The start of the school year is always an exciting time. After a long, lazy summer and family vacations the kiddos (and the parents) are more than ready to go back to school. New friends, new teachers, new backpacks and pencil boxes and a new start for making healthy choices for lunch.
Somewhere during the middle of the school year last year I got discouraged and just plain lazy when it came to making the kids lunches. After a long day at work and coming home to home work drama, sports practices and games and then of course dinner I lost interest in packing 4 lunches, including my own and jumped on the cafeteria band wagon.
The kids all but begged me to make them lunches again after a few weeks of greasy pizza, mystery burgers and a salad bar that I'm sure McDonalds would cringe at not to mention after they stood in line for 10 minutes they literally had 5 minutes to scarf down their food.
Enter mom guilt #742,129
I'm back on the I can do this lunch box thing train and have been scouring my brain and the web aka Pinterest for simple, healthy and even fun lunches for the darlings. I'm so excited by this list that I'm sure it will last well into the school year with only a sandwich or so a week being involved!
I put together a list of my favorites on Mode Media (formerly known as Glam/Foodie) and hope you will stop by to check it out and if you like it give it some love (click the cute little heart and help a sister out).
Check out Back to School Healthy Lunch Box Ideas
by Gwen Wilson at Mode