Monday, August 11, 2014

Healthy School Lunches with Del Monte and with free printable #DelMonteBTS

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School is starting soon!  I know for some of you it has already started or it's starting this week.  Where did the time go?  School starting is always a bitter sweet time for me.  More sweet than bitter :).  I'm excited for some structure for my kids and for them to meet some friends.  We just moved here at the beginning of summer, so my older boys haven't met many kids.  So I am really excited for them to get to know some kids in the area.  I am a little sad about having a schedule again.  It's so nice to not have a bedtime and not have anywhere to go in the morning.  I love being able to be laid back in the summer. 

This is a big year for us because we have a kindergartner.  I'm so very excited for him to start because he is so excited to go.  He has been asking for the past 6 months if he gets to go to school with his older brothers.  I can't wait to tell him when it is time for him to go! I am a little nervous for him because he has a speech problems and is hard to understand, so he just becomes shy and doesn't talk much.  I'm hoping that after a few weeks, the kids will understand him and he will be comfortable enough to talk.

One of the hardest parts for me about school is preparing school lunches.  Coming up with yummy food that is both yummy and healthy is tricky.  My kids love to have some kind of fruit in their lunches, so luckily for them Del Monte has a large variety of fruit so when the summer comes to an end my kids can still enjoy great fruit.  I also created some funny free printables to put into their lunches.
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I went to my Walmart Super Store to get the Del Monte fruit.  My kids love the mandarin oranges so that was the first thing that my little girl grabbed.  We also wanted to try out the Fruit Burst Squeezers.  
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Even though I only have two kids that need school lunches I plan on preparing 4 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Those days are going to be crazy days for me and chances are I am going to be out and about.  I might not be able to get home and make a lunch before my son has to go to kindergarten, so if I pack a lunch for all my kids then it saves time and I'm not tempted to eat out when we are out and about.  
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I think that it is so fun to have fun notes in their lunches.  So I created some free printables to go with different foods.
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Since I'm going to create 4 school lunches, I'm going to have them be the same.  Sometimes I feel like when you give the kids choices for different lunches, it just makes it crazy.  I always make them a sandwich, and then have a dairy, drink, snack and a fruit.
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With 4 boys, you've got to make a funny printable with zombies... :)
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With back to school happening this month, select Walmart Super Center photo centers are offering a free 5x7 picture.  With that picture, you will get a coupon for $1 off 2 packs of Del Monte fruit cups or fruit burst squeezers..  Since my little guy is going into kindergarten, I printed out his first day of school picture from last year.  He was so excited to see it in print, rather than just on the computer. This offer is going on until September 13th or while supplies last, so this is perfect for those first day of school pictures.  
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