Friday, August 21, 2015
Survival in a Tub
This is our last post on those end of summer blues, but sometimes those blues are brought only by the overwhelmingness of the looming school year. So hear is how you kick it. You get prepared to tackle the school year. This task made simple by Tupperware.
Technically, this isn't Tupperware. This is a store brand, but you get the idea.
Make sandwiches and wrap them tightly in cling wrap. Cut, chop, and bag fruits and veggis as needed/desired. If you send your kids with other snacks, chips, or pretzels, bag these babies too. Color code if it will help. Put sandwiches and snacks in a bin with a blue lid and fruits and veggis in a bin of a different color. Let the kids grab one of each item and put it in their lunch box. They can make their own lunch and the only time you put in is on Sunday. Having all the baggies contained to a bin saves room in the fridge as well, and my family uses this for after school snacks too. I paid $10 for two bins last year when I started this, so there may be an initial investment but it saves money in the long run because it makes it easier to buy family sized items or fresh produce that hasn't been pre-bagged. And knowing that lunch is made for the entire week, made me feel much better about tackling the school year.