it feels like you’re life is on repeat: packing the
same peanut butter and jelly sandwich and juice box in your
child’s lunch everyday. When the school weeks drag on
and your taste buds get bored, try these sandwich alternatives:
hot meals like macaroni and cheese or soup, buy
a wide-mouth thermos that your child can easily
Roll cheese outside of cold cuts instead of bread.
Find out if your child’s preschool will heat
up food, as many do.
Wrap fruits and vegetables in one half of a paper
towel to keep them from getting soggy.
Put condiments in between the meat and cheese instead
of on the bread to keep it from becoming soggy.
Pack tomatoes and lettuce separate from the sandwich.
Save small packets of mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup
from take out restaurants to add to lunch bags so
your child can add her own condiments at lunch time.
keep apple and pear slices from turning brown in
your child’s lunchbox without making them
too sour for your child, squirt them with pineapple
juice or lemonade.
Ways to keep food cool other than an ice pack:
frozen bread for sandwiches in the morning.
Put in a frozen juice box, which will keep food
cool and melt in time for lunch.
About the Author:
A dynamic national speaker, consultant, corporate spokesperson,
and writer, Stacy DeBroff is President and founder of
Inc., a company devoted to providing pragmatic tips
and advice to
strengthen busy families and enhance the home environment.
written several best-selling books on household and
organization including ; The
Mom Book Goes to School ; The
Mom Book: 4,278 Tips for Moms ; and Sign
Me Up! The Parent's Complete Guide to Sports, Activities,
and Extracurriculars .
Central: The Ultimate Family Organizer
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