BAY CITY, Mich. - Parents, the day you've been waiting for has finally arrived: IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME! The long days of summer are coming to an end, making way for busy schedules and an increased need to streamline the day-to-day activities, especially in the morning.
Preparing lunches for your kids in the morning can definitely be a chore, but these simple back-to-school lunch tips can help take the challenge out of your midday meals.
- Prepare in advance! Peel and cut fruit and veggies Sunday night for easy access during the rush of weekday mornings. Mix up the ingredients for a tossed salad or chicken salad sandwich and set up lunch containers so you can just drop items into them in the morning.
- A fun way to switch things up? Make kabobs! Fruit kabobs, meat and cheese kabobs and even chocolate kabobs are all ways you can turn lunch into an even more fun activity!
- Make lunches a little more fun by packing a cheerful note! Also, consider cutting a sandwich with a fun cookie cutter or using fun-shaped pasta in pasta salad and soups.
- If possible, plan lunches when you plan your dinner menu. Consider making extra servings at dinner so you have leftovers for lunch (this works for the adults as well!).
- Invest in a great thermos! Just as a thermos keeps food warm, it can also keep it cool. Fill a thermos with juice, milk, pudding, potato or pasta salad—honestly the possibilities are endless.
- Use a variety of breads, such as pitas, whole wheat rolls, bagels, croissants or pumpernickel bread.
See? These simple, back-to-school lunch tips will help your mornings run a lot smoother! Do you have any back-to-school lunch tips that you think would help? Post them in the comments section below, we would love to check them out! Looking for a perfect back-to-school vehicle as well? Why not stop in and try out the beautiful, all-new Chevy Traverse or Equinox here at your St. Charles area Chevy dealer! Both vehicles have an amazing fuel economy and are chock-full of features even the most "over-it" teen will love! Hank Graff Chevy is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706 and we can help you find the perfect vehicle for your weekend getaway!