The beginning of the school year hit me like a whirlwind! I started doing photography again, started getting up at 5/530 to get to the gym when the kids went back to school, and routine is back! We started sports this weekend. I set off to get things done when I am at home, but the time at home with just the baby napping isn’t super long! I haven’t accomplished much – which is fine! We also were at the shore the 2 weekends after school started soaking that up!
I’m finally now just getting into a routine of getting lunches made before dinner so that I’m not making lunches at 9pm! For a couple of weeks there, it was just go-go-go until I passed out at 9:30! Now I might be getting into a routine, maybe!
We bought these lunchboxes for this year to try out – Bentgo Lunch
I started with one and was trading it off, but they both loved it, so we got one for both of them.
We were previously using Easy Lunchboxes – which I also would recommend.
The difference here is that you can’t fit a sandwich in that large compartment. We don’t do sandwiches too often, so when we do I use the other containers. That would be the only downfall. It snaps closed and is leakproof. I’ve put applesauce and yogurt into the long part, I usually put their gummies into the middle – I don’t know what else could go in there – it is SO small. I don’t like that I’m stuck with the sizes that it is cut into versus the Easy Lunchboxes, but I like the system. With the Easy Lunchboxes, I would use containers of all other sizes, and silicon muffin cups to put a bunch of stuff into a large part.
Which lunchboxes are your favorite? And what are you packing for lunch?
Our go-to lunches are:
- turkey & Cheese roll ups
- cream cheese and jelly roll ups
- PB & J
- crackers and cheese
- crackers and sun/peanut butter
- granola bars
- clif z bars
- nuts/trail mix
I’m sort of already bored! But using 100 days of real food for ideas.
For meal planning, I found an app that is OK called Meal Planner. Do you have one that you like?
Here’s the meal planning for the week!
Monday – Pasta Fagioli and Grilled Cheese (back to school night!)
Tuesday – mahi mahi, potatoes, broccoli
Wednesday – black bean burgers, butternut squash mac & Cheese
Thursday – honey sesame Chicken, rice, carrots
Friday – make your own quesadilla
Sat & Sun – out/leftovers