Admit it school lunches can be a challenge, making them healthy well it can be defeating at times. But lucky for me, and now you, we can get a little help from Rock the Lunch Box.
Their mission: Build a better lunch box.
Um, yeahhhh. There have been no objections from the little guy, especially since he gets bored of the same thing. It used to be that variety didn’t matter too much because you could always trade snacks and sandwiches with your buddies—not anymore. Trades are rule breakers and rule breakers get in trouble!
That being the case, I’m building a better lunch box with a few of my favorite brands to keep a healthy rotation of goodies.
Here’s my basic formula:
The sandwich – Start with a good bread, like Rudi’s Honey Sweet Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread or their Multigrain Tortilla because it’s made with nothing but the good stuff–no artificial flavors, preservatives or pesticide. Then stuff with some of Applegate’s deli meat (we love their Natural Oven Roasted Chicken Breast) because they don’t contain antibiotics, nitrates or nitrites. What you smear on you bread is your business, but seriously have you ever heard of ketchup instead of mayonnaise with with a ham sandwich—ewww, but that’s how the little guy likes it.
Fruit – This is a must. Whole fruit is always a winner. I just add whatever is in season.
Snacks—Here’s where things get crazy! So many choices when you go with Annie’s snacks. Between all the bunny-shaped crackers, cookies and fruit snacks, I have sweet and savory treats covered.
Drink – Reach for Honest Kids – it’s a no brainer. Their drinks are only sweetened by the natural fruit juices! Our current favorite is Appley Ever After.
Now that I’ve share some my favorites lunch time goodies, please share some of your happy, healthy tricks for building a better lunch box, because we can all use a little help. And to help us even further head over to Rock the Lunch Box and enter for your chance to win a month of lunches! Five lucky winners will get a month’s worth of free products and lunch-packing supplies worth more than $375 per prize.
Awesomeness right? So join me and let’s build better lunch boxes!