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Back to School Lunch Box Notes #kidsinthekitchen

This is week 2 of Back to School for our household. The kids are back into their routines and so far so good. We’ve even gotten into better lunch making routines and are packing healthier foods. It’s totally up to me to shop for the right ingredients but they kids are making great choices already.  To brighten up their lunches even more I created another set of fun Lunch Box Notes to bring some smiles during their day.

Go ahead and click on the image to get a bigger, 8 1/2 X 11, size to print, cut and slip into your child’s lunch box.

Printable Lunch Box Notes for Back to School

Come join me and my co-hosts Paula at Frosted Fingers, Sara at Sensibly Sara, Reesa of Momma Lew, Kate of Busy Bee Kate & Jeannette of EcoIncognito each week linking up a post, new or old, that feature the theme Kids in the Kitchen. It doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are doing it together, enjoying it and learning something along the way.

You’ll find these and many more ideas for healthful and unique food fun on the #KidsintheKitchen Pinterest Board.

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Linky Rules, #kidsinthekitchen
#KidsintheKitchen Weekly Linky





Notes in the Lunchbox #kidsinthekitchen

You know that moment when you realize that your bad mood or snappy response might have hurt your child’s feelings. How about when the day is so chaotic you know that you didn’t get in enough cuddles or whisper enough I LOVE YOUs.

These days happen to all of us at one point. Being a parent takes a lot of juggling and sometimes we drop the ball. I’ve been trying to be more proactive of these moments and remind my kids how much I love them and think about them even when they aren’t around. A really simple way to bring a smile to their face is a lunchbox note.

Handwritten, personalized or stamped onto a sandwich it doesn’t matter. Here are some that I received from Hallmark that I’ve been tucking into the kid’s lunches once in a while.

lunchbox notes #kidsinthekitchen

So even if they weren’t in the kitchen with me when they saw these notes they knew they were always in my heart.
Did your kids help with meal planning this week? Did your kids discover a new food and love it? Share your experiences, photos, stories or recipes that include your #kidsinthekitchen. I would love for you to join me and my co-hosts, Paula at Frosted Fingers and Sara at Sensibly Sara, each week linking up a post, new or old, that feature the theme Kids in the Kitchen. It doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are doing it together and enjoying it and learning something.

  • preparing healthy snacks
  • having a tea party
  • counting skills with m&ms
  • pouring from measuring cups
  • discovering a local restaurant that your kids love
  • creating new family friendly recipes

Don’t have a blog, then share a photo you uploaded to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Share whatever you have, we want to see it.

Linky Rules

1. Link up only your kid friendly recipes, stories, pictures or cooking lessons here.(No Etsy stores or giveaways please).
2. Link directly to a specific post, update or tweet not your homepage.
3. Please add a Kids in the Kitchen button or link on your site or blog post or share through social media so readers know you are participating.

kids in the kitchen, cooking with kids, weekly meme, weekly series

kids in the kitchen, cooking with kids, weekly series

4. Click through and comment, pin, like, tweet or share with other participants. We love to share inspiration and ideas with each other, don’t link and run.
5. Follow the hosts of this feature,Paula at Frosted Fingers, Sara at Sensibly Sara and me, Melinda at LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too!

I can’t wait to see all of the fun food themed ideas, excursions and photos you have to share.




Back to School with Lunchopolis Giveaway

The kids go back to school soon and with that comes better meal planning for lunch time. Lunchopolis lunchbox by Enviro Products sent us 2 systems to review to ensure they take along healthy food choices in a safe and convenient way.


I prefer fruit and veggies for snacks but often toss in yogurt, pudding, granola bars, cheese and crackers as additional options and treats for the kids. This systems give me container sizes that are perfect for lots of choices or the option to not use the containers for the times things are prepackaged. My only upgrade idea would be to fit in a small cup for dip, dressing or peanut butter. My kids like apples and peanut butter but there isn’t an easy way to transport it.

This system is perfect for adults too. The sandwich box is perfect for leftovers or a salad and the smaller containers keep healthy non-vending machine options right at your fingertips. Shop for Lunchopolis insultated lunchbox systems at New Wave Enviro. Keep the planet clean and green with less waste and trash.

WIN your own Lunchopolis lunchbox by Enviro Products by telling me a healthy lunch option for kids.

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