Recent Posts by Shelley Frost
The rush to get out the door each morning leaves little time to make school lunches for your kids. But with good planning and preparation strategies, though, you can give your child an appetizing brown bag lunch without leaving late.
Remember, easy doesn't have to mean peanut butter and jelly every day. A balance of healthy, simple, and child-friendly creates a lunch suitable for your growing child.
Set aside a block of time on Sunday afternoon to tackle school lunch prep work. Gather all containers and utensils used for the lunches. Side dishes and snacks are easy to portion...
Grab your green shirt and get ready to have a day of fun. Spending St. Paddy's Day with the kids is a great way to make lots of new family memories!
The specific activities you do with the kids doesn't really matter, as long as you're having fun together. Check for community events related to St. Patrick's Day that you can integrate into the plans for the day. And don't forget to involve your kids in the planning process so they can pick a favorite activity!
Make a Schedule
Create a schedule of events for St. Patrick's Day. Research family events in the community such as a parade or...
Eating the same boring turkey and tomato sandwich and celery sticks every day gets monotonous for kids. Soon, they're trading their sticks for a pudding or begging cookies off the neighbor girl, and you've lost control over your child's healthy lunch.
Just a little thought and creativity makes the brown bag lunch more exciting and encourages your child to eat what you pack instead of trading it, mooching off others, and throwing away good food.
Sliced bread is typically used to construct sandwiches for school lunches. If you have a routine sandwich eater, try a...