8 Tips to Make School Lunches Easier with Horizon®

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Make School Lunches Easier

Make School Lunches Easier with Horizon®

When my son takes his lunch to school he always asks for me to include his favorite Horizon® single serve milk boxes. It is the perfect way to make school lunches easier for me and more fun for him! When I go to Walmart I love to stock up on my favorite Horizon® products: single serve milk boxes and sandwich crackers. They are great foods with ingredients mom can feel good about!

You’ll find the varieties of Horizon® single serve milk boxes near the juice or I’ve even seen them in the baking aisle at another Walmart.

Horizon milk boxes

You’ll find the Horizon® sandwich crackers in the cracker aisle at Walmart.

hoirzon sandwich crackers

I was excited to see the fun Peanuts movie packaging on the Horizon® products. It reminded me of the upcoming The Peanuts Movie hitting theaters on Nov. 6th. I’m sure you’ve heard of The Peanuts Movie characters, Snoopy and Charlie Brown. My son can’t wait to head off to the theaters next month to see the new movie. Check out The Peanuts Movie trailer here!

I have actually purchased Horizon® single serve milk boxes for my son for several years. I love that they are an excellent source of calcium, contain no high fructose corn syrup and offer eight grams of protein per milk box. My son absolutely loves the chocolate flavored with cocoa but they also have vanilla flavored with vanilla extract. Not only my son, but the whole family can enjoy Horizon® milk on-the-go in lunchboxes, snacks, traveling and more. The Horizon® sandwich crackers come in two delicious flavors: cheese and peanut butter.horizon milk crackers

Packing school lunches can create a hectic morning for my family. Not only do I make sure my hubby is off to a good day, I also get our son ready for school, feed a hundred head of cattle, as well as a list of other chores by 7 am. Horizon® makes my life and school lunches easier. Horizon® products are not only perfect for lunchboxes but also snacks, travel and more! I love that their shelf-stable milk boxes are the perfect alternative to juice boxes. Our son is always happy with these great products when he opens his lunchbox and it’s with ingredients I can feel good about.Make School Lunches Easier

8 Tips to Make School Lunches Easier

  1. Plan Ahead. My son actually likes the school lunches some days but not every day. Together we go over the school lunch calendar and he chooses the days he wants to take his lunch. Make sure have all supplies and food ready a few days before when your kids are taking their school lunches. You could make a magnetic lunch chart for making it easier and getting your kids involved.
  2. Keep a Supply of Reusable Containers. I always make sure I have plenty of reusable containers and baggies on hand. These make filling each item for lunch much easier. You’ll want enough containers and baggies to keep food contained and separated.
  3. Pack Ahead. You can pack the whole lunch the night before and stick the lunchbox in the fridge. Or, make sure you have all cold items packed in their baggies in the fridge ready for easy grabbing the morning of school. Mornings are way to hectic to be making the lunch and trying to find everything you need. Don’t forget to put ice packs in the freezer. If you tend to forget things, stick post-its to the fridge as a reminder.
  4. Stay Stocked with Essentials. This goes with planning and packing ahead but it is important to always stay stocked with lunchbox essentials. When you do your shopping for the week make sure you have everything you need for school lunches on your list.
  5. Use Leftovers. If you like packing leftovers into school lunches, make sure you save enough from supper the night before. Be sure you plan your shopping list around leftovers too and be sure to purchase plenty for supper so you know you’ll have enough food leftover for lunchboxes.
  6. Feel Good About the Lunch. I love packing my son’s lunchbox with a Horizon® single serve milk box and sandwich crackers. Horizon® Sandwich Crackers are stuffed with cheese and smooth peanut butter for a tasty combo that no kid can resist. Plus, they are super quick and easy for adding to any lunchbox. I also make sure I select a sandwich and a fruit. My son can also take a snack to school for the day. It’s a lunch packed with foods with ingredients mom can feel good about.
  7. Involve Your Kids. Our son loves selecting his own lunch items. I do weigh in if I think he should make a better decision. It also makes it fun for your kids when they feel like they are involved in some of the decision making.
  8. Make it Special. Place a handwritten note in your child’s lunchbox with a special message. It makes them excited to see what you’ve written every day. Encourage them on a test or write a simple I love you.

What are your tips to make school lunches easier? Comment below and share with us.

Make School Lunches Easier with Horizon

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  • these are excellent tips! My little ones are too young for lunchboxes, but when they are a little older I’ll utilize your ideas 🙂 #client

  • Erlene Mccurdy

    wonderful tips ,

  • Sue M.

    Great tips; I’m always big on getting things ready the night before, I learned that when I was a kid and I still do this! Thanks for sharing!

  • amycrocker76

    Thanks for the cool blog entry, and suggestions. I love that Horizon is one of the main merchandiser tie-ins for the Peanuts movie! They make so many delicious products, and I love that collectors will have so many different types of food packages to collect.

  • Outrun1986

    Easy school lunches are a must

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