Print this FREE school lunch cheat sheet or save to your school lunch Pinterest board for a quick reference as to what and how much your child should be eating during the school day!
As summer comes to a close and the new school year is upon us, school lunch is the LAST thing on my mind. Seriously. All I can think about is early wake-ups, uniforms, drop-off logistics, and new teachers.
I don’t have to tell you twice what my kiddos are most excited about this upcoming school year. What Mom is going to pack for LUNCH! I.e. How many fruit snacks can Mom fit in my lunchbox.
While my kids are happy with the same thing for school lunch every day, I still find it helpful to have a cheat sheet taped in the pantry or pinned on my computer so I can easily reference ideas to pack lunch.
Alas, my school lunch cheat sheet! If your kids are older, they can look at the list themselves and pack with minimal help [ok, maybe some supervision].
Download this school lunch cheat sheet.
If there’s one thing I want you to learn about ANY of my school lunch advice or posts, it’s this: don’t stress over school lunch.
I survived off of a sandwich, apple, and milk for 12 years, and it looks like my kids are on the same trajectory. School is filled with snacks [before and after school] and we all know kids verbalize their needs [loudly most of the time], so if they need a little extra of X or want less of Y, you’ll be sure to hear it.
Here are a few of my favorite school lunch posts:
Don’t Stress Over School Lunch
4 Non-Sandwich School Lunch Ideas
The Hummus Lunchbox
Sandwich Kabobs with Ranch Dip
50+ School Lunch Ideas
10+ Easy Bento Lunchbox Ideas
So here’s to a new school year, some new school lunch packing tips, and a new perspective around school and food!