This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own.
One thing good about Back to School time means it’s Back to Bento Box time too! Last year I got into the bento box craze when I sent Sophia’s lunch to preschool twice a week. This year, however, her Pre-K this year doesn’t require lunch time so she’ll be eating at home every day. Just because she’ll be eating at home, doesn’t mean we can’t still Rock the Lunchbox!
In fact, I sometimes find it harder to put together a great, nutritious and pretty looking lunch when the girls are at home. I’m usually running around the house – cleaning, playing, and chasing two girls – so lunch time sneaks up on me and I’m trying to quickly throw random things together and that doesn’t always turn out well! So sticking with a routine of packing a lunch [even if it will be eaten at our own kitchen table] is a great habit to stick with.
Some of my favorite brands are back and have teamed up with the Rock the Lunch Box campaign again this year. It’s a great resource for parents showing lunch ideas [even broken down into Vegetarian and Gluten & Nut-Free lunches]. It’s also a great resource to find organic products and green items to make lunches more eco friendly!
So I got to work creating a bento box lunch that my girls would love, using our new Bento Lunch Box from Laptop Lunches. I also went shopping with some great coupons [get your coupons here too!] and decided to try out the new Applegate Half Time Lunches and some of our favorites from Annie’s. Of course, you’ll always fine a package of Stonyfield Organic Yogurt in our lunches – I like to vary between the YoKids Squeezers and Pouches!
To vary it up, I like to change out the girls’ bento boxes every day to keep it new and fun. I got this great FROZEN Bento Box from Bento-a-Day this Summer and have to share it between the girls because they absolutely love it!
One other fun idea behind Rock the Lunch Box is getting your kids involved! Not only will you find some great bento lunch box ideas, you’ll get coupons, AND have the chance to get your child’s input on their lunches. I asked Sophia to share her favorite lunch box creations with me through drawing.
If there’s one thing this girl loves – it’s coloring. But apparently there’s one thing that she loves even more…
And that’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches. That’s what she said she wanted in her dream bento box – a PB&J sandwich. Of course, it got the conversation rolling about what other veggies and fruits we could add, which is one of the important aspects of Rocking the Lunch Box… including all the food groups and keeping lunches healthy and rocking!
To learn more about Rock the Lunchbox, visit rockthelunchbox.com and grab your coupons and get more healthy lunch ideas to rock your child’s lunch box too!
What would your child’s Dream Lunch look like?