Tired of spending too much time packing school lunches? Make a plan, prep foods ahead, and then lunches come together in just minutes! Choose a protein, veggie, fruit, and carbohydrate for each day of the week. A balanced lunch will is great fuel for your kids' learning and active lifestyles!
Make a plan: Choose the proteins, vegetables, fruits, and carbohydrates that you will include in your lunches for the week.
Make a grocery list and shop for the ingredients.
Sunday prep hour: Spend about an hour on Sundays making foods ahead for your lunchboxes. For example, you might make a double batch of white bean dip, hard boil some eggs, and wash and chop fresh vegetables.
Each weeknight, spend 5 minutes (or less) packing the foods into your lunchboxes.