Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Packing Lunches

A friend was asking today about what to pack in her kids' lunches, so I thought I'd share the chart that I have hanging on my fridge that allows my boys to pack THEIR OWN lunches.  I have to help very little in this process now that they have been using it for a while.  I love that it gives them some responsibility, relieves me of some responsibility and allows them to feel like they are in charge, but I know they are getting a decent meal.  Win-win!
Main (1)
Sides (1 from group A and
     1 from group B)
Treat/Dessert (1)
Drink
Sandwich/wrap
   *PB&J
   *Ham and cheese
   *Bologna
   *Summer sausage
   *something else?
Homemade Lunchables:
   *Meat: Ham, Turkey,  Chick
   *Cheese
   *Crackers                           
Scrambled eggs (w/mustard)
Tortilla Rollup
Chicken Nuggets
Mac & Cheese (Inv. Serv Size)
Corn dogs
Pizza
Spaghettio’s
Ravioli
Hard-boiled eggs
Salad
Hot dog

Last night’s leftovers 

SPECIAL ORDER: _________

GROUP A:
Fruit (Apples, pears, oranges, peaches)
Carrots (w/ranch)
Celery (w/peanut butter)
Applesauce (can use jello powder to flavor)

GROUP B:
Granola bars
Cottage cheese
Yogurt stick
Cheese stick
Cheese slices (w/crackers)

Optional Trade-outs: (with permission…)
Raisins
Pudding
Jell-o

Swiss Rolls
Other as Mom has available
Capri Sun
Lemonade
Iced Tea
Juice (as available)






SNACKS:
Snacks are for milk break. 

An additional snack may be packed on nights when you have practice after school.

Granola bars
Cheese/Crackers
Apples/Peanut Butter
Celery/Peanut Butter
Other (Talk to mom!)