picnic with Bentgo lunch boxes

We’ve loved using our Bentgo Kids Lunch Boxes for snacks, picnics, and road trips this summer. We love the small compartments, the leak-proof lid, and the fact that we no longer use plastic baggies!

As we prepare for the start of a new school year, we have been envisioning ways to simplify our household chore routines, including meal prepping and our packing lunch routine.

I want my daughters to have homemade lunches each day at school. I also want our packing lunch routine to be as stress-free as possible!

packing lunch routine - Bentgo compartment trays

This year, we are excited to incorporate Bentgo Kids Compartment Trays with Covers into our meal prep and packing lunch routine. The trays each have their own locking clip lids and stack neatly in the refrigerator. In the morning we can remove the lid, put the tray inside our Bentgo Kids Lunch Boxes, and lunch is ready!

packing lunch routine - Bentgo compartment trays

We have 4 trays for each of our daughter’s Bentgo Kids Lunch Boxes. Instead of prepping and packing a new lunch every evening, we can now prep lunches for multiple days at one time.

Our plan heading into the new school year is to pack fruits, veggies, proteins, and grains into each compartment tray on Sunday nights and then stack them away in the refrigerator.

This means that we’ll be getting out lunch ingredients, cutting boards, and knives only once. We’ll be storing lunch items directly into compartment trays instead of temporarily in other containers. We will be able to see all the meals spread out across the week and give our daughters a different combination each day.

packing lunch routine - Bentgo compartment trays

The beginning of the school year is the perfect time to examine the efficiency of your family’s routines. It can be helpful to discuss the ways routines could be streamlined and made more efficient and enjoyable! Here are some questions to get you started:

  • What was last school year’s packing lunch routine? What worked well? What was stressful?
  • How does your packing lunch routine fit within your overall food prep and cooking routines?
  • Who plans the grocery list? Who buys the groceries?
  • Who prepares food items for lunches? Who packs the lunches?
  • How much choice do you give your kids around the types of foods they take in their lunches?

 

packing lunch routine - Bentgo compartment trays

I hope this school year’s packing lunch routine is your tidiest yet! Here’s to an amazing year of learning and growing!

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picnic with Bentgo lunch boxes

We’ve loved using our Bentgo Kids Lunch Boxes for snacks, picnics, and road trips this summer. We love the small compartments, the leak-proof lid, and the fact that we no longer use plastic baggies!

As we prepare for the start of a new school year, we have been envisioning ways to simplify our household chore routines, including meal prepping and our packing lunch routine.

I want my daughters to have homemade lunches each day at school. I also want our packing lunch routine to be as stress-free as possible!

packing lunch routine - Bentgo compartment trays

This year, we are excited to incorporate Bentgo Kids Compartment Trays with Covers into our meal prep and packing lunch routine. The trays each have their own locking clip lids and stack neatly in the refrigerator. In the morning we can remove the lid, put the tray inside our Bentgo Kids Lunch Boxes, and lunch is ready!

packing lunch routine - Bentgo compartment trays

We have 4 trays for each of our daughter’s Bentgo Kids Lunch Boxes. Instead of prepping and packing a new lunch every evening, we can now prep lunches for multiple days at one time.

Our plan heading into the new school year is to pack fruits, veggies, proteins, and grains into each compartment tray on Sunday nights and then stack them away in the refrigerator.

This means that we’ll be getting out lunch ingredients, cutting boards, and knives only once. We’ll be storing lunch items directly into compartment trays instead of temporarily in other containers. We will be able to see all the meals spread out across the week and give our daughters a different combination each day.

packing lunch routine - Bentgo compartment trays

The beginning of the school year is the perfect time to examine the efficiency of your family’s routines. It can be helpful to discuss the ways routines could be streamlined and made more efficient and enjoyable! Here are some questions to get you started:

  • What was last school year’s packing lunch routine? What worked well? What was stressful?
  • How does your packing lunch routine fit within your overall food prep and cooking routines?
  • Who plans the grocery list? Who buys the groceries?
  • Who prepares food items for lunches? Who packs the lunches?
  • How much choice do you give your kids around the types of foods they take in their lunches?

 

packing lunch routine - Bentgo compartment trays

I hope this school year’s packing lunch routine is your tidiest yet! Here’s to an amazing year of learning and growing!

____________________________________________________________________________

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. We make a small commission for purchases made through these links with no additional fee to the customer. We only link to products we use and love! Thank you for supporting our blog! 

Thanks for pinning!

August 21, 2019

Packing Lunch Routine

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Hi, my name is Tyler Moore. My wife and I live with our two young daughters in a 700- square-foot apartment in New York City. I began my tidying journey when an early-30’s crisis invited me to reflect upon, challenge, and change my patterns of daily living. I quit my job as a school administrator, returned to teaching, and started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


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