We are almost a month into packing lunches and even the most creative parent can find themselves in a rut. If you're stuck in that rut already, never fear! These three tips and some yummy suggestions with links, will help you mix things up and make lunchtime more exciting for your kids (and less stressful for you).

1. Get them involved.
Kids are more likely to eat their lunch if they feel like they had a say in what goes into their lunchbox. So, ask them what kinds of foods they like and then get creative with how you prepare those foods. For example, if your child likes carrots, you could try serving them raw with ranch dressing, roasted with some honey and cinnamon, or even in the form of cute little carrot sticks.

2. Make it fun.
Part of the reason why kids dread lunchtime is because it feels like another chore on their ever-growing list. So, make it fun! Get yourself a cute bento box and use it to create fun shapes and designs with your child's food. You can also turn lunch into a game by hiding little notes or funny jokes inside their sandwich or wrap.

3. Think outside the sandwich.
A lot of parents default to sandwiches because they're easy to make and relatively healthy. But let's face it: sandwiches can get pretty boring after awhile. So, think outside the sandwich and get creative with other types of portable meals that your kids will actually want to eat. Some ideas include mini quiches, personal pizzas, sushi rolls, chicken wraps, even hot dogs or chicken nuggest and more!

Packing a school lunch doesn't have to be a daunting task! By involving your kids in the process, making it fun, and thinking outside the sandwich, you can easily create healthy and delicious lunches that your kids will actually want to eat.

And as promised here are a few things my girls like added into their lunches that will acually get eaten and not end up in the garbage.

https://amzn.to/3KmPs9U - Banana bread mix
https://amzn.to/3R9yxde - Organic and gluten free Gronola 
https://amzn.to/3QWOqUO - Made Good gluten free cheddar star crackers
https://amzn.to/3dO1OM4 - XOXO Gluten free baking
https://amzn.to/3KnKVnG - XOXO Gluten free baking 
https://amzn.to/3wBtryv - XOXO Gluten free baking
https://amzn.to/3wtFNZu - XOXO Gluten free baking
https://amzn.to/3pKMmDe - Scharr crackers Gluten free

https://amzn.to/3APq7SX - Thermos container
https://amzn.to/3CAKULk - Thermos container

https://amzn.to/3dYLCIb - Lunch joke cards

Bon Appetit!

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