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I’m sure you’ve all seen Pinterest and these incredible lunch bento boxes. They’re cute, but let’s face it, most parents don’t have the time for that. No matter how cute it is. However, there is some science to making food attractive – it’s all about the presentation, right? I shared my tips with the gals at The Broadcast.
Must Haves for Fun Lunches
- Muffin Tins: Make your own Bento boxes
- Cookie Cutters: Easy way to make everything fun when it’s shaped!
- Duct Tape: Make your own cool lunch box and then take it off for another one!
- Note cards/jokes: Make them in advance or find premade ones on Pinterest to download and have ready
- Banana: Use them to write notes on the outside of the peel! Double-duty.
- Bread: Use them for roll ups or “sushi” by using a rolling a pin to smash a slice of bread thin. Next add meat, cheese and carrots and pickles and then roll up. Using a knife you can cut them like sushi rolls.
- Pretzels: Use stick pretzels like shish k-bobs and use your favorite meats, cheeses, etc.
- Go Go squeeZ: Put the pouch in the freezer to use like an ice pack all day and then be ready to each at lunch!
My favorite timesaver is to MAKE YOUR KIDS HELP YOU! It’s a great time to be together, teach your kids about nutrition and get things done quicker!
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