As parents, we are sometimes just as excited as our kids when school is out for summer. For us, that means no helping with homework, no rushing around in the morning and no packing of lunches. But as the summer nears the end, we realize the tasks ahead of us as the school year begins.
Packing lunches does not need to be one of those dreaded tasks. Here are some helpful tips for putting together a delicious lunch in advance: Thanks to Stonyfield® Organic YoKids® yogurt for sponsoring this post so I can share my ideas!
No “surprise” lunches.
Try out new recipes on your kids first rather than surprising them with a *new* lunch. As a food blogger, I do this all the time.
Use Sunday to prep.
When I find something they like, I’ll make that dish on a Sunday night. I make enough so I can pack individual lunches for a few days during the week. My kids lunch favorites are my Banana Muffins, Hidden Zucchini Muffins, Bourbon Chicken and Crispy Corn Flake Chicken.
Stonyfield Organic YoKids yogurt make an easy lunch addition.
My kid’s favorite packed lunch includes Stonyfield® Organic YoKids® yogurt. I particularly like this brand because all YoKids® products are Non-GMO Project Verified, which means they are always made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs. Not to mention, they are made with no high fructose corn syrup and 25-40% less sugar than the leading kids yogurt. For me, that means no guilt when the kiddos ask for a second.
Keep it Cold
Here is a great tip: Freeze a box of the Stonyfield® Organic YoKids® Squeezers and include one in the lunch box. By the time lunch rolls around, the yogurt will be defrosted but still cold. And it will keep the other lunch items cold, too.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield® Organic YoKids®.