For Roo and I we have tackled this in many ways over the years. Right now Roo comes home for lunch but as soon as the clubs start up she will stay a few days a week.
So what are our essentials to make this easy:
First we are an eco friendly house when it comes to lunch:
Roo has a food thermos. Highly recommend a good stainless steel one. Roo has had hers for years now.
Roo has two sandwich containters that have thier own ice packs
Roo also has a water bottle ( juices, and tetra packs are a no no for us)..
Roo’s lunch now gets packed by her in the morning if she needs one.
What do I keep on hand? soups, luncheon meat, cheese, crackers, salad fixings, and fruit. Whether she is at school or home the menu remains the same. With us this works. One day a week we do a treat which is normally pizza but a few times a year I do splurge and Roo gets McDonald’s or Taco Bell.
For us her packing means she will eat what she packs, can I say I live with a fussy kid.
What works at your house when it comes to lunches? I am off to read what is working for everyone over at We are that Family. That is after making a grilled cheese for lunch.