Friday, May 22, 2015

Yay for summer!!!!

Whoohoo!! We made it!! The end of school is finally here, school's out, time for summer! I've been limping toward the end-of-school finish line now for a while. I tapped out somewhere mid-April. Are you there yet, Moms?? The end-of-school year insanity has come to an end (insert immensely huge smiley face here). Now time for the busy summer insanity to begin. Since we are so busy during the summertime, I usually don't post very many lunches. But, I have 2 super neat lunchpacking products that I'm going to try out and do a write-up on for back-to-school (yep, gotta start thinking about that now...LOL). So, stay tuned for this. Also, I like to showcase other fabulous bloggers during the summer, so look for this, as well. Hang in there, Moms, the end-of-year insanity will be over very soon for you, too, and I hope you all have an amazingly fun and wonderful summer, Friends!

Here is my kiddo's last lunch of 2nd grade:

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This lunch is packed in Easylunchboxes.
  • Alexia mini stuffed ham and cheese bites
  • Rold Gold mini pretzels- There are 2 chocolate covered mini pretzels for a treat.
  • Natural applesauce- I added some strawberry purée for flavor and color.
  • baby carrots with Ranch dressing for dipping
  • Brothers-All-Natural freeze dried strawberry fruit crisps

Some of the things, or similar things, that I used to make this lunch:

Monday, May 18, 2015

I think I can.....I think I can...

Yep! The title of this post says it all!!! I think I can!!! The end of the school year is finally here. FIVE. MORE. DAYS. I think I can! I feel like that little engine in the book The Little Engine That Could. The kids and I all have end-of-the-school-year-itis, and we are sooo ready to be outside playing, riding bikes, swimming, eating Popsicles, and of course, sleeping late. Our school focus is completely defunct and non-existent, and so is my lunch making mojo! But, we can do it....five more days. It's funny how every year we complain about how early school starts...usually the first week in August. But, the kidlets and I sure do love getting out in May. We're heading out on a family vacay next week so as to beat the summer heat, and the weather should be great! Whoohoo!!!!      

 We LOVE.......

So, lunchmaking this week will probably consist of "just throw it in a box" type lunches. But, any lunch looks cute when packed in a fun lunchbox like the Yumbox, Bento Kids, or the Goodbyn. Add a couple colorful silicone cups and you're all set. Today's lunch for the boy is packed in the Goodbyn Bynto, and it took me 10 minutes to make. Yep...I just "threw it in the box". Looks pretty fun and cute, huh?

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This lunch is packed in the Goodbyn Bynto.
  • King's Hawaiian dinner roll sandwich- Natural Selects ham and Swiss cheese
  • Pirate's Booty puffed cheese snacks
  • Sunburst cherry tomatoes
  • Oikos strawberry Greek yogurt
  • Pink Lady apple wedges
  • mini shortbread cookie

Some of the things, or similar things, that I used to make this lunch:

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Easy Lunchboxes are awesome...

Here at The Lucky Lunchbox, I get asked pretty often what my favorite lunchbox is. Like many of you, I have a cabinet FULL of lunch-making gear, lunch boxes, and bento boxes. I pack lunch for my son everyday, so I like to have a variety to choose from. I'm very fond of my all-in-one lunchboxes like the Yumbox and the Bentogo Kids, but the lunchboxes I find myself reaching for most often are the Easy Lunchboxes.

So, why are the Easy Lunchboxes my go-to lunchbox, you ask?? First of all, they are, well, EASY....easy for me and easy for my kidlet. I spend about 15 minutes a night making my little guy's lunch, and I love that the Easy Lunchboxes are one compact container. Whatever I'm packing for Z's lunch fits neatly into the 3 compartments.....I don't have to fuss with a multitude of zip-top baggies or separate plastic containers. Quick and EASY, right? As for Z, he can sit down at the lunch table, pop off the single lid, and before the other kiddies are done fighting with zip-top baggies full of crushed chips and searching for a teacher to remove difficult plastic container lids, he is happily noshing on his lunch. EASY, right?

Here are some of the other features that I love about the Easy Lunchboxes:
  • ELB's are economical.  A pack of four boxes with colored lids is appx. $14. ELB's are budget friendly....a must for all the frugal mamas out there.
  • ELB's are convenient. They nest together to save space and are dishwasher, freezer, and microwave approved.
  • ELB's are eco-friendly. They are BPA, PVC, and phthalates free, and are waste free, so they are good for Mother Earth.
  • ELB's are functional. They have three divided compartments of different sizes. So, sandwiches don't get mushy from fruit and chips don't get crushed. ELB's are NOT leakproof, however. 
  • ELB's are kid friendly. They have easy open lids and are very lightweight, and ELB's are very durable.
  • ELB's are fashionable. No, really! They come in three sets of fabulous colors: Classics, Brights, and Urbans....great colors to satisfy even the pickiest color connoisseur.
  • ELB's are long lasting. I've been using my original set of Easy Lunchboxes for 19 months, and they still are in great shape with very little wear....not even a stain on them. 
So, let's sum it all up. Easy Lunchboxes are awesome!! They are staples in my lunch-packing arsenal.

Enough on to today's lunch!

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This lunch is packed in Easy Lunchboxes.
  • Natural Selects ham and pepperoni sandwich on whole wheat bread
  • cheddar cheese slices
  • Clif Kid organic Z bar- These are a new food like for Z. They are a great snack choice, too.
  • strawberries 
  • baby carrots and red cherry tomatoes with Ranch dressing in the green box 

Some of the things, or similar things, that  I used to make this lunch: