This post was sponsored by SASKO – Back to school Lunch box tips.
It’s back to school… How has the second week been for you thus far? Last week was insane for me! Early mornings of packing lunch, lots of traffic and after-school activities that made me wish that I had packed a snack for myself as well!
Packing a lunch box for my daughter has always been my least favourite thing to do – partly because she is a fussy eater and has so many allergies. It took me a long time to get a meal plan together for her however I do think that she is outgrowing a few allergies – since we haven’t experienced any symptoms in the last couple of months. A big sigh of relief for me!
I am not going to lie to you – I am not one of those moms that send a love you note every day or makes sure that my kid has lots of veggies in her lunchbox. I give my daughter what she likes because I know that she will eat it instead of bringing it back home, but I also try to not include too much junk food.
Being a mom of 3 kids and an entrepreneur I really don’t have time to experiment with bento lunch boxes either, so I do what I can. This year I want to try to be more organized and creative in the kitchen.
The good news is this: SASKO Sam is back and he is ready to help you prepare delicious sandwiches with the new SASKO Yummy loaf which is available in brown and white bread!
Sam has a smile from ear to ear, laughing eyes, and arms that seem to invite you in for a soft hug.
The team at SASKO understand that January is often a crazy month with the New Year, back to work and back to school hype. They want to celebrate these important milestones with you, and having SASKO Sam with you during these moments, makes them all that more special.
With SASKO Sam Yummy loaf, lunchtime is fun again! And it’s best not to over think it.
Get your kids involved in the kitchen – let them help you pick out what they want at the grocery store and get them to assist with packing lunch!
Lunchbox Tips for you:
1. Create a schedule for the week (trust me, I learned the hard way about this) – stick it on your fridge if you have too so you don’t get overwhelmed mid-week.
2. Invest in a good lunchbox and lunch bag – ideally one with separators.
3. Buy cupcake wrappers or small sandwich bags for fruit or snacks if you don’t get the above.
4. Get creative with sandwiches
Invest in cookie cutters and try creating sushi rolls with the sandwiches.
- Grains or Carbohydrates
7. Keep everything visible and accessible.
8. Water is a MUST! Freeze the bottle the night before in summer because it can also be used as an ice pack!
9. Always pack a treat – something for them to look forward too and try to include a note if you can – especially when they start learning how to read.
10. Pack lunch the night before if you must and create a section in the fridge for all lunch box items.
Find cute notes to include in your kid’s lunch on www.thepragmaticparent.com.
Need some ideas on what to pack for lunch? Visit www.pennypinchinmom.com.
SASKO is currently running a back-to-school promotion and competition. Buy your loaf of bread at your nearest store for more details on the pack. Keep an eye on their Facebook and Twitter page for more information.
Share some of your lunch box tips and ideas with me!