Adding Variety To The Lunchbox (Gift Card Giveaway)

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.)

Back to school is a special time of year for our family. The boys love making new friends and all of the activities the school year brings. They especially love two times of the school day: recess and lunch.

We spent weeks preparing for the school year and buying everything we needed. Most things were one time purchases but we also have daily costs like lunch. We let the boys get school lunch one time a week and then the rest of the week they pack lunch. As with any purchases, we as a family look to save money and time, and we can do both at Save-A-Lot while getting a variety of delicious choices to fill the lunchbox.

Variety is the spice of life. When it comes to my kid’s lunch boxes they love having plenty of choices. With Save-A-Lot our money gets more juice boxes and yogurts and snacks and every lunch is packed with fun. When my youngest tries to make his own lunch for school he always grabs a million things and it feels great seeing his excitement and joy.

We try to give the kids a balanced lunch and a healthy snack for each one that might not be so nutritious. We want them to enjoy eating it but, at the same time, don’t want to pack it full of junk. Save-A-Lot helps the most here because I know that I can find healthier, affordable options at their stores. I also buy bigger bags and we portion them ourselves to save even more money that way.

Another thing that changes during the school year is breakfast. Kids have less time in the mornings now to lounge around but we still want them to eat something before they leave for the day. In our house, cereal is the king of breakfast (mainly because it’s so easy)! We portion cereal in plastic bags so they can eat it while they are getting ready or in the car if we are in a hurry. Cereal serves as a friendly snack as well so we always make sure to have extra boxes on hand.

School is in session and the kids are falling into routines so the days aren’t so hectic. One thing that helps us feel prepared is to have breakfast and lunch snacks ready to go so we start our day off on the right foot. How do you make school days easier?


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36 thoughts on “Adding Variety To The Lunchbox (Gift Card Giveaway)”

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  2. Laying cl9thes out the night before helps, or in my daughters case laying out 2 complete outfits so there’s still room for a change of mind.

  3. My favorite tip is to pick out a week’s worth of clothes the weekend before the school week. That way there is no issue with worrying about what to wear or laundry.

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  4. I make lunch the night before. This week, I did two days worth in one night. And, I intend to continue to do this. Since my daughter generally eats the same thing each day, it makes sense to go ahead and make two sandwiches while all the ingredients are out and to only dirty one knife/plate while doing so.

  5. We have a “landing spot” for each of our kids. A place where they unpack and leave their stuff so it’s not all over the house and hard to find when it’s time to go to school.

  6. After seeing all the posts on Facebook about sick kids right now, my back to school tip is to load them up on Vitamin C right before they go back to school!!

  7. My tip is to make the kids put everything they need in one location the night before, including notes, etc. Everything but lunches, of course.


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