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Make Ahead Lunch Idea For Back To School

Summer has just a little less than a month for us, here in Florida and we’ve been having a blast. Which means in about two weeks, we will be in back to school shopping/planning mode. One of the things I am preparing for, when it comes to my younger children (my high schooler makes his own lunch so I am in the clear), is the lunches. Especially for my daughter, who is still on the early school schedule. She has to be at school by 7:15, which means early mornings for us both. It’s hassle enough trying to get her up, dressed, and breakfast made, let alone adding a lunch into the mix. This is why I prefer a make ahead lunch for school, that I can make the night before

She does eat at school some, but on the days they don’t have something she likes, she wants to take a lunch. To make it easier in the mornings, a make ahead school lunch is what will be a big part of our routine this year. You can do it with almost any lunch really, all you have to do is pre-pack the lunch the night before. Keep refrigerated items bagged and ready in the fridge, and the other items ready to go in the lunchbox. Today I am going to share with you one of our favorite make ahead lunch ideas.

Easy Kids Lunch

For my daughter, something that is super easy and pretty darn tasty, is a lunch that has chicken tenders, a wrap, and bananas. I can prepare everything the night before and then add Nutella (or peanut butter) to the container in the morning. With her Capri Sun already near the lunchbox, this make ahead lunch, is ready is less than 2 minutes in the morning. Basically, the time it takes you to get the items out of the fridge, add the hazelnut and chocolate spread, put it in the lunchbox, and close.

capri Sun with lunch

In fact, you could prepare a few days of this lunch at a time, so your week is pretty planned out. I love sending Capri Sun with my kids to school, because it gives them something a little more flavorful than water and Capri Sun Juice Drinks have 35% less sugar than other leading juice drinks! Capri Sun had parents like me in mind, when they created their pouches. They are easy to throw into a lunch box and they have made them better for kids! Capri Sun listened to moms and started replacing high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) with sugar in the original line of Capri Sun Juice Drinks. **This product has 13g sugars; leading regular juice drinks 22g sugars per 6 fl oz serving.** So, the extra flavor makes for a happy lunch eater!

Ready for school

I am all about a less hectic routine when it comes to the school year. We have so much going on through the school year that I am all about less hectic, and this make ahead lunch idea is definitely an easy lunch to make the night before, so your mornings can go a little more smoothly!

What are some of your make ahead lunch ideas?

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  1. 1

    My boys love Capri Suns. I buy them in bulk and send them with them to school everyday!

  2. 2

    That is such a great idea. I love anything that my kids will like and that will also save me time. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 3

    This is such a great idea. I am all about making things simple and easy in the morning.

  4. 4

    I always make my kiddos lunches the night before. I couldn’t imagine waiting until the morning its just way too busy. This is a great idea for lunch! Looks great!

  5. 5

    Lunch is probably my least favorite meal because I never know what to make. Such great ideas and recipes that can be prepared ahead of time!

  6. 6

    I packed my kids’ lunches too so I like this idea. Anything that makes the daily routine easier helps!

  7. 7

    Those are great snacks. Capri Sun is a great addition.

  8. 8

    We are working on having the kids making their own lunches this year. The easier the better!

  9. 9

    I love easily prepped lunches you can do ahead! What fun too 🙂

  10. 10

    We make a lot of lunches and my kids always appreciate a bit of added variety. Your suggestions are a welcomed change from regular ole boring sandwiches.

  11. 11

    Looks like a great lunch both of my kids would like. Thanks for the suggestion! Always love to find things that save time too.

  12. 12

    What a great idea! These are such perfect lunch ideas to make sure that mornings run smoothly.

  13. 13

    I don’t know a single kid who doesn’t love Capri Suns. This lunch idea is perfect.

  14. 14

    My girls both just started school this year! We have gone through a lot of CapriSun’s!

  15. 15

    I need these easy lunch box ideas. The mornings are so hectic! I promised myself I’m going to more prep the night before this year.

  16. 16

    This is a lunch my daughter would totally be munching on! She loves bananas and Nutella.

  17. 17

    I make all sorts of simple lunches similar to this the night before, usually when school starts. It is just easier to do what I can the night before so we have a smooth morning. I love your lunches, must make them!

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