I think we can all admit when great thought and preparation goes into a meal, hospitality of this kind is always received in love. I also think when an adult packs a lunch, this same love applies to the child. In fact, lunch packing is a great way to send your love to school with your child everyday.
Many years ago, I read a quote from a recipe book that has stayed with me. “A good meal doesn’t have to take hours to prepare, it just takes a little organization.” In the same way, to prepare a thoughtful lunch doesn’t have to take lots of time nor do you have to do it alone – it just takes a little organization.
IHeart Organizing used this inexpensive basket to create a sort of lunch station in the fridge. I Love this idea and for two major reasons. First, creating a lunch bin in your fridge helps establish order to lunch packing by simply planning out what cold foods you will use over the course of the week. An independent Montessori student can easily pack their own lunch using this bin system. Just like a Montessori teacher prepares the classroom, you can prepare a lunch station (both in the fridge and pantry. Just label basket “lunches”) with all acceptable foods and quantities, and then, sit back and watch your child at work. Secondly, creating a lunch bin can eliminate any morning pressure that so commonly arises with lunch packing.
This year we are thrilled to share with you a durable lunch box option, ranging from toddler age all the way into adulthood. Bento Lunch Box Containers keep food separated, yet in one container. Inviting right?
Back to school requires great thought and preparation of the parent. Whether its you or your child who packs the lunch, your love and desire to provide a filling and healthy lunch allows the child to carry a loving connection from home to school everyday.
Photos courtesy of IHeart Organizing.