shipt. Shipt is a super convenient same-day shopping experience that only costs $49 a year for free, unlimited delivery on grocery orders of more than $35. Members can easily browse, search and shop the in-store assortment of products from their app. You can note any product preferences, choose a one-hour delivery window and pay for your order, all within the Shipt app.
I was a little hesitant the first time I used Shipt, but it was SO easy! I was able to shop by category, and there was even an option to shop by specials. All my favorite products that I typically buy for Leighton were there, and they were honestly easy to find. I had my shopping cart filled in less than 5 minutes, and I bought over $100 of groceries. So, it took a lot less than it would have in the grocery store. When I used it a couple of weeks ago, it was pouring down raining and I needed groceries, but I didn’t have much time that night and I didn’t want to get out, so they were delivered right to my door just a couple hours later in the delivery window that I selected. If you haven’t tried it yet, I promise you just have to. It’s too easy and convenient not to!
Leighton loves rice, so I was excited to try out Lundberg’s Rice Pilaf and Quinoa Blend. It is made with quality ingredients like organic white rice and organic American-grown quinoa. They are vegan-friendly, USDA organic, non-GMO and gluten-free verified. And the best part is they are so easy and convenient to prepare in 20 minutes or less. I cooked the Rice Pilaf and added ham and cheese in it (Leighton loves ham and cheese!), and she actually ate it. This was a victory for me y’all! She had it for dinner, and there was plenty leftover to put in a container for Leighton to eat at lunch later that week at school too.
I cooked the Rosemary Olive Oil Quinoa Blend for myself and added broccoli to have some vegetables. It was SO good! And it took hardly any time. Lundberg’s rice and quinoa entrees are great for the entire family whether you’re eating it for dinner or packing it for lunch the next day.
Eat Pre. This was probably one of my most exciting new brands to try. Let’s face it, I’m a Southern girl and I love my meat. All Pre beef is grass fed and finished, sourced from nutrient-rich pastures and raised with care, with no added antibiotics and no added hormones. I received 1 chuck roast, 85% lean ground beef, 95% lean ground beef and 2 steaks. Honestly, these were some of the best tasting steaks I’ve ever had! And I used the ground beef to make sloppy joes for Leighton, and she was just as happy with it as I was with my steak. = )
Right now Eat Pre is offering 10% off on all online orders through October 31 with the code WIMIHH. I definitely don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I feel like it’s always so hard to find good beef, but Eat Pre is my new place for steaks. If you end up trying it, make sure you come back here and let me know what you thought about it!
And last but not least is Leighton’s favorite part, the snack that I pack in her lunchbox each day. MadeGood produces delicious, healthy granola bars, granola minis, crispy squares and soft baked cookies in a facility free from the 8 most common allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, dairy, egg, soy, sesame, fish and shellfish. They are organic, gluten-free and non-GMO project verified.
Leighton’s favorite MadeGood product so far has been the chocolate banana granola minis. They’re great for school since they are allergy free, and kids love them. Heck, I even love them and took one to work with me this week for a snack. I personally love the apple cinnamon!
If you’ve been having a hard time packing your picky kid’s school lunch lately, it might be time to mix it up a little. I always start with a fun lunchbox that your child will love, and I also add a sweet or funny note or drawing some days. Try mixing up their meals and snacks so they don’t get bored. Always try something at least a few times to give them a chance to try it. And lastly, add a treat. They’re only kids once. = ) If you’ve tried Shipt, Eat Pre, Lundberg or MadeGood products, let me know what you think! They all made it so much easier and more convenient to pack Leighton’s school lunch. And if you have any great tips about packing school lunches or mixing up their school lunch ideas to make it interesting, leave them in the comments below. = )
What about you? What are your favorite and fun school lunch ideas for your littles? Let me know in a comment below!
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23 thoughts on “Fun School Lunch Ideas”
so many fun ideas for lunch! haha makes me miss the days when my mom would pack my lunch for school!
Haven’t heard of any of those products before. They all sound great and I would like to try them. Thanks for sharing!
I’m totally gonna have to try those Made Good Bars! They look yummy and healthy!
It was a bad idea for me to read this at night because now I’m incredibly hungry right before bed haha! Great lunch/snack options!
I love this post and love the ideas!! I’m always looking up new lunch ideas for my kiddos!
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This is a great way to change up a regular lunch! Those snacks from MadeGood look so good!
Look at all of these goodies! I’ve tried a rosemary quinoa blend before and I loved it!
aww i miss when my mom made my lunches – they weren’t that creative but they were the sweetest!
I don’t have kids but I always need new lunch ideas for myself. The quinoa blends sound really good, I’m going to see if my grocery store has those!
Aww I kind of wish I had these kinds of lunches when I was in school!
Oh man, I wish you had packed my school lunches! All these snacks and food look so good and still so healthy!
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These are such fun ideas for school lunches! I’ve never heard of them!
Thank you so much for sharing these lunch ideas! Now that my son is in preschool I’m needing all the lunch ideas I can get!
These are really good ideas! I like to take snacks to my trips so I’m always looking for new things to try. I haven’t tried the MadeGood ones yet. Clever ideas for the kids for sure!
You are such a super mom! Wish my mom had this post to refer to when I was growing up haha;)
My oh my how far school lunches have come haha! Even though we don’t have kids, I find myself getting in food ruts and don’t get excited about what we’re cooking at home, so I’m sure you can feel that way with school lunches! Sometimes you gotta mix it up!
I love all of these ideas! I struggle the most with lunch! I am always giving my son the same thing!
So many fun and delicious lunch ideas. I am always on the hunt for different ideas for my boys.
I’ve used Shipt several times and I really like it! Even though they charge a bit more for the groceries, it’s totlaly worth it for the convenience factor.
Looks like the perfect box to receive, I like every single thing in it.
Those Made Good mini bars sounds yummy! I think I need them for my adult lunchbox 🙂
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I’m actually so excited for my son to be old enough to be heading to school and I get to start packing his lunch boxes! Definitely saving this post for ideas for later on!
These seem like some great options. I love being able to pack tasty and good options like these for lunch.