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Being a work from home parent or working parent can be hard. My to-do list seems like it
gets longer day by day, so finding the time to get everything done can be challenging. So
whatever your work/life situation is I hope you find my 5 tips for packing school lunches
My oldest is 4 and loving preschool. She only attends a couple days a week, but even then I struggle to keep up with all her school needs, lunch prep, my work, and of course my other daughter! So, I’ve created a system to keep 1 task organized; School lunches!
School lunches should be such an easy thing to organize, but I honestly waste so much time preparing everyday. So, how did I finally tackle this task? Here’s how:
5 tips for packing school lunches
Tip 1- Prep
Prep ahead of time! I try to prep all the meals on Sunday. I’ll sort the food items out into individual portions; if they don’t already come that way. This includes fruit, veggies, sandwiches, etc…
Tip 2- Organize
I have a shelf in both my refrigerator and cupboard with everything ready to go. I try to stock everything with plenty of food, snack, and drink options. Of course my daughter’s favorite is CAPRI SUN! We keep a variety on hand at all times since she loves them.
If you didn’t know CAPRI SUN now has four varieties made with All Natural ingredients, no added sugar* and no high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Their four new products have the taste kids love, without the ingredients that parents don’t want in their kids’ drinks.
Tip 3- PrePack
If I have time I’ll prepack her meals for the week. This doesn’t always work out, but it does help. If I can’t prepack for the week I’ll prepack her lunch the night before.
Tip 4- Encourage Help
This has been amazing! Since I have everything organized and ready to go I can have my daughter help. She loves it and it’s one less thing for me. We just make sure she grabs a balanced diet for her lunch. Fruit, vegetable, protein, snack, dessert, and of course a CAPRI SUN drink.
CAPRI SUN is a brand that continues to innovate and listen to consumers, and knows that parents want to feel good about what they give their kids to eat and drink. That’s why they have created four new products; read more about the four options below:
- NEW CAPRI SUN Fruit Refreshers: A convenient beverage made with a simple combination of all-natural fruit juice and filtered water that has an awesome taste kids love without the sugar that mom doesn’t want. Fruit Refreshers also have 50% less sugar than the average leading fruit juices*
- CAPRI SUN Organic: Certified USDA Organic fruit drink blend aimed at helping parents strike the right balance between what their kids want to drink and what parents feel good about serving.
- CAPRI SUN 100% Juice: Served in the classic CAPRI SUN pouch, 100% Juice is a refreshing juice drink offering ¾ cup of fruit juice per pouch.
- CAPRI SUN Fruit & Veggie Blends: Previously known as Super V, CAPRI SUN Fruit & Veggie Blends is packed with yummy fruit and veggie juices, giving kids delicious fruit juice with ½ cup of fruit and veggie juice per pouch.
Tip 5- Grab & Go!
Having everything packed and ready has made my mornings much less stressful. Having to just grab and go is amazing, and a great way to get my daughter off to school.
So, ready to get organized and make lunch prep easier? I hope my 5 tips will help all those working parents have a much more stress free day.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
*Not a low-calorie beverage