In a sandwich rut? Today's post should help! :)
I've actually been quite enjoying putting together my 3-year-old girls' lunchboxes since they started school about a month ago. It has been fun figuring out new combinations to create a balanced meal that the girls will be excited to eat! I know I've enjoyed seeing what other people pack in their kids' lunches, so I thought I would share pictures of some of the girls' lunches from the last couple of weeks.
The girls' school (like most in the US, I think) is nut-free, and of course I want the girls' lunches to be healthy. As a single mom with twin preschoolers, though, I also don't have a lot of time. I hope these pictures will give you some inspiration for new ideas of things to pack! I've listed the foods included below each photo. If you're interested, I also have a lumchbox planning cheat sheet available as a free download, and I created a lunch menu planning board for myself- I'll link both of those posts at the end of this one.
**Sorry the lighting is not great- remember I'm packing lunches at 5:30am while the girls are still sleeping, and I'm rushing to get ready for work, so.... yeah. ;) **
Crackers, cheese stick, baby carrots, pineapple, avocado, and hummus
Crackers, red bell pepper, baby carrots, pineapple, pickles, and tuna salad (tuna, mayo, shredded cheese, bacon bits, and parsley)
Cheese slices, pretzels, black beans, apples, peas, and sweet potato
Cinnamon rice crackers, blueberries, apple sauce, edamame, hummus, and green bell pepper
Hummus, pretzels, kiwi, chicken, BBQ sauce, and green bell pepper
Banana, Ritz crackers, spinach, raspberry salad dressing, egg salad (hard-boiled eggs, mayo, shredded cheese, bacon bits, and parsley), and strawberries
Biscuit, green bell pepper, hard-boiled egg, hummus, pineapple, and sweet potato
Spinach, pretzels, kiwi, raspberry salad dressing, chicken, and butternut squash (cooked with cinnamon and brown sugar)
I hope you enjoyed taking a peek inside my girls' lunchboxes :)
You can see the lunch menu planning board I made, with instructions on how to make one, in this post.
Download a free printable lunchbox menu planning cheat sheet in this post.
See all of my posts on packed lunches here.
What are your favorite foods to pack in your kids' lunches?