DIY Lunch Prep StationAugust 13, 2018
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With August well under way, it’s definitely time to start gearing up for the back-to-school season. We are already stocking up on school supplies, lunchbox snacks, new backpacks and more. This year, I’ll have two kids heading to school full-time so preparing lunches will be a big part of my morning routine. I found that the best way to streamline my mornings is to have a dedicated spot for preparing the kids’ lunches every day. To make sure I always have their favorite lunchbox snacks on hand, I stocked up on Lance® Sandwich Crackers 8 count pack and Snyder’s of Hanover® lunch packs 10ct Sticks during a recent trip to Walmart.
With two kids needing to get out of the door on time in the mornings, keeping my mornings running smoothly is no easy feat. After all, my girls have plenty of opinions on which shirt matches with which skirt and which headband they want to wear on any given day. Fortunately, one thing we all agree on is the importance of delicious snacks in their lunchbox. When my children see Snyder’s snacks in their lunchbox, I know it puts a smile on their face. After all, Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels offer a wholesome, delicious crunch that is always a hit with the kids. Simple ingredients & a family-centric business… it’s a no-brainer!
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DIY Lunch Prep Station
I found these stackable plastic storage containers at Walmart. They will be the perfect solution for storing all the different elements of a well-balanced lunch.
Of course I will store some of our favorite snacks in my lunch station: Snyder’s pretzel lunch packs and Lance sandwich crackers.
We love the robust flavor of Snyder’s pretzels. This multi-pack features perfectly-portioned 100 calorie bags of pretzel sticks. It’s made with unbleached wheat flour in a peanut-free facility (perfect for school lunches)! An extra bonus? It’s lower in fat than so many other lunchbox options!
The Lance Sandwich crackers feature the fun, delicious taste of cream cheese and chives. Lance sandwiches are flavorful, filling and perfectly portable. With two amazing crackers on the outside and delectable spreads between, these sandwiches are a delight for the taste buds. With up to 5 grams of protein and no high fructose corn syrup, Lance offers a wide variety of sandwich crackers that are perfect for busy school days.
We always include in the lunchbox some fruit (fresh fruits or fruit in cups) and of course a beverage. The beverage is usually water, but occasionally, I’ll give them low-sugar juice.
Here’s what the lunch station looks like all loaded up with the snacks.
What’s an organizational project without labels? I used my handy dandy label maker to print out labels for the various components: fruit, water, pretzels/crackers.
Finally, I also printed out a Lunch Prep Cheat Sheet (you can download your own copy by clicking here).
The Lunch Prep Cheat Sheet is the perfect way to keep track of your lunch-prep game! Since I’ll be packing lunches for the kids every day, the cheat sheet is a great way to make sure I don’t forget to include something in their lunchbox!
My lunch station will live on our kitchen countertop for easy, stress-free lunch prep. Set up a station like this in your home to create lunches that are packed with love! After all, one way that I like to show my love for my kids is by packing delicious, thoughtful lunches that feature their favorite sandwiches & snacks every day.
Look for these Snyder’s and Lance products at your local Walmart. Also, keep an eye out for the following offers in your weekly circular for a chance to save on Snyder’s of Hanover and Lance products from 7/29/18 through 9/30/18:
- Save $1.00 on ANY 2 Lance Sandwich cracker or peanut multipack 8oz or larger
- Save $1.00 on ANY 2 Snyder’s of Hanover Products 5oz or larger
Be sure to make your own Lunch Prep Station for the upcoming school year! Click here to learn more about the Back to School Mega Event Sweepstakes and get inspiration on lunch box success! How do you keep lunch prep running smoothly? Do you have any tricks for quick lunch prep?