Back-to-School Lunchables Shortage? Say What? A Mom of 4 Shares Easy Ways to Make Your Own Healthier Homemade Lunchables by Meredith Schneider

a year ago
Back-to-School Lunchables Shortage? Say What? A Mom of 4 Shares Easy Ways to Make Your Own Healthier Homemade Lunchables

With all the back-to-school craziness who would have thought there would be Lunchables shortage?! I'm so happy I was ahead of the back-to-school lunch madness.

I have a fifth grader and an eighth grader that begged me to get them their own "Lunchable" containers for lunch. At first, I dreaded the idea. Another thing for me to wash! I told the kids I would get them containers for lunch as long as they helped with making their lunches every day. They agreed.

Not only do they help make them I also engage them when I go grocery shopping. I ask, "What ideas do you all have for lunches this week?" I have to be honest, I was never a Lunchable fan. I like knowing what I'm feeding my kids and having control of the ingredients.

Here are some tips if you want to make your own homemade Lunchables:

  • Engage kids with picking out what food to shop for.
  • Have kids help prepare lunch either the night before or in the morning. Whatever works for your schedule. We like preparing them in the morning.
  • When kids get home from school, have them empty containers and place them in the sink.

Having control of ingredients is the best part! You can add fruit, vegetables, cheese, crackers, pretzels, Nutella, sandwiches, chicken nuggets. The healthy possibilities are endless.

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This is a great idea! 🙌🏼
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
So smart, Meredith Schneider ! Love this idea for packing healthier, fresher lunches - plus getting the kids involved. Genius!
Mike Prochaska
Love this! Spoiled this year kids get free hot lunches at sxhool so I don’t have to make anymore!

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