Easy Kid Lunches

If I could change one thing about Paisley and Carson’s preschool it would be to have them provide lunch for the kids. Along with the struggle of “What’s for dinner?” I have to combat the “What are you making me for lunch tomorrow?” struggle too. Paisley is adamant on asking every day what I am making her, and if it will contain any “surprises” – aka candy. ha

The biggest obstacle I have is avoiding any peanut butter (for Paisley and Carson’s class) and egg products (Carson’s class). If I could use peanut butter, it would make packing a lunch way easier! But alas, kids have allergies and I do not want to be the parent to put another child in danger.

I have made up a few of my kids favorite options for lunches and am sharing the wealth! I pin a TON of lunch options, and am working on which ones my kids like the best. I love the Bento Boxes I bought the kids. They keep everything sectioned out for my semi-ocd kids and they do not spill! Plus they come with a cute spork and a flexible lid for the circular/dressing spot. The one down side is there is no room for their drink, it isn’t a problem for now with my kids but next year I am going to get Paisley a Bento Box lunch bag so it acts as a one stop shop for her lunch box and drink.

Here are a few that are sure winners in Paisley and Carson’s book!

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  • Pretzels
  • Snap Peas
  • Hummus
  • Clementine
  • Cucumber
  • Pasta Salad – Chopped ham, peas, cheese cubed, macaroni noodles, italian dressing

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  • Turkey and Cheese Roll Up – Cut up for Carson
  • Snap Peas
  • Strawberries and Blueberries
  • Chocolate Chips

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  • Turkey and Cheese Roll Up – Cut in half for Paisley
  • Snap Peas
  • Strawberries and Blueberries
  • Chocolate Chips

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  • Turkey and Cheese Sandwich on Whole Wheat Bread
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Snap Peas and Cherry Tomatoes
  • Hummus to dip

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  • Ritz Crackers
  • Turkey sliced
  • Colby Jack Cheese sliced
  • Celery and Cauliflower
  • Boiled Egg (already peeled)
  • Fruit Snack for “surprise”

I finally found some Silicone Cupcake Liners at Ikea which are the cheapest option, but they only come in pink. I found some multi-colored ones for my Amazon Prime peeps here, and for my Target lovers click here to find yours!

I would love to have more ideas to try! If you have any kid lunch ideas shoot them my way! Good luck pleasing those kiddos and have fun with it!

~xo~

It’s A…

As I sit here trying to organize my life in my new 2017 Mormon Mom PlannerΒ and listening to Luke Bryan on Pandora, I can’t help but get distracted by the little peanut kicking me from the inside (literally, she packs a punch already!)

I figured that’s a sign I should take a break and update those of you who missed our Facebook Live gender reveal! I’m not sure why it took us 3 kids to realize how much more fun it is to celebrate the news with a group of friends. Brian and I both had the awareness that this may be our last babes (don’t hold me to that though…babies are wonderful and I may not be able to resist another…eek!), and we hadn’t done any of the “fun” stuff when I was pregnant with Paisley or Carson. I guess we figured we might as well do it while we can!

The only thing I would change was fly in all our close family and friends (I wish we had the funds to do that!). Experiencing this with our CA friends was a blast, don’t get me wrong. We love and enjoy everyone who was able to make it (and even those who couldn’t!), but how much fun it would have been to have my parents, in-laws, siblings and besties from KC and beyond with me that day!

Anywho…I’m rambling and I know you all want to see my kiddos and than hear me go on and on…so enjoy the video. Brian made a shortened version of our Facebook Live video with the GoPro (seriously get one if you don’t have one, so fun!).

Happy Thursday all. Have a fabulous rest of the day!

~xo~