Since Ford only goes on Tuesdays this summer, I don't have to pack his lunch often. What I've Been doing is making a grilled cheese the night before and feeding half of it to him for dinner and packing half for the next day. What I am running into is coming up with healthy, CLEAN, food ideas that don't need to be refrigerated. He loves cheese sticks but they start getting melty if I don't give it to him directly from the fridge. I have a little Rubbermaid bento box cube that has an ice pack so I feel comfortable packing cut up fruit (grapes, watermelon, pineapple, peaches) but I need help on other healthy ideas! Ford is one of those kids who can seriously put away food when he's focused and hungry but if he is having fun or busy, he won't stop to eat. Because school is a long day for him and he is a go-go-go little guy, I want to make sure he is eating good food to fuel him! For snack I've been packing a package of peanut butter crackers and a pouch that has veggies in it because I know he is relatively neat when eating those. He also loves PB&J's but opens them and scrapes the filling out with his fingers...and makes a complete mess. He likes chicken nuggets and meatballs but I don't exactly want to eat meatballs that have been in a lunchbox for 3 hours. So mamas, what do you pack your toddlers for school lunches? Ford would be on a cracker and dairy diet if I let him!
And because you all know I am the queen of planning ahead, I had to get Lucy a lunchbox to match big brothers. I know she isn't eating food yet but this neoprene lunchbox by The Art of Lunch is perfect to throw bottles in when we are on the go (yay my kid takes a bottle!). I know solids are right around the corner so I had to be prepared! I love this lunch tote because it is thick and durable, stain resistant and machine washable (a MUST with kiddos), and it is made from non toxic materials. Looking for a lunch box for your little (or yourself), grab one of these on Amazon!