This post has been sponsored by Mott’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Summer has been a blast! It has gone by so fast and I can’t believe that we are already thinking about the first day of school!
With all the excitement also comes the preparation and planning. Their clothes, supplies, schedules and of course, their school lunches.
Today, I want to share a way to make lunch planning uncomplicated and fun. You will be able to have 5 lunches using the kids’ favorite components but keeping it fresh and always changing.
For my boys, there are a few things that they always love to have, like their Mott’s® Applesauce Pouch Pals, which they request at any given opportunity for a treat.
So, I try to start my week knowing that I have a good supply of these things. Then, I can include a few new things here and there to change it up a little. I love to do my shopping at my local Giant grocery store because I know they always have the things my family likes.
Our favorite items:
Mott’s Applesauce Pouch Pals- This is one that they will gladly have every day! I was so excited to see the new Mott’s® Pouch Pals on my last trip to Giant! Their unique clear pouches allow me to see the contents of the pouches to ensure the freshness that I always want for my babes. And they love the fun design of the little apple friend.
Carrots – My boys will eat raw carrots every single day! So, I always pick up a big bag of them at the local Giant.
Celery – The celery is usually eaten with peanut butter or with nuts on the side.
Nuts – We all love to have delicious nuts, specially those flavored with dark cocoa powder or bbq seasonings.
Popcorn – They love to eat it with lunch or as a snack. I love that it gives another fun touch to the lunches as I can mix them up with several different things!
Olives – Green, black, Kalamata, any way I offer them, they love to have them, too!
The 5 lunches:
Day 1 –
Cheese cubes with mini pepperoni slices on top, kept them together with half a toothpick. These were on a bed of bbq almonds.
Green olives with carrot slices.
A mix of popcorn, pretzels, and dried cranberries.
Golden kiwi and mandarine orange slices.
Mott’s Applesauce Cinnamon Apple Pouch Pal.
Day 2 –
Carrot “noodles” made with a vegetable peeler. Served under cheese and ham cubes.
Mott’s Cinnamon Apple Pouch Pal
Day 3 –
This is for the shorter day.
Bbq roasted almonds.
Mott’s Applesauce Pouch Pal.
Pop corn mixed with freeze-dried yogurt dots.
Their favorite crackers.
Mott’s Applesauce Pouch Pal.
Day 5 –
Hard boiled eggs on a lettuce bed.
Trail mix that I made with cashews, dried cranberries, banana chips, and dark chocolate roasted almonds.
As you can see, I keep it simple with many of the same things, but they don’t get bored because they keep taking different forms.
Another nice thing I love to do is to include an encouraging little note. They always keep it for a while and have big smiles when they receive them. If you would like to grab a free printable for some fun little notes, check out this post.