Do I want to spend $30 on a bento box? Nope! Am I going to spend a lot of money on a lunch box for my kids? Nope! But guess what, my kids LOVE eating a little bit of everything and love what they call “surprise lunches”. I thought I would share with you some of my kiddos lunches lately. Here is how I do it without a Bento box.
Also note, this is real life. My kids don’t eat too many veggies, and not for my lack of trying. I try to offer them a veggie at lunch and also a veggie at snack and dinner. Yes, we do goldfish crackers and sometimes boxed Mac-n-cheese.
Apples, grapes, cosmos (caramel corn puffs that you need in your life), turkey lunch meat, cheese, and almonds.
Tortellini, marinara sauce, strawberries, cheeze-its, and marshmallows.
1/2 a granola bar, cheeze-its, grapes, cheese, carrots, and ham roll-ups (I put a little bit of cream cheese or mayo on the inside).
1/2 a sandwich, snap peas, wheat thins, grapes, 1/2 a granola bar, goldfish crackers.
S’more marshmallow, cheeze-its, popcorn, cucumber, pepperoni, peaches and raspberries.
1/2 a grilled cheese sandwich, cheeze-its’, cantaloupe, graham crackers, and yogurt.
Cheese quesadillas, goldfish, cucumbers, and watermelon.
I have found that giving them plenty of selection really increases how much they eat and how excited they get to eat lunch. I have also found that they look forward to lunch the most because of the selection and how fun it is. As the school year gets closer, I would LOVE to know what lunch looks like at your house? What do you make for your kiddos lunches? Also, how do you encourage your kids to eat their veggies? Any secret tips?!?!?! Thank you so much!