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Are You Ready to Rock the Lunchbox this Fall When Packing for the Kids?

Across U.S. households, parents suffer from widespread “lunchbox preparation fatigue” yet the majority of kids complain of being bored by the lack of variety in their lunches.  To tackle the challenges and complaints of adults and children,  the four leading natural and organic companies teamed up to create “Rock the Lunch Box”, a free resource that delivers ideas, tips and coupons for natural and organic products just in time for back to school.  The website includes:

  • 52 lunch ideas for what to pack– from gluten-free to nut free and vegetarian choices
  • Informative, short video clips by parents that explain how to keep menus creative, packing time short, and involve kids and more
  • Ideas for staying connected to children during the day via notes and lunchbox messages
  • Tips for a healthy lunch when dealing with a picky eater or allergies

The collaborative site enables parents to share their lunch preparation systems, learn from others and benefit via:

  • Exploring lunchbox favorites and recipes of other like-minded parents
  • Submitting “too cool for school” lunchbox ideas and be entered to win a lunch sack full of goodie packs from each participating company
  • Saving up to $2.00 with coupons from Annie’s, Honest Tea, Organic Valley and Stonyfield

What ideas do you have for lunches? This fall LA will be off to preschool and I am looking very forward to trying creative lunches to keep him interested in eating foods that are good for him! Take a look at a few of the lunches I recently created as part of the Rock the Lunchbox campaign:

Rockin The Lunch

We are rockin’ the lunch box above with an Honest Kids Appley Ever After drink, a YoKids Lemonade Squeezer (great frozen, too!), PB&J triangles, Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies mixed with Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks, mandarin oranges with a heart topped pick for easy eating, and an Organic Valley String Cheese Snack!

Rock the LunchboxThis fun toddler lunch contains the Honest Kids Super Fruit Punch to drink, Organic Valley Colby Jack Cheese and Grape Heart Kabobs, Stonyfield’s YoKids Strawberry Vanilla yogurt with sprinkles, a heart shaped PB&J sandwich and “s’mores” made from Annie’s Organic Graham Bunnies, chocolate chips and mini marshmallows!

It really is easy to make lunch fun! Check out the Rock the Lunchbox website for more information and enter below to win some great supplies for those lunches!

Rock the Lunchbox logo

GIVEAWAY TIME!  One lucky winner will receive a special “Rock the Lunchbox” lunch sack filled with coupons and/or products from the four brands (Stonyfield, Annie’s, Honest Kids, and Organic Valley). Fill out the entry form below for your chance to win!

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Comments

  1. Colleen Maurina says:

    When my children were in elementary school I would always include a napkin in their lunch box with a little note from mom on it!

  2. I always try to include a lot of colors in my kids lunches, and love cutting fruit into different shapes!

  3. Jennifer says:

    My daughter helps me in the mornings, so she knows that she gets input and loves her selections!

  4. Dorothy Teel says:

    To make lunches fun make a variety of things, different types of sandwiches, salads, and fruits, don’t use the same thing over and over, try love notes in the bag or box, kids love surprises gift wrap deserts, or other treats in lunch.

  5. Bonnie L. says:

    I like to cut out fun shapes with cheese and fruit and such. I look for small cookie cutters on after holiday clearance sales.

  6. Barbara says:

    I find my son does much better eating lunch when he helps me prepare it the night before. I give him choices and he picks what he wants. No better way to ensure they are getting healthy food that they will eat.

  7. Cut lunch sandwiches up in fun shapes using a cookie cutter!

  8. Brittney Thomas says:

    Food coloring where applicable, fun notes, a variety of choices, and cutting things into fun shapes are all good ideas to try. I have also seen mothers create different animal faces using several ingredients creatively placed 🙂

  9. Jennifer Simmons says:

    My son loves when I leave him a little note in his lunch box! Cant wait for my daughter to start Kindergarten this year to do the same for her!

  10. Nicole Bear says:

    Leave a little note with a fun saying, a joke, or just an “I love you.”

  11. Put a little surprise toy or some stickers inside for a nice treat!

  12. Just a little piece of chocolate is a nice way to end lunch!

  13. Georgiana says:

    Wrap food items up like presents so they have to open each one to reveal the healthy food inside!

  14. I like cut veggies for my son’s lunch using star shape cutter. I also make a smiley face on a sandwich using peanut butter

  15. Jennifer T. says:

    I put a small treat like a chocolate kiss in my daughter’s lunch everyday. She looks forward to that as an end to her meal after she eats all of her healthy food.
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