As excited as Mom may be for the first day of school, chances are tots are a mixed bag of eager anticipation and nerves. Before posing them for their annual back-to-school photo, pack them a lunch that reminds them that Mom's thinking about them throughout the day. Lunch box notes are great throughout the year, but it's easy to add a special touch to that very first lunch of the year. We've rounded up nine fun ways to surprise them when they open their lunch sack on that very first day. Check them out!
The lil taste of home that mama packed for lunch tastes much sweeter when tots know it was packed with love. Back to school means back to lunch-making for many moms. When packing tasty sandwiches and snacks consider throwing in a tiny note showing your lil scholar that you're thinking of him throughout the day. We know moms are too busy to write out meaningful notes each and every morning, so we've rounded up eight lunch note options that keep it simple and sweet during the morning rush. Happy lunch-making!
What's most likely to show up in your kids' lunchboxes? According to social media site Meebo, your parenting personality has a lot to do with the way you feed your kids. Are you more white bread or organic whole grain? Take our quiz and find out if the study's findings match up with the foods that your kids are most likely to find come lunchtime.
Bringing lunch to work is so easy, it's no wonder why 40 percent of you voted that as the best everyday saving trick of this year in our Best of 2010 coverage. Meanwhile, a close runner-up was automated savings followed by the use of coupons. This definitely is one of my money resolutions for the new year — to start bringing in lunch to work more often. Assuming that an average lunch costs $6.50, it'll cost you about $1,560 in one year if you eat out every day. Looks like a big figure when you add it all up, doesn't it? I'm wondering, what do you usually bring to work for lunch?
Lunchtime at work (or school) can be a dieter's hell. While you're sticking to your healthy turkey sandwich and yogurt, your coworkers are brining in yummy Mexican food that makes your mouth water at first sight.
You too can have yummy, but only healthy, dishes for lunch. You just may need to update the brown sack look. I am loving this Zojirushi Ms Bento Stainless Lunch Jar ($42.99). The stainless steel construction and vacuum insulation ensures foods remain hot or cold. This set includes two microwavable containers and an easy carry tote bag (which is kind of cute too). This way you'll have your coworkers mouth watering at the smell of your own reheated lentil tomato soup. Buy it from VeryAsia.com.