Rock the Lunchbox. #schoollunch #backtoschool

Rock the Lunchbox. #schoollunch #backtoschool

Does your idea of a healthy lunch differ from one your kids dream about? Is there some way to get you both on the same page? As we continue to talk about school lunches this week, today I’m sharing an awesome giveaway and some resources on how to make your kid’s lunchbox rock.

I asked Madison to draw her favorite lunch. She struggled because she said she “likes everything.” If only that was true. So I asked what she would like for her first day of kindergarten. Can you tell what it is?

Rock the Lunchbox Dream Lunch

It’s a sandwich, with Nutella AND Fluff. At least we could have the conversation now that this would not be her lunch on the first day of school. On the side, she choose fresh pineapple. Now that I will happily pack in her lunchbox.

Then I took another approach and asked the kids to pack a lunch with the Laptop Lunchbox. I was pretty excited when they packed nearly all fruit into the box. There is something so compelling about filling up the little bento box containers with brightly colored fruits and veggies. The kids just naturally tapped into the rainbow.  We did talk about what’s missing-the protein. We could add in some Stonyfield Kids yogurt squeeze tubes or Organic Valley string cheese.

Kids fruity lunch in laptop lunchbox

The RocktheLunchBox website is filled with tons of ideas to pack for lunch. They are made by real moms and can help inspire packing lunches this year. I also like getting ideas via Instagram and you can find them @rockthelunchbox. {I also share a a few other lunch packing resources in this post.}

Ready for the Giveaway! One lucky reader will win:

Three Free Lunchbox Containers – get creative on how to pack!

Six Free Product Coupons – get creative on what to pack!

  • o   Annie’s Homegrown
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  • o   Honest Kids
  • o   Organic Valley
  • o   Rudi’s Organic Bakery
  • o   Stonyfield YoKids Yogurt

Plus 1 Set of Free Crayola Crayons – get the kids involved drawing their dream lunch!

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Disclosure~ I received the same giveaway set to facilitate this post. All opinions shared here are my own. Now go Rock the Lunchbox! Grab coupons from these popular brands to help build a better lunchbox™: Annie’s, Rudi’s Organic, Applegate, Organic Valley, and Honest Kids at www.rockthelunchbox.com

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28 replies
  1. Joanna says:

    The kids’ staple lunch for (nut-free) camp this summer has been: sunflower butter “sandwich” on brown rice cakes, apple or nectarine slices, a string cheese, and sometimes a KIND granola bar as a treat. It’s been so easy not to think about changing it up for three months but I think I’m ready to diversify a little this fall!

  2. Abby Kistler says:

    I pack pancakes or french toast and a tiny little bottle of maple syrup that we got at a favorite restaurant. Small bottles of water with cut fruit in them are also a neat idea. I also make our own healthy version of lunchables with healthier meats, cheeses and crackers.

  3. Tanya says:

    PB&J is my fav. It has to be Whole a Foods organic creamy (I have tried dozens of brands) and strawberry jelly. A fancy one is adding banana or blueberries and honey instead of jelly.

  4. julia says:

    My older son usually gets turkey on whole-grain bread, veggies, fruit, and something salty/crunchy (pretzels). Younger son gets turkey roll-ups instead of the sandwich, plus the other stuff.

  5. Robyn B says:

    We love home made “lunchables” – pieces of cheese, rollups of ham or turkey, some crackers and a side of fruit.

  6. Erin Ellis says:

    My kids love a PB&J on flat bread, cut veggies, and grapes for lunch. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin

  7. Jessica says:

    One of my daughter’s favorites is hummus and crackers with almost any kind of fruit on the side!

  8. Karly says:

    For lunch, my kids love crackers, cheese, hummus and some type of fruit (apples, grapes or strawberries)!

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