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During the school week, breakfast time is not always a seamless part of the day. In fact, I am not certain if my older children even eat anything despite my continual reminder that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We still pack lunches for 2/3 kids so we plan on packing these 4 Essential items to make up for a missed meal.
4 Essential Items to Pack in Your Kids Lunch Box
- Protein– Make sure the kids have a good source of protein in their lunch such as a hard boiled egg or lunch meat to snack on
- Water No one drinks enough water, instead of a sugary drink a bottled water is the best option for kids
- Fruit or Vegetable: Kids also don’t always get the right amount of servings of fruits and veggies. Packing their lunch with a variety of chopped veggies and fruit encourage them to chomp away.
- Yoplait Yogurt: Not only are these fridge packs convenient for lunches and quick portable breakfasts, kids receive 20% of their daily calcium in one single serve cup.
Calcium is so important for a child’s development and when they can get it while eating some of their favorite flavor combinations like mixed berry, strawberry peach or vanilla orange cream, there will be no arguments.
Stock your fridge with the 8 packs of Yoplait Original from Walmart and you will be surprised how quickly they disappear. They might be asking for two in their lunches as well to “share with a friend”. Yogurt is a quick and easy addition to anyone’s lunch box, just don’t forget to throw in a spoon and an ice pack to keep them cold.
When there are easy and convenient food items around the house that the kids like, you might even get them to start packing their own lunches. Here is a free printable to encourage kids to make their own lunch.