Perhaps one of the most stressful things for me as newly converted health nut was what and how I was going to pack Sullivan’s lunch and 2 snacks for school. I don’t want to fall into a habit of sending a bunch of pre-packaged things for him to eat all day. This food is meant to fuel him through a long day (for a toddler) and I want to provide the best options I can. I’m still figuring out how to include all the things I want and to make sure he’s having enough protein at lunch and such. His school is nut-free so things like the good ‘ol PB&J are out of the question.
When I saw a post on Charmingly Chandler this summer talking about PackIt I thought it would be perfect to pack a nice big lunch without having to add ice packs and such that would just get lost. When I saw one at my local Winners store I was quick to grab it and knew it would be perfect! It also doen’t have all kinds of logos and such that come on traditional kids lunch pails = win!
The lunch bag folds up and you just place it in the freezer until your ready to use it. It keeps his lunch nice and cold all day long! Now that I think about it I’m going to add a Mabel’s label to it just incase it finds legs and walks away while he’s at school!
For yesterday’s lunch he requested:
- pancakes (i snuck a bananna into the batter)
- green pepper
- unsweetened apple sauce
- jam sandwhich
- cheese and multigrain crackers
What do you pack for protein in your kids lunch?