Back to school season is right around the corner. It doesn’t matter if your little ones are excited to head back or dreading the day, there’s one thing they can all agree on—lunch is awesome. Get ready to make lunchtime even better with these tips, tricks, and suggestions that will have kids of all ages ready to eat (and moms and dads, too!).
Invest in new containers and accessories
Remember the Tupperware that sat in your kiddo’s bag for half the summer and turned into a moldy science experiment? You might want to upgrade that. Consider glass lock containers that are easy to clean and won’t leak on anyone’s homework (they’re also awesome for leftovers). And that stained and dingy lunch bag? It might be time to get a new one of those, too. Look for a bag that insulated to keep lunch just the right temperature and fits easily in your child’s backpack. Check out all your options at Bentley, and don’t forget reusable cutlery and a refillable water bottle.
Swap sandwiches for pita pockets or pinwheels
Sandwiches are a lunch staple. But they’re also kind of boring. And let’s face it, no one likes a smooshed and soggy sandwich. Mix things up with pita pockets or roll up a wrap and cut it into bite size pinwheel pieces. The perfect mid-day meal that works great with whatever toppings you have on hand.
Make fruits and veggies more enticing with dip
Fruits and vegetables are a vital part of a balanced, nutritious meal. But not everyone is such a big fan. Add a little fun and flavour with dip. From classic ranch to hot sauce to tzatziki or hummus there’s something out there for everyone. When it comes to fruit, consider cream cheese, Greek yogurt, or sweetened cottage cheese for a dynamite dip your kids will want day after day. In a hurry? Try Fairway Market for fresh, ready-to-go options.
Plan ahead with overnight meals
There’s nothing worse than scrambling in the morning try to make lunch on the fly. That’s why we love overnight recipes that you can make ahead. Grab a glass jar with a lid (Winners has you covered) and start layering. Try overnight oats with your favourite local berries or make a bright and fresh salad with fresh veggies and quinoa or cold pasta to satisfy cravings and tastebuds.
Hungry? Why wait until September? Start shopping and test out your new recipes now.