Making lunches for school. I can’t tell you how much I don’t like to do it! It seems that the kids are never happy with what I pack but if I ask what they’d like, they say they don’t know what they want. I share lots of recipes here on my blog, so I started to go back through and look for some of their favorites to see if I could make them for their school lunches. Here are some of my favorite lunch box ideas for the kids’ lunches!
Non-Sandwich Lunch Box Ideas For School Lunches
Lila is not a big fan of lunch, so I normally just pack her fruit and yogurt, or even cereal. One of her favorite things to have is this Tropical Fruity Yogurt. I make a batch of it and serve it to her a few times during the week, and they all like it as a snack, too!
These Nut-Free Chocolate Power Balls are always a hit too.
Ethan’s favorite lunch is this Layered Hummus.
I make half the recipe at the beginning of the week, and then just scoop it into a resealable container and serve it with pita chips.
And this recipe for Peanut Butter Apples is the kids’s favorite lunch and snack!
This one could be messy to pack, so I cut up some apples (here’s how to keep apples from browning) and mix up peanut butter, chocolate chips, and the coconut in a resealable container. That way, they can dunk the apples in the peanut butter.
Now all of these recipes originally started out as after school snack ideas, so the kids think they are getting a treat when I pack them for lunches. And what do all of these lunch ideas have in common? They’re messy! So don’t forget to also pack Wet Ones Singles for them to use to clean off their hands after they finish lunch (and before they begin eating, too!)
I love that with Wet Ones, their little hands can be clean and ready to dig in to their favorite school lunches. Since I know Wet Ones are America’s #1 Hand Wipe , I can be confident that Wet Ones Singles will clean their messy hands and kill 99.99% of germs!They’re hypoallergenic, and thanks to their Aloe formula, they won’t dry or irritate your skin like hand sanitizers can. This is a real plus in my book especially because Lila has really dry skin and hand sanitizer end up burning when she uses it.
And while looking for lunch box ideas, I stumbled across this AWESOME and free lunch calendar printable at Diary of a Recipe Collector. The kids love looking through the “menu” each night to decide what they’d like in their lunch the next day. We’ve added some of their favorites to it, too!
So make sure to pick up Wet Ones Singles for your kids’ school lunches. And if you have any non-sandwich lunch ideas to share, I’m all ears!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones®. The opinions and text are all mine.