I know it may seem early to talk about Back to School time, but with only 5 short weeks ago till my littlest goes to Kindergarten, it’s on my mind all the time. Although I have been through this before, it seems so long ago that I was putting my now 11-year-old on the bus for the first time. And now, with my youngest and last child on his way out into the world in August, I am going through all the first time jitters once again. Questions like ” Will he be ok?” “Will he learn ok?” “Will they make fun of him?” “Will he have friends?” and even “Will he have enough snacks?” all come to mind.
While there is nothing I can do about most of those things, but take it all as it comes, one thing I can do is send him out the door with as many food options as possible. Up until the 5th grade, my daughter was 100% a sacked lunch girl. You couldn’t even get her to walk through the school lunch line. Over the past year, she has come around picking a few things here or there to eat at lunch, but I am fully prepared to send home lunches for both kids all year long.
If you have ever packed a lot of school lunches you have likely learned a few lessons. First, sacks are wasteful. Baggies are wasteful. You go through them quick, they don’t keep your food from being smooshed, and you are limited on what you can actually add to the lunch box. This year I am excited to share with you these Glad Disney Multipacks, which are perfect for lunches. The best part is that they come in a 14 piece set (exclusively at Walmart or Walmart.com) and are reusable, washable and microwavable.
Making lunchtime not only convenient but easy to add a variety of foods into. In addition, with Frozen or Star Wars available, kids are excited to see a character they love pop out of their lunchbox, making lunchtime fun for kids of all ages. Facts:
- For a dependable food container that seals in freshness and protects your favorite foods, use Glad Disney Multipacks.
- The reusable Glad Disney Multipack makes it easy to reduce daily packaging costs and provides a simple and fun solution for carrying your kids’ back to school lunches.
- BPA – free, dishwasher and microwave friendly, Glad Disney Multipacks are easy to use and easy to clean.
- These Disney Packs are 14 piece sets allowing for optimal storage space and stack neatly away when they aren’t being used.
Now that I have storage available for everyone in the house, let’s talk about WHAT you put in those lunches. Both of my kids are highly different people. My son, for example, doesn’t want a thing to do with peanut butter. I believe it’s because all the schools he has been in have a no peanut butter policy, so he never got used to the taste. My daughter, being an older child, changes her tastes on a daily basis and cannot have dairy. This means their lunches, as well as the one my husband is packed for work, all contain different food items.
DIY LUNCH MENU
And while I can certainly pick those items without input from anyone, I have created this really fun FREE PRINTABLE the whole family can use for a DIY lunch day. Let your children pick out each item with a check mark and pack a lunch you KNOW they will love. I color coded separate items for the lunch, making a variety of foods to be selected into the lunch. Even better, you can add your Lunch Printable to a frame, laminate it, or add to a folder sleeve to reuse over and over again with dry erase markers. Download the PDF for FREE by hitting the image below– Instructions: in order to print your printable to the best of its ability, use the following settings:
- print on cardstock
- change your printer settings to horizontal
- print “fit to page”
- change settings to fine or best print
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Glad. The opinions and text are all mine.
2 thoughts on “DIY LUNCH MENU: Free Printable”
Hey Trisha, LOVE this printable! Have run lots of copies for my kids to get more involved in school lunchbox choices 🙂 Quick question… you have ‘pizza’ listed under ‘Fruit’. Is there a fruit pizza recipe idea I am missing, or is this a typo? Hoping it’s a fruit pizza idea I’ve missed!
HAHA! Probably just an accident, although, you CAN make fruit pizza! Its made w/ yogurt or cream cheese and sliced fruit.
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