This weeks challenge is to plan lunches for your and your family. In all reality during the school year this is easy for me. M-F 5of the 6 kids eat at school [some pack some buy] and my husband packs ever day. For my self and the 4 year old we typically eat leftovers or something light. Pretty simple.
A few tips for keeping things running smooth.
- Pack the night before. For those packing that day and my husband I pack there lunches the night before. Mainly because I am not a morning person and it is one less thing in the morning to do :)
- Use leftovers. My husband is pretty simple when it comes to food. A lot of times I will use leftovers to pack his lunch.
- Pay attention to what the kids are eating. I noticed this past week my 6 year old was not eating his lunch . This morning I packed a lunch with grapes, trail mix, cheese stick, crackers and a sweet treat. Everything was gone!
- Keep a schedule to track who is packing and who is buying. I uses a simple dry erase board for this. My 2 big kids always buy, but the 3 little buy/pack based on the school menu.
What about you and your family? Do your kids pack or buy? Share some tips you have to make lunches run smoother?