Well, I blinked and the summer is over! We had a fantastic summer filled with lots of swimming/competing, family visits, summer camps, trips and sleep away camps. We are going into this school year with a 5th grader, 3rd grader, Kindergartner and Preschooler. That’s A LOT of snacks and lunches! Here is my first post to get things started – a day’s worth of food for my preschooler:
Snacks (in handmade sandwich bags at the top): one has sliced carrots with mini pre-packaged Sunbutter, other has a fig bar and mini container of peanuts
Lunch: Vanilla Almond Milk, half a Tofurkey/Veganaise sandwich on wheat bread, popcorn, sliced cucumbers and a Clementine
This entire lunch/snack combo was packed the night before. Think about your child’s day and what his/her needs are, as well as what you have to work with. For example, the containers you might use for a preschooler would be different from the containers you would use for an upper grade schooler. Size of the lunchbox is a factor. Do they need an ice pack? Snacks probably will be in a backpack or perhaps not refrigerated. Carrots are a great veggie to pack for snacks because they can last in the backpack until morning snack. Pair them with a nut butter, and you have great brain food to power your child through until lunch. Most preschools provide snack, but I still choose to send my own for numerous reasons. My daughter will only attend 3 days a week, but I still want her to eat what I would give her at home.
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