It’s really hard to believe that it’s already time to start pulling out the lunch boxes and thinking of filling them with back-to-school ideas! In our home, summer passed much too quickly and in just a few short weeks my boys will be back in the classroom. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been slowly checking the purchase of school supplies, new backpacks and clothes off of our to-do list. Now that we have those things out of the way, I’m getting down to business and focusing and the most important back-to-school details like what to fill their lunchboxes with to ensure that they eat great meals that will help them grow big and strong! With my older son, it’s not too hard…he pretty much eats anything I put in front of him. But with my youngest, I have to get creative to come up with organic lunchbox ideas that he loves! Since both my boys need middle-of-the-day meals that can satisfy and sustain them while still being easy and delicious, I’ve been coming up with some pick-eater-approved ideas that are sure to be a hit with children of any age!
My back-to-school lunch planning always starts with a visit to my local Kroger store for Horizon Organic and Simple Truth products! Between these two brands, I’m able to find a variety of kid-pleasing options that, when paired with fresh fruit and veggies, make coming up with organic lunchbox ideas a breeze! And since I can find everything I need for amazing lunches in the Natural Food section of Kroger, stocking up and ensuring that lunch never gets boring is just plain simple! From crackers to mac & cheese to milk, Horizon Organic products are always a favorite in my kids’ lunchboxes and with the amazing variety they offer, I never have to worry about my lunch ideas getting old! By pairing these always-on-hand-in-my-home products with Simple Truth meats and organic fruits and veggies, coming up with organic lunchbox ideas has never been easier!
Once I’ve stocked up on everything I need for simple and delicious organic lunchbox ideas for picky eaters at Kroger, for me it’s as easy as coming up with fun and unique new ways to present meals so that they quickly disappear! One of our favorite lunchbox ideas right now is Mozzarella and Turkey Mini Kabobs paired with Cheddar Crackers, fresh fruit, carrots and chocolate milk! For kids like mine who aren’t big sandwich fans, this is an easy lunch idea that always disappears! To make these, I pulled out a piece of my Horizon Organic Mozzarella Cheese and cut it into one inch pieces.
Next, I laid out my Simple Truth turkey on a cutting board and used a pizza cutter to make slices that were the same width as my pieces of cheese. After rolling my pieces of cheese in my turkey, I added them one at a time to toothpicks for a fun and easy main lunch course that’s always a hit!
Once my Mozzarella and Turkey Mini Kabobs had been placed in my bento box, I simply filled my remaining spots with Horizon Organic Cheddar Crackers, fresh fruit and veggies for a balanced lunch that I can feel great about serving and that I know will quickly disappear any day of the week!
After adding an individual Horizon Organic Chocolate Milk (a much begged for favorite in my home), my easy lunch was complete…in more ways than one! With a serving of fruit, plenty of protein, the right amount of carbs, a little bit of veggies and of course my calcium perfectly packaged in my Horizon Organic Milk container, I had created the perfect organic lunchbox idea to satisfy my growing kiddos while giving them a lunch that we all can feel great about!
While it was a given that my older son would make this lunch quickly disappear, I wanted to really put my creation to the test with my less-than-obliging little guy! I have to say I wasn’t surprised at all that as soon as he saw his lunchbox, his face lit up and it was clear to see that he was thrilled with the options that I had created from his beloved Horizon Organic products!
To MY delight, every item in his lunchbox disappeared and all that was left was a feeling of contentment on both of our parts!
I know going into the school year, this and many more organic lunchbox ideas created with a variety of Horizon Organic and Simple Truth products will be making their way into my son’s lunchroom and I’ll feel great about sending each and every one of them because I know they boast only the best organic products from Kroger!
Now it’s your turn! Head to your local Kroger today and stock up on easy organic lunchbox ideas featuring Horizon Organic and Simple Truth products! With tons of varieties that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest eater, it’s the perfect starting point for lunchboxes that always come home empty!
Tell me, what organic lunchbox ideas featuring Horizon Organic and Simple Truth products do your kids love most?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.