Packing fun and nutritious lunches – FAST!
“Making school lunches is such a chore.” … “I hate making my kid’s lunches.”
… “Making lunches takes way too much time.”
Sarah Kertcher, who packs lunches for her two kids and blogs about it, gets tired of hearing people say these things, especially when they find out that she actually enjoys making lunches. She says, “Lunch making doesn’t have to be a chore. It doesn’t have to take a pile of time… ”
Sarah shares her “I enjoy lunch-packing” tips on More Than Your Average Mom.
And WATCH her video to learn how to make two super cute bento lunches in just 8 minutes and 52 seconds (that’s right folks, in UNDER 10 minutes!) :
You don’t need to spend more than 10 minutes packing lunches
Another friend of mine, Astrid Hedbor-Lague of Lunches Fit For a Kid, was recently interviewed for VT Kids. Also a mom of two, (one of whom has type 1 diabetes), Astrid is a passionate foodie who packs lunches daily for her family.
(Excerpted from VT Kids):
With two jobs and two kids, it’s surprising that Hedbor-Lague has time to make daily lunches at all, let alone blog about them. We recently visited her kitchen to find out how she does it.
What’s in an average lunch?
Because every family member has different tastes and nutritional needs, each lunch is slightly different. Wraps are often the central element. Here’s what Hedbor-Lague packed for an August hike at Silver Lake State Park in Barnard. This is slightly more food than the kids would eat during the school day:
“[Philip] had a wrap with hummus, lettuce, turkey and Muenster, along with strawberries, yellow watermelon, a granola bar, cheddar pretzels and cheddar goldfish puffs.
[Evalina] had a wrap with hummus, lettuce, turkey and cheddar, along with strawberries, blueberries, a granola bar, cheddar pretzels, and cheddar goldfish puffs.
I had a wrap with hummus, lettuce, turkey and Muenster, along with cherries, strawberries, a granola bar, cheddar pretzels and cheddar goldfish puffs.
Why go bento?
It’s convenient, says Hedbor-Lague, like a compartmentalized TV dinner. It’s easy to make a fun meal with small portions of varied foods.”