I get so many requests for lunch menus so I thought I would re-post my make ahead lunch plan.
Where was this Make Ahead Lunch idea back when two of my kids took their lunch to school and EVERY morning I had make them. Well knowing what we know now, it really does not make much sense does it? I make all our dinners at once, why am I making 2 lunches every morning???
So why not use the 5 Dinners method with a Make Ahead Lunch plan?
I spent 15 minutes and here is what I have ready for the rest of the week.
6 ham & cheese sandwiches
4 PB & J sandwiches
9 baggies of sliced oranges
10 baggies of grapes
10 cheese sticks
10 prepackaged bags of pretzels
Here is how I did it in 15 minutes-
More Ideas for a Make Ahead Lunch
These are foods my kids like and I know they will eat. It took 30 minutes to prep which I feel is so worth it to not have to do it each morning. I know I could have bought most of this already packaged in single serving sizes. I am just a little too frugal for that. :)
Tropical trail mix
Apples with caramel dip for a fun seasonal treat.
Aren’t we all craving caramel apples this time of year?
Sausage & cheese
PB & J
(The sandwich in the pic is ham & cheese. I had some left over)
apples with caramel dip
This side dish is their favorite!
The fun lunch side this week is strawberries with chocolate dip! YUM! Syrup is less than half the price of the dip found by the fruit. Chocolate is chocolate as far as I am concerned. :)