How We…Pack Lunches

 Hey, Hey Everyone!

Time for How We Wednesday with Erika and Shay!  Each month, we highlight HOW WE do something and we hope you’ll share HOW YOU do something.  The goal is for us all to learn a little from each other.

Today, we’re talking about packing lunches!

At the beginning of the year, I’d give myself “ROCKSTAR” status for my lunches.  They’re nothing super fancy, but a sandwich or roll-up paired with something salty, a yogurt, fruit, and drink.  But by the time May rolls around…this is me.

Anyone else feel me?

One thing I’ve learned since having kids in school is pack what they’ll eat.  Nixon is my super picky, would prefer to eat junk food 24/7 kind of kid.  Almost his entire kindergarten year I packed him fruit thinking maybe he’d get hungry enough to eat it.  Did he ever?  NO!  So now I pack what I know my kids will eat.  And that looks very different for each of my kiddos.

Ebby Lee prefers a variety of food in a Yumbox...her perfect lunch would be a turkey and cheese sandwich, with chips and salsa, strawberries, and a yogurt.

Nixon would prefer a Lunchable or Uncrustable, chip bags, and some sort of sweet treat.  #keepingitreal

Bowen is EASY!  He’ll pretty much eat what I send him and typically asks me {VERY NICELY} to not send something again if he’s not a fan.

Britt is going to be very different.  I think I’ve mentioned before she prefers a carb and dairy diet {don’t we all?  ha!}.  My plan for her is to pack mac-and-cheese or some kind of noodles.

My two big kids helped me pack their lunches every day.  And I did a big ole happy dance if they ever asked to eat in the cafeteria because NO PACKING!  😉

If you’re looking for some good lunch inspirations, check out this post.

And if you have any great lunch ideas, please share them in the comments!  

Bloggers, please join us next month when we share about How We…FALL!

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  1. 8.8.18
    Melissa @ Finding My Mojo said:

    Packing lunches is one of my LEAST favorite things to do, I hate trying to come up with different ideas! I think you hit on the nail on the head though, sending your kids with something you know THEY like and WILL eat makes it easier! We also use yumboxes and that helps me create variety in their lunches while I fill the different compartments.

  2. 8.8.18
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    I love the new look of the site 🙂 Yay! I am not ready for the school lunch packing but I am about ready for a good daily routine! Have fun on your fr-amily trip! xoxo ERIN

  3. 8.8.18
    Kelsey Peacock said:

    Your new blog design looks AMAZING!!! So fresh and pretty 🙂 My fave lunch as a kid was soup in a thermos in the fall/winter so I could have something hot! In the summers, I loved sandwiches and veggies w/dip!

  4. 8.8.18
    ReachingBeyondMediocrity said:

    Love your new layout!

  5. 8.8.18
    Peterson 6 said:

    LOVE your blog makeover!!! I'm in need of one, but it doesn't seem to get to the top of my to do list!! Ha!! Enjoy your day!!
    Jill (

  6. 8.8.18
    azbaby24 said:

    Ummm, are we just gonna breeze over the fact that your blog got an upgrade???????? Looks beautiful!!!

  7. 8.8.18
    Whitney Pegram said:

    Eeeek!! Your new layout looks amazing!!

  8. 8.8.18
    Lindsay's Sweet World said:

    Your new blog design looks great!! I'm working on getting mine updated, too!

  9. 8.8.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    I cannot even begin to imagine packing 3 lunches!!!!! If I had 4 lunches to pack, and 1 of the kids wanted a lunchable, I would be more than happy to oblige! 🙂

  10. 8.8.18
    Stephanie said:

    Ebby Lee's perfect lunch sounds delicious 🙂

  11. 8.8.18
    Tractors and Glam Blog said:

    I feel you on the May lunches. It is pretty much a fend for yourself month. Hahaha!

  12. 8.10.18
    Joanne said:

    I have saved the image to join in next month but we don't pack lunches.. unless we're heading out on a field trip in which case we each pack our own lunch into one giant cooler that I either carry around or just leave in the car until it's time to eat. I think packing school lunches was my least favorite part of the school year morning when my kids were in public school. I have to very picky eaters and the foods they enjoyed eating were not all that lunch packing friendly.