We are approaching the end of our first month of school. Mornings have been going great, but having to pack 5 lunches is the biggest struggle. I’ve had to do my share of research to find lunch time shortcuts and recipes, and some I’ve had to come up with on my own. Discovering a variety of companies and services available online has opened my eyes to create new lunchbox tips, tricks and ideas that I’m excited to share with you.
Grocery Delivery With Shipt
First of all, save time on your grocery shopping! I just learned about Shipt, which is a new way to shop! Shipt gives members the ability to browse, search and shop the in-store assortment of products online at some of your favorite stores. I loved how I was able to note produce ripeness preferences and choose my desired grocery delivery window! Being able to pay right from the app was super convenient, too!
I was able to place my order online, then get chores done while my personal shopper went to the store to gather my groceries for me. when the shopper left the store, she messaged me to say she was on the way, then delivered the groceries to my kitchen table! THIS is the service every busy mom is looking for!
Use this link to sign up and get the annual Shipt membership for $49 – The annual membership grants access to free, unlimited delivery on orders of more than $35
Imagine my excitement when I received a box of Pre beef delivered right to my door! All Pre beef is grass fed and finished, sourced from nutrient-rich pastures and raised with care, with no added antibiotics and no added hormones.
I loved the fact that I could see each product from all angles through the clear packaging. I received
a chuck roast, lean ground beef, a New York strip steak and a filet mignon, which provided us with many meals! I made hamburgers, grilled steaks and beef stew with the chuck roast. We even made some meatballs for the freezer, which my son can throw in a lunchbox and heat up the next day!
One thing that pairs great with beef is Lundberg sides. We tried the Rice Pilaf and Rosemary Olive Oil Quinoa Blend. These sides are made with quality ingredients like organic white rice, and both were a hit with my children. They were easy to prepare and cooked in under 20 minutes, which was a hit with me! I also appreciated that the sides were vegan-friendly, USDA Organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free verified!
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These quinoa tots were a hit with my children! I made them for an after-school snack one day and my children loved them so much I decided to put them in lunchboxes, too, which brings me to my next lunchbox tip: go for leftovers when possible!
Learn more about the variety of Lundberg products here!
MadeGood Organic Snacks
When packing lunches, you can’t forget the snack. Stock up on snacks to help fuel your child during the day.
MadeGood snacks are organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO project verified. They are also allergy-free, school safe snacks, which make them the perfect addition to every child’s lunchbox. MadeGood has healthy granola bars, granola minis, crispy squares and soft baked cookies, which were my daughter’s favorite!
With these simple lunchbox tips, I now pack lunches using leftovers at night, from a meal I’ve probably prepared with a grocery delivery and a snack I had on hand. It’s no longer a chore to figure out a balanced meal I know my children will eat! Make life easier and share your lunchbox tips with me on social media!
This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx. All opinions are mine alone. #lunchboxx2018