Meal Planning Monday ~ Stress-Free School Lunches

This week’s post is by Leah Kelley.

            Last week was the first full week of school for my daughter, Ivy.  Not only did Ivy love her first week of school, she also loved the lunches I packed for her.  At first, Ivy was a little upset that she didn’t get to buy lunch at school, so I was expecting her to complain about her brown bag lunches.  I’m happy to say that was NOT the case!

            I’ve developed a system which is key for my family, since we tend to be VERY busy in the morning.  Every night after dinner, Ivy and I pack her lunch together.  Today, I’m sharing a few of her lunches from last week.  (I tried to take pictures, but quickly found out that photography is not one of my many talents.)

Monday ~ PB&J Pita sandwich, Earth’s Best Fruit Smoothie, grapes, string cheese, and Mott’s Squeezable Applesauce.

Tuesday ~ Ham and cheese sandwich, apple, honeydew melons, string cheese, and granola bars.

Wednesday~ Turkey and Cheese Pita Sandwich, blueberries, Homemade Granola Bars, Gogurt Yogurt.  My awesome stepmother just ordered me these amazing reusable squeezable  popsicle molds, I can’t wait to get them and start freezing the smoothies I make in them.  I’ll also freeze any yogurt I find on sale.  (You can find them on Amazon, only $10.99 for a set of five.)

 Thursday~ PB&J sandwich, Earth’s Best Fruit Smoothie, baby carrots, mini blueberry muffins, and cherries.  This reminds me – I need to get a cherry pitter because those things are super messy to cut and pit yourself!

Friday~ Shredded Chicken and Cheese pita sandwich, blueberries, granola bar, and string cheese.

Have fun packing your kids lunch!