Back to School Lunch Pack Hacks

By Cassandra Motherhood

children enjoying lunch at school

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.

Lunch Pack Hacks

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

healthy choices for packing childrens lunches

We’re all about convenience without compromise and we’re here to help! Fill your fridge with delicious, nutritious, farm fresh blends and save on shipping by using promo code BACKTOSCHOOL at checkout!

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