School Lunch

My kids go back to school in 2 weeks. This is the first year that ALL THREE of my kiddos will be in school, which means THREE lunches need to be made each morning. I’m trying to get ahead of the game and think up some healthy AND easy school lunch ideas.

I personally love to do easy. How about you? I’m not making super complicated lunches… and if I did, my kids wouldn’t eat them. I typically do a sandwich or cold cuts and crackers for the main portion. I always have a fruit and/or veggie and then supporting foods. I’m also trying to reduce my baggie usage and have begun to use Tupperware containers and reusable cupcake wrappers to pack the kids lunches.

Horizon OrganicI’ve recently discovered Horizon Organic dairy products and love that their line is all organic. The product line includes milk, yogurts, cheese, snack foods and more. These are all perfect foods for my kids lunches! I headed to my grocery store and found several Horizon Organic products, but was super disappointed to see that they didn’t carry the Horizon Organic Chocolate Milk or Yogurt. I did pick up the Horizon Organic String Cheese which has 8 grams of protein (!) and their Chocolate Grahams which has 8 grams of whole grains. My kids LOVE both and they are super easy to pop into a lunch box and provide the nutrients my kids need at lunch.

Check out the super easy lunch box meal I prepared:

School Lunch IdeasAdd a drink and pop into a lunch box and you’re done.

I also like to surprise my kids a couple of times a month with little love notes in their lunch boxes. If they’ve had a rough morning, or I know they have a test that day, I’ll pop a little note inside to give them some encouragement. Sometimes it’s on a napkin, other times it’s written on a lunch card that I’ve designed, such as my Chatty Lunches Lunch Notes, or my Lunch Jokes – Brain Teasers and Lunch Jokes for Middle Schoolers, St Patrick’s Day Lunch Jokes, Valentine’s Day Lunch Jokes,

Free Printable Lunch CardsSince a new school year is starting soon, I decided to design some new ones that my Kindergartener will enjoy! I’ve made them available as a free printable so that you can download them and spread a little love with your kids this school year!

Free Printable Lunch NotesDownload the Lunch Note Cards.

Print the cards onto 8.5″x11″ cardstock, cut, write a message and place in your child’s lunch box!

For more lunch inspiration, follow Horizon Organic on Pinterest.

I’d love to hear what you do for your kids lunches! Please share below.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.