Even though you might not want to hear it (or maybe you do!), back to school is right around the corner. We still have about 4 weeks left but half the summer break is definitely behind us. One thing I hear often from moms is that they really don’t enjoy packing lunches. I know it can become tiresome trying to think of different options each week but I actually love packing my kids’ lunches! I love going to the grocery store and grabbing healthy foods for their lunches. If you like lists and being organized, you will love what’s coming! This fun Printable Lunch Planner (shopping list and lunch packing list) might be something that will help you stay organized and enjoy packing school lunches more. You can use this free printable throughout the school year and I’ll even give you a quick list of healthy lunch ideas my kids enjoy.
Printable School Lunch Planner
To make life a little easier, I have actually designed the lunch list page for you! This Printable School Lunch Planner has a section for your grocery list and the other part is where you will write down what will be in your child’s lunch each day of the week. This will save you from scrounging through your pantry every single morning wondering what you are going to pack!
This Printable School Lunch Planner will help you stay organized and make packing lunch for you or your children so much easier. All you have to do is print it off. Go ahead and print a handful off so you will have them handy for your weekly lunch planning.
Healthy Lunch Ideas For Kids
I’m no health expert but here are a few healthier lunch items that my kids really do enjoy:
- Turkey and cheese tortilla wrap or almond butter and banana tortilla wrap *Grab a pack of wraps and you can make different kinds for each day of the week.
- Fruit (Go ahead and slice up apples for the week or peel oranges…maybe even cut up grapes. Keep in an air tight container and just grab a handful each morning.)
- Here is another fun idea if your child would rather not have bread…grab some cheese sticks and some lunch meat (we love the nitrate free kind). To prepare: lay out some lunch meat and wrap the cheese stick up in the meat for a simple cheese and turkey or ham roll! You can leave it as is or even cut in into bite size pieces.
- Veggies– I love grabbing carrot chips or a few bell peppers slices. Add a few veggies into your child’s lunch (include a dip if they like that too).
- For snack purchase pop corn, veggie chips and trail mix too!
I hope this School Lunch Planner Printable will help you stay a little organized and help you keep track of what your child has eaten for the week. Let us know of any fun lunch items that you like to pack in your child’s lunch! Tag us in your lunch box photos @familyfocusblog.