Even though we homeschool our kids, we attend a homeschool community group each week where we take our lunch. Plus, I am always looking for quick lunch ideas besides sandwiches. My big kids always liked Lunchables when they were younger, but now that they are older they need a little more food to fill their bellies. Plus, it’s more cost effective to make them. My big kids enjoy being involved in choosing what we pack in their lunches, so we ran out for a quick trip to our local Save-A-Lot in Cleveland, TN before our homeschool community day this week.
As we walked through the store, I let them pick out their favorite crackers, cheese, meat, veggies, and fruit options. We grabbed a couple of extra items while we were there for an afternoon snack as well.
As soon as we got home, we went straight to work packing their lunches for the next day. First, I washed the celery and laid everything out so they could choose their favorites. We added crackers, turkey pepperoni, mozzarella cheese sticks, applesauce, carrots, and celery. We made a trial lunch for that day so they could make sure it filled them up then packed an extra one for our homeschool community day.
Both of my big kids said they loved the way that their lunch looked, which I was happy to hear because they were so easy to throw together and totally something I can do each week without taking tons of extra time. It will also be super easy to swap out options each week, so they have some variety. Instead of the applesauce, I can pack fresh fruit, turkey instead of pepperoni, and we can change out to different types of crackers. The options are endless!
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