We know that back to school can be hectic and getting everyone out the door fully clothed and on time is a miracle in itself. Lunch can sometimes be the last thing on your mind, so we’re here to make the transition to the school year a little less daunting and a lot more convenient.
Keep it cold
Freeze a clean, wet sponge as an ice pack alternative! Prep by wetting the sponge, sealing it in a plastic bag and putting it in the freezer. Voila!
Save some space and toss in a frozen Once Upon a Farm pouch! It will keep the other food chilled until it’s time to eat and will be thawed and ready to enjoy by lunch time.
Add an apple a day to keep those germs away
We know brown equals yuck for our little ones, so keep those slices as fresh as the first cut but putting a rubber band around a sliced apple to keep it from turning brown.
For an even easier alternative, add in a pouch of Once Upon a Farm Applesauce!
Ensure stress free mornings (…kind of)
Prep ahead of time (the night before) to make your mornings a little less stressful!
No time for the most important meal of the day? Grab a Once Upon a Farm Just Right Oats for delicious oatmeal alternative on the go! That’s for you too, mama!
Have the kiddos help out
Before bed each night, create an assembly line of items to choose from and include: 1 starch, 1 protein, 1 fruit, 1 veggie & 1 snack. Your little ones will have fun with the process and won’t complain about their lunch the next day 😉
Prep healthy dessert alternatives like Berry Yummy Dessert Squares or Strawberry Patch Energy Bites with the kids and have a sweet snack ready for the rest of the week!
Sneak in veggies for picky eaters
Cut your veggies into shapes and skewer them for some added fun!
Cassandra is a mother of 3 girls. She lives in San Diego with her husband, daughters, 2 cats and a dog. Cassandra works full time as co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Once Upon a Farm and as a mom. In the rare free time that she does get, she loves to do Yoga (she is a certified yoga teacher), cook healthy meals, run, travel, and spend time with friends and family.