I have a dream. My dream is not only will my son eat everything I pack in his lunch, but he will look at me and in his best Oliver Twist voice say, “Please, mom, I want some more.”
Sadly, this has not come to pass. I’ve tried everything over the years. When he was in preschool I would leave a love note in every lunch box. I can’t tell you how many doodled bunnies, doggies, dinosaurs and reptiles have smiled at him from those mommy missives, pleading, “Mommy + Logan = Love. Please eat your lunch…”
Once he transitioned into grade school I just about gave up. I’d pack Goldfish, cookies and a protein bar for good measure that I don’t think he ever ate. I tried every mommy trick in the book: “If you don’t eat lunch, you won’t (fill in the blank): a.) grow, b.) be good at sports, c.) ever go to Target again.”
I tell you, I am a broken lunch mommy. But this year is going to be different because I’ve discovered Easy Lunchboxes. These bento-style containers have put the pep back into my lunch-making mojo. Each container has three compartments, so you can pack lunch that is fun, tasty and healthy. Lids come in different colors and are easy to pop off for smaller kids. They are BPA-free, FDA-approved and dishwasher and microwave safe.
A set of four containers is $13.95. I recommend also ordering the cooler bag at $7.95 because the containers will not fit correctly into a traditional lunch box. Go to www.easylunchboxes.com for more information. The site also contains all kinds of recipe ideas so your kiddos will be set for the year.