Lunchbox Inspiration- Dinosaur Themed Lunch☀️ Although summer is here, it’s never too early to start planning for back to school! ✏️ Sawyer is starting pre-k this year, and that means our little boy will join his big sister with taking lunchboxes to school! 🥳
💡 My biggest tip for new lunchbox packers is to 𝒾𝓃𝒸𝓁𝓊𝒹𝑒 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝓀𝒾𝒹𝓈 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓅𝓇𝑜𝒸𝑒𝓈𝓈! Not only will it encourage them to eat their meals better in school, but it will also make your life a bit less hectic too!
🎒 My kids love to get involved by cutting their fruits + veggies with kid safe knives, portioning out foods, and making designs out of their meals. 𝐈 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐞𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐰𝐢𝐜𝐡/𝐯𝐞𝐠𝐠𝐢𝐞/𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐬𝐞/𝐟𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭 𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐛𝐨𝐱 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦.Rice Crispy Fudge CupsThis no-bake frozen dessert is such a favorite amongst my kids! The crispy brown rice cereal texture complements the contrasting smooth fudgy layer perfectly. Packed with protein from the seed/nut layer, it's a sweet treat that also has some nutritional benefits! Chocolate Covered Banana PopsThese no-bake frozen chocolate covered banana pops are a fun snack activity to make with your children that build confidence in the kitchen and serve as a great bonding experience. Loaded with potassium, antioxidants, and a good source of Vitamin C, these pops are easy to make and so delicious! We used chocolate sweetened by coconut sugar and let the kids use their creativity with the toppings. Once these frozen treats defrost a bit, the inside is smooth and creamy! Perfect for a warm summer day.Chocolate Blueberry SmoothieLately, we've been making this chocolate blueberry smoothie on repeat for an easy and refreshing summer breakfast. While this smoothie tastes like a chocolate milkshake, it's actually packed with antioxidants, fiber, and omega-3s from added chia seeds and hemp hearts. We throw in a hidden veggie (spinach) and naturally sweeten it with wild blueberries and ripe bananas. You can even meal-prep these smoothie cups, and then just add milk in the morning to blend!Vegetable Sesame NoodlesNow that summer is in full swing, we're all about BBQs and picnics. This veggie packed sesame noodle pasta salad is always such a hit whether I'm entertaining or bringing it over to a potluck. I find most sesame noodle marinades use peanut butter or soy sauce, but this one uses coco aminos instead so the dressing doesn't overpower the entire dish! Yogurt-Frosted Watermelon “Cake”This sweet + refreshing no-bake watermelon "cake" is a fun new take on a summery dessert. Frosted with a a tangy + sweet yogurt topping and covered in berries, this dessert is pleasing to even the pickiest of eaters (aka my toddler son!). We've served this for birthdays, the Fourth of July, and Memorial Day Weekend. Dress it up with any colored sprinkles you want (we use natural dye-free ones) and make it match the theme you want for any occasion!