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How to make lunch less stressful for you and more fun for your kids

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Too often when we’re feeling exhausted or running late, our minds go blank when faced with an empty lunch box. We’ve found that having a few items always on hand, goes a long a way. So, we’ve made a list of easy, nutritious items to pack for lunch. Bookmark this article, and when you’re heading out to do your grocery shopping for the week, ask your kids to pick  3-4 items from each category:




Ok, you’ve got the right ingredients. But, how do you get your kids to actually eat the food? If your little ones are anything like mine, sandwiches just don’t cut it. Here are some ideas for how to make it the lunchbox a little bit more exciting.

Hope this helps!


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Ailen is the Managing Editor at ParentsTogether. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and two spirited boys.