Olivia isn’t in school but I do pack her lunches to take her to day care when I go to work. My mom babysits her on the days that I go into work and I’ve found that if I pack her lunches I know what she’s eating, how much she has ate and I can be in control of what she’s consuming. I thought since it’s back to school season why not share some fun back to school lunch ideas. I found this great lunch box and snack & sandwich keepers set by Crocodile Creek, they are sold online or at your local Whole Foods Market. Crocodile Creek is such a fun brand they have a variety of items for your toddlers and kids to play. They have lunch boxes, back packs, block, bibs, drinking bottles, play puzzles and much more! It’s defiantly a brand that I love and I can use the play items to keep Olivia entertained while we are out having dinner.
One of the beverages I love to give Olivia is water. We are always drinking water but I spruce it up a bit with some strawberries and basil to infuse some added flavor and color to it. This is really yummy and Olivia loves drinking her infused waters. Another lunch item I love is PP&J since Olivia is highly allergic to nuts I can’t do a nut butter so I opt for a Jelly sandwich just the J and add some added fruit for extra crunch. Olivia loves her blueberries, so that’s the perfect choice for us a J&B (jelly and blueberry) sandwich. I use sandwich cutters to just our cute shapes and make it fun to eat her sandwich. If you have a picky eater this can be a fun trick to get your kids to eat better! Olivia loves fruit so I make sure to pack clementine’s, berries, and whatever fruit is in season at the time. She also loves her sweets so I pack her a gluten free cupcake or some type of yummy and healthy pastry.