With school about to begin you are probably already trying to figure out how you can get your child’s lunch made quickly. It seems that the easiest thing for many parents to do is to just throw the nearest pre-packed lunches into the bag. The only problem with this idea is that it is not always the healthiest choice. Below you will find a few simple, and practical suggestions that may prove to be helpful when it comes to making lunch in a hurry.
Make it ahead of time
Since you know that your kids have to leave early in order to catch the school bus, or head off to school, why not prepare some items the night before. Of course there are some things like sandwiches that you will want to get done the day of so that everything is fresh, and not soggy. If you want to give your child fresh snacks why not take the time and prepare them the night before. You can easily do this by cleaning the fresh fruit the night before, putting it into little sandwich bags. Then just place them back in the fridge until you are ready to start packing their lunch.
Plan before you shop
Prior to even going shopping, it is important that you take the time to do a bit of planning first. By planning first you can make sure that only healthy snacks are purchased. If your child is already addicted to junk food, find some healthy options that they may enjoy. Let them try different options, of fruit and vegetables to see, which one they would really like.
Create a menu
Making up a menu is really a great way to ensure that your child is eating a healthy and balanced meal. Why not have your child help you with making the menu. If they fill like they are involved in the entire menu making process, they will be more likely to eat the lunch they are given and not waste anything. A lot of kids end up throwing their lunch in the garbage, because they don’t like it. Taking the time to make a menu is really a great idea for the entire family. You can type in lunch ideas in the Google search and you should have no problem finding some great menu ideas.
Have a routine and stick with it
Create an early morning routine when it comes to putting the lunches together. Take the time and figure out your morning routine, and set your alarm clock. Remember that if you push yourself to stay on schedule you will have no problem really making your routine work.