Even though we still have over four weeks till the kids go back to school here in Connecticut, there are many regions that head back in the beginning of August. So it is about that time to start planning for supplies and school clothes and also your child's lunches. Every year I start off all gung-ho with my bento style lunches for the kids, but after a month that quickly loses steam. I'm tired of packing the same old thing and my kids are tired of eating it. I tend to mix up sending home lunches with the kids buying hot lunch, but school lunches are the complete opposite of healthy and I'd like to get back to only doing that for pizza day on Friday. Thankfully now there is a place where you can get tons of lunch ideas!
Four leading natural and organic companies (Stonyfield, Annie's, Honest Kids, and Organic Valley) teamed up to create “Rock the Lunch Box”, a free resource that delivers ideas, tips and coupons for natural and organic products just in time for back to school. The site includes:
- 52 lunch ideas for what to pack-- including gluten-free, nut free and vegetarian choices
- Informative, short video clips by parents that explain how to keep menus creative, packing time short, and involve kids and more
- Ideas for staying connected to children during the day via notes and lunchbox messages
- Tips for a healthy lunch when dealing with a picky eater or allergies
At Rock the Lunch Box, parents can also submit their own lunch box creations and be entered to win goodies from each of the participating companies. Plus you can browse lots of ideas from other parents and hopefully find a lot of lunch ideas that will work for you and download coupons.
I was sent some products from Stonyfield, Annie's Honest Kids and Organic Valley to put together my own lunch ideas:
Are you ready for back to school time yet? What do you pack for your child's lunch?
One (1) winner will receive a "Rock the Lunchbox" lunchsack filled with coupons and/or products from Stonyfield, Annie's, Honest Kids, and Organic Valley. Open to US residents only, 18+. giveaway ends on August 1, 2013. Please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
I received sample product for use in my post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.