I have 5 kids, they are all in school and they rarely buy lunch at school. So how do I not loose my mind with packing 5 lunches 5 days a week? That is 25 lunches per week times all the weeks of school, you do the math. So how do I not loose my mind every morning? I don’t pack their lunches. That’s right I don’t do it, instead I make them. My kids ages 5-13 all pack their own lunch everyday and there are no tears involved. It really is a small miracle, but I have found a little planning and prep work on my part goes a long way to create a smooth lunch packing experience.
Last year we redid part of our kitchen and put in floor to ceiling cupboards that are perfect for kids to find everything they need. Putting in these cupboards really allowed me to make the whole lunch making process easy for the kids. They don’t need any help getting all the supplies they need which allows them to feel confident and in control of the whole process. I fill the cupboards with all the foods they like and the foods that I approve of. One of the biggest complaints I hear from moms is that kids only want junk in their lunch. In my experience you just need to find the right food and then kids will be happy. Also anything I don’t want going in lunch is put in a cupboard they can’t reach, a little mom hack to avoid fights!
One of my kids favorite treats are Entenmann’s Little Bites Muffins. Each kid likes a different flavor which is fine by me. Entenmann’s has over 10 flavors and they are free from high fructose corn syrup which makes me feel good about these are a treat for my kids.
To celebrate back to school I am partnering with Entenmann’s to host a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive $25 Visa digital gift card and (3) coupons for $5.00 off the purchase of any Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks.
To enter head over to my Instagram account and direct message me an emoji that accurately portrays how you feel abut packing school lunches. Leave me a comment here telling me you did so.
Open to those ages 18 and older in the US. Giveaway ends 9/24 at midnight EST. The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks.