My kids are not in school for the new year yet. Next week we have lots of preparations to do, and they are starting back a week after next week. Right now my biggest challenge for the new year is coming up with new ideas for their lunches. We got to try new for us LALA Yogurt Smoothies that are a great addition to your meals on the go, and that helped me create great new options for our lunches!
Today I have created a few options using the same types of ingredients. I find that the same routine of what to eat can get quite tiresome pretty quickly. So, having the same type of food every day might be that one last straw for the kids to handle. So, I have decided to make 4 boxes with exact same ingredients for lunch today, but cut the food, and place it a bit differently. So, this is one way that you can vary your lunch options – in one prep session you can simply cut your veggies in a different way, or combine them in different types of snacks. For example, one day you can give some ham and cheese separately, and on another day you can try ham and cheese roll-ups, or even create your own ham and cheese sushi rolls – bet your kids will be amazed with your creativity!
So, one way to save time on lunch prep for the week is to have a variety of different combinations available, while the ingredients can still be the same so your lunch box prep does not become some sort of 2 hour ordeal.
Another great idea for lunch boxes on the go is to have a set of nutritious drinks available! While my kids love yogurt in a cup, I think having a little bottles of LALA Yogurt Smoothies is even better – definitely less boring for the kids!
I have added four different types of LALA to my boxes today, and while I was just practicing, this made for an exciting lunch for my kids – they are already excited about the school year!
I find in our family our kids have a lot of extracurricular activities, and they often need not only lunch packed, but also a whole set of snacks ready for them as well. Sometimes they end up having to eat in the car, on the bus, or while walking home. I cannot imagine eating a cup of yogurt like that – all you are going to end up with is a mess, while these yogurt smoothies we got to try by LALA are so wonderful you can eat them on the go with no mess at all!
We got to try 4 different types of LALA Yogurt Smoothies, and I set up a special taste testing activity for my kids to see which yogurts they loved the most. Our baby loved all of them – I think she is going to be the biggest fan of these – she tried them all, and loved them, and kept asking for more. Our older kids picked their favorites, and now all I need to do is stock up on LALA yogurt smoothies, and I know I will be able to provide the kids with proper nutrition, convenient lunch and snack additions, and tasty treats all in one little bottle.
The flavors that we have tried were:
Greek Yogurt Smoothie – Harvest Peach contains 12 g of protein
Yogurt smoothie with mixed berries – made with real fruit and contains 5 g of protein
Curb yogurt smoothie that fights hunger with 10 g of protein, 8 g of whole grains
Pina Colada yogurt smoothie with 5 g of protein.
Here are my kids enjoying the yogurts and doing their taste testing.
The kids chose their favorites and drank those at the end.
So, if you are wondering what to pack for those kids for their lunch – try different lunch box ideas every day based on what your kids like, and add a convenient and tasty drink for nutrition on the go – no need to look far when you have LALA Yogurt Smoothies – this is a yogurt that I haven’t heard about before, but so happy I found now, and can give to my kids with the assurance that they will be well nourished.
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