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Creative Lunch Box Ideas

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® + Pepperidge Farm® . The opinions and text are all mine.

I will be honest with you and tell you that I typically dread back-to-school season, purely for the fact that it means I have to come up with school lunch box ideas every single day. Then I have to remember to pack it the night before, or I’m in a mad rush the morning of, and I’m hollering for everyone to get out the door so we won’t be late. And if we are late, I’m usually the one at fault. Can anyone relate? So, this year I am being proactive by coming up with creative lunch box ideas, ahead of time!

I don’t want to be stuck in a rut this school year, and feeling like I’m a bad mom because I give my kids the same ham and cheese sandwich, with a side of crackers and some water, every single day. Let’s make this year a little better, and I truly think it will help my self esteem as a mother. Sure we all have those “I’m an awful mother” days, but let’s try to minimize the frequency.

One thing I have found when coming up with fun lunch box ideas is that I need to simplify. If I can purchase a handful of items and come up with multiple ideas using those items, then great for me, and great for the kids. For these lunch box ideas I decided to use a variety of fresh fruits and Pepperidge Farms® Goldfish, cheese, sandwiches, cookie cutters and Wet Ones® Singles. Then I brought the kids into the kitchen, one at a time, and allowed them to pick a theme for their lunch box.

The first lunch box is a princess themed lunch box, complete with a heart-shaped sandwich, pink princess Pepperidge Farms® Goldfish crackers, crown-shaped string cheese and fruit kebabs. Simple, but Miss Bea was excited about it!

Lunch box 2 has an under-the-sea inspired theme, complete with fish-shaped cheese and ham sandwiches, Xtra Cheddar goldfish crackers, a sea of blueberries and string cheese octopus.

The third lunch box has a sunshine and rainbows theme. A sun-shaped sandwich, made with a circle cookie cutter and small pieces of string cheese. The rainbow goldfish and an assortment of fruit, create that rainbow feel. Then my son had the idea of making raindrop shaped cheese. Very clever, I thought.

The last idea is for a race car lunch box. We had a trophy cookie cutter that we used on PB&J, and placed a #1 on top, out of cheese. Then we topped Pepperidge Farms® pretzel goldfish crackers with cheese-made cars. I cut tires out of apples and laid them on top of a road full of blueberries.

So, with one easy shopping trip at Walmart, I picked up enough ingredients to create a variety of lunch box ideas. Just use your creativity. Don’t forget the Wet Ones® Singles to help kiddos clean up before and/or after lunch. We know they don’t take the time to wash their hands all the time. Wet Ones® Singles are a necessity in every kid’s school lunch, cleaning hands and killing 99.9% of germs, so they can enjoy their awesome lunch!. The singles are also great for cleaning out lunch boxes in a hurry.

Don’t forget – for a chance to win a years supply of Wet Ones® for your home and your child’s classroom, plus $1000 cash, visit the Wet Ones® website!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® + Pepperidge Farm® . The opinions and text are all mine.

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