Banish cafeteria meals with some creative ideas that will have school kids looking forward to mom's lunchtime surprises. Now that your lil one has a lunch box that helps reduce waste throughout the year, fill it with food that he will want to gobble down, rather than toss. With a little forethought and a few tools, those lunch sacks will be filled with healthy meals that are the envy of everyone at the table.
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Youngsters love to find unexpected treats hidden in their lunch boxes. While cupcakes and cookies are probably the most sought after treasures, your wee one may be pleasantly surprised to find one of these nifty Beetle Sporks ($10) in their package of tasty and nutritional eats.
Tots can easily take the funky bug and unfold the wings to create a spoon or fork for their meal. When grub time comes to a close, the beetle folds back up and stows away for another day's use.
Don't let school lunches become as routine as a line-up of classes, surprise your kids by putting a few fun edible treats in their lunch bags. And, always make sure they are age appropriate.
And, for that added touch, tuck a note in wishing them luck on a test or just to say that you're hoping they are having a good day.