introducing crafty lunch lady

With our kid starting kindergarten soon, I’ve been practicing packing her lunch while using a spiffy Bentgo Box.  I love this thing!  We’re going to let her buy lunch at school a couple of times per month too (read: on pizza days!) but since she tends to be particular about what she likes to eat, this’ll be a way for me to make sure she’s eating well during the day.  She’s generally a good eater but she’s less likely to try new foods if we’re  not there with her.  Plus she said that opening up her lunch box each day will be such a fun surprise!

The Bentgo Box fits perfectly in her lunch bag (courtesy of her Nana) and will still have space for a juice box or small snack container.  We haven’t received any sort of specific info from her school on whether nuts are permitted so for my practice runs I’ve been pretending that they are allowed for now.  She helped me come up with ideas on what to fill each compartment with too.

Our kid is just as excited as I am about making lunch, and helped come up with a list of possible foods to fill each compartment.

I’ve been scouring Pinterest for inspiration and cute ideas to try in the future.  Follow along with me on this new adventure on my Instagram feed to see how I tackle this challenge, or you can check back on the new Crafty Lunch Lady section of the blog.  My goal is to create fun and yummy lunches that come home looking like this:

And the verdict on practice box #2: I’ll take it as a compliment! 👍

What do you normally pack in your kids’ lunch box?

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