Thursday, August 2, 2012

Organization for School Lunches

 My 4 year old is getting ready to start full day VPK (Voluntary Pre Kindergarten) this fall and I need to pack him a lunch everyday. To start getting organized now, I set up a simple system inspired from $5 Dinner in One Hour.

I put one bin into the pantry, and one in the frig to hold the food specifically for lunches.

The goal for the bins is to seperate the "lunch" food from the "everyday snacky what-do-we-have-to-eat " food. If it's in the bin, it's off limits. If it's in the pantry or frig outside of the bin, it's fair game.

Since we have some time before school starts, right now the pantry bin is only holding applesauce

Pantry "Lunch Bin"
and the frig bin is holding cheese sticks (cut them yourself from a block of cheese and save serious moo-lah).
Cheese sticks in my Frig "Lunch Bin"
These bins should also help me do the majority of the work over the weekend and save time in the morning. I am also planning on utilizing my freezer PB&J's this fall also!

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