Having a few tried and true supplies on hand will make packing a healthy school lunch so much easier for you and your kids! Plus, grab my free lunch packing guide printable!
Why Your Kids Should Pack Their Own Lunches
As many of you know, my kids have been making their own lunches since the 1st grade. I learned my lesson with my oldest son that they should be packing their own food as soon as he traded the ENTIRE lunch I made for him for a single piece of candy! (I believe it was a single candy corn!) ha ha.. At that moment I decided to let them decide what they were going to put in their own lunches, with some guidelines so that they could learn what a balanced lunch looks like. When kids have more control over what they eat, they are much more likely to eat it!
A balanced lunch should have a grain, protein, vegetable, and a fruit. I created a chart that will help guide your kids to pack a balanced lunch all on their own!
School Lunch Packing Guide
Lunch Making Supplies
Silicone Muffin Cups
Thermos Insulated Jar
Thin Ice Packs
Disposable Lunch Packing Supplies
Brown Paper Bags These are incredibly durable bags and come in a pack of 100 for under $10. If your child can’t bring a reusable lunch box to school, these bags are the way to go!
Disposable Portion Cups 5.5 ounces. These are great for packing fruit, dips, sauces, yogurt and anything that works well in a small container.
Paper Sandwich Bags These bags are not only super cute, but are perfect for packing sandwiches! They are recyclable, sealable and are food-safe and grease-resistant.
Having the right supplies can really help make lunch packing so much easier! What are some of your favorite supplies?