Ok ok funny story. We got back from our trip late last night. We were tired and exhausted so we got some food off PostMates, showered, and went straight to bed. We woke up to a fridge of no groceries and the first day of school hours away.
We ran out to the food store. Waited outside until it opened. Ran inside and got some groceries and filled up those lunchboxes and packed them away. As the new school year starts I’m always looking for fun things to put in my kids lunchboxes. To me, lunchboxes are a work in progress. I work with whatever I have and hopefully you can pull from these and get some inspo for your own lunchbox packing!
I got these new bento lunchboxes for the start of the new school year and really like them! I love that there’s a hot/cold compartment that can really expand what you’re packing for lunch. But, for a more affordable option, these bento boxes are still my tried and true 🙂 So let’s dive into these Eight Kid Approved Lunchboxes!
One. Peanut butter and jelly rolled up on some pita bread. Cut into six pinwheels and skewer with some picks. Snacks are a strawberry/blueberry fruit salad, pita chips, and dried cranberries!
Two. Plain whole milk yogurt mixed with some cinnamon and sweetener (honey, maple syrup or agave). Snacks are some grapes and apples to dip in peanut butter!
Three. Mini bagel with butter along with string cheese, a yogurt drink, homemade chickpea blondies, and blueberries!
Five. Mini silver dollar pancakes along with some dried pineapple, grapes, and graham crackers. I used this pancake mix which my kids love!
Six. Cinnamon applesauce, vanilla almond butter pack (these never last long in my house!), sliced carrots and pita chips for dipping in hummus.
Seven. Leftover pasta with butter sauce from dinner last night, homemade chickpea blondies, cheesey crackers, and sliced strawberries.
Eight. Cinnamon spice oatmeal, berry salad, cheese crackers, and vanilla almond butter.
Hope these lunchboxes give you some inspo as we come upon yet another school year. I always start off the year with high hopes and then ride this rollercoaster of lunchbox ambition and creativity followed by dips of lame lunchboxes. Good luck out there!! xo