Back-to-School Shortcut #7: Think Outside the Traditional Lunch Box
Brown-bagging it can get old fast, whether you're making the same-old sandwich for your grade schooler day after day, or throwing together the same yogurt, fruit and bagel for your own midday meal. Take inspiration from Japanese -style bento boxes and get creative with your family's lunches. Fill them with whatever appeals! Tiny crackers, rice, small triangles of bread and cheese, berries, olives, rolled-up ham or turkey, egg salad or hard-cooked egg slices, chopped veggies - the possibilities are endless.
DIY ALTERNATIVE: Specialized bento kits can be purchased in stores or online, or you make your own using a snap-lid plastic container and some reusable silicone cupcake liners.
What do you make for your kids' lunches - or your own?
Have a great school year!
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- Back-to-School Shortcut #1: Grab-and-Go Outfits
- Back-to-School Shortcut #2: Make-Ahead Breakfasts
- Back-to-School Shortcut #3: Create a Homework Haven
- Back-to-School Shortcut #4: Keep a Master Calendar
- Back-to-School Shortcut #5: Prepare to Keep Memories Organized
- Back-to-School Shortcut #6: Find Your Bedtime Zen
- Back-to-School Shortcut #7: Think Outside the Traditional Lunch Box
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