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31 Lunchbox Essentials

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This conversation is being sponsored by Wet Ones, however all thoughts are my own.

To help the new getting-off-to-school routine go easier, I’ve made a master list of basic lunch possibilities for Sam. On busy mornings (and nights before) I don’t have to figure out what to pack, I just check over my list. Sam gets a healthy lunch, a love note of encouragement and a travel pack of hand wipes.

Lunchbox Essentials

When they’re away from us at school, one of the ways we moms can take care of our kids is to send hand wipes with their lunches. I’m sending Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes in Sam’s lunch. Yes, I did receive compensation for sharing this but I really do think it’s a great product. Kids are busy at school and it’s just natural that they get a little sticky with all the things their fingers explore.  Teachers are busy and I’m sure they don’t have time to make certain everyone washes before lunch. I can’t stand the thought of Sam eating a handful of school germs with his lunch!

Wet Ones

Wet Ones Wipes kill 99.99% of germs, they’re hypoallergenic plus they contain aloe and lanolin so they’re not harsh. Because I don’t want Sam to forget to clean his hands, I pack the Wet Ones travel pack right in his lunchbox. I also keep a canister of them in the car so as soon as his day is over we wipe the germs away. I’m thinking that will make a difference once cold/germ season starts making its rounds too.

Wet Ones on the Go
Wet Ones for Lunch Box

Here’s my go-to list of ideas for lunch boxes—hope it makes the beginning of your day start easier, too:

BASICS:
Sandwiches, Juices, Milk, Wet Ones

MEALS:

Mini Pizzas, Pasta, Pasta Salad

DAIRY:
Yogurt, Cheese Sticks, Cheese Slices

BREADS/GRAINS:
Pretzels, Granola Bars, Crackers

FRUIT & VEGGIES:
Apples, Applesauce, Grapes, Orange Slices, Blueberries, Strawberries, Kiwi Slices, Carrots, Cucumber, Sweet Peppers, Celery, Cherry Tomatoes

PROTEINS:
Pepperettes, Garbanzo Beans, Sliced Turkey, Hard Boiled Eggs, Nuts (check w/school policy)

SPREADS/DIPS:
Hummus

Wet Ones Cannister

Wet Ones for the Car

You can find Wet Ones at most drug and grocery stores. For more information on their products, visit them online. I’d love it if everyone helped cut down on passing germs around by keeping their hands clean!

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.