I have to admit that packing a lunch box for Camila every single day has been more challenging than I imagined. She just started school back in September, but it seems like I’m still getting the hang of it all and the snack and lunch box are my biggest challenge. When she was in preschool I had a lot more options because I could serve her warm meals and the teachers could heat it up for her. Now, she barely gets to finish her almuerzo with the ridiculous 15 minutes they get to eat!
I want her lunch to be packed with nutrition, flavor, variety and plain old fun. I know, I survived on the same ‘ole sandwich way back when, but times are different and I want my girl to crave what’s in her lunch box more than whatever’s being served in the school’s cafeteria.
So, I’ve gotten really good at finding products she’ll love and that are good for her, like the 8oz bottles of Cuties Juices and Smoothies found at Walmart that are 100% juice, no sugar added and made with the good-for-you, great flavor from Cuties tangerines! Since there are 10 flavors to choose from, it’s pretty much guaranteed she won’t get bored!
Aside from making sure she gets a good nutrition and protein boost with her juice, I also just started using a bento-style box like the one pictured above. Today I made for her a wrap with low fat cream cheese, shredded carrot and turkey ham. I cut it up like sushi pieces and placed some fun fork picks to spice it up for her. In another compartment I put some steamed broccoli and in the other strawberries and blueberries. I also put in the crunch with some honey wheat pretzel sticks. I’m so happy with all the colors, textures, flavors and the Cutie Juice!
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Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.