Next week is back to school time for the kids in my area, and parents everywhere are rejoicing. However, as much work as you do during the summer with your kids, school presents its own set of chores. I honestly feel sorry for all the trouble I put my mom through back when she was trying to wake me up for school and get me out the door in time, haha.
Another challenge is creating healthy school lunches for your kids. Now, it’s easy to just give your kid $20 for the week and let them buy a school lunch. Which is fine; it’s what we did about 80% of the time. But, 20 a week = 80 a month. Which is about 720$ a year! Yikes! Not only is it cheaper to have your kids bring their own lunch, it’s often much healthier (I think we all remember when pizza was classified as a vegetable by schools). For ideas on how to quickly pack a healthy kids lunch, check out this post by Amy at Bellyful:
-PB&J roll ups with pretzels and chocolate covered blueberries
-Sandwich on a stick- Cut up cubes of bread, spread some mayo and/or mustard on one side, thread on skewers with deli ham and colby jack cheese. Serve with crackers and dill pickles.
-Pasta salad, served with cucumbers and summer sausage
-Waffles, blueberries or strawberries, pistachios
-Spaghetti served with edamame
-Other great sides: cherry tomatoes, grapes, carrot sticks, cherries, string cheese