We are all busy. So packing a healthy, tasty lunch for your kids (or yourself) isn’t always easy. Well, these lunch hacks change all of that. They are simple to do and make eating a home-brought lunch a lot more fun.
Eat an Apple a Day
We should all eat more apples. Thanks to this simple trick, doing so just got easier. Slice up an apple using an apple divider and then reassemble the apple using a rubber band.
First off, this cuts waste as no plastic bag is needed for those apple slices but it also keeps the apple from browning.
Cookie Cutter Fruit & Cheese
Cookie cutters are a great way to make healthier options such as fruit or bread a lot easier, and more fun, to eat. Kids will love this. Who am I kidding, I love it too.
Travel Ready Veggies & Dip
Whether you dip your veggies in hummus, peanut butter, or ranch dressing, this simple hack makes transporting your favorite dip a breeze. It keeps everything tidy.
This is probably my favorite lunch hack. I do love peanut butter on my veggies.
DIY Ice Pack
Say goodbye to complicated lunch pails or those chemical ice packs with this easy DIY sponge ice pack. Simply soak the sponge in water, place it in a plastic bag, then plop it in the freezer the night before.
Best part about this, for those anal retentive types (I mean me), you have a wet sponge to wipe up your desk or lunch area with afterwards.
Reduce and Reuse
Upcycle those yogurt cups into something else. They make perfect snack containers for crackers, nuts, or dried fruit. This way you get a few uses out of them before they get recycled.
If they are cups with lids, you are set. For those with peel away tops, I simply cover them with plastic wrap and use a rubber band to secure it. You should have those on hand for your travel apples anyway.