Here are some great hacks to make lunch prep easy on yourself and that just might make your kid the envy of lunch hour.
Freeze juice boxes
A simple way to keep lunch cool until it’s time to eat: an ice pack that doesn’t need to make the return trip home! By lunchtime the juice will be thawed and ready to enjoy with the rest of the meal.
A whole, but pre-sliced apple
This IS genius. Just pre-slice an apple, put it back together and wrap a rubber band around it. This keeps all the juices in and prevents the apple from turning brown before lunchtime.
Remove bread crusts with a pizza cutter
Need a quick way to remove the crust without removing a lot of the bread? Use a pizza cutter, and you’ll get sandwiches with clean edges.
No mush is much better
Soggy bread is the lunchtime equivalent of a pop-quiz. If your kid likes sandwiches with things like mustard, mayo or tomato, place those items between the cold cuts. The bread will stay in tip-top shape come lunchtime.
Why make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day when you can make a whole bunch at once? No, really, this is the way to go. Once made, freeze the sandwiches. On a school morning, pop a frozen PBJ sandwich in a lunchbox. Bonus: the frozen PBJ can act as an ice pack for the rest of that day’s selections!