How I prep school lunches with my lunchbox packing system

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This post is a collaboration with Woolworths

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a “planner”. I like to be organised, and it makes life with four kids just a little easier. One thing that I found that has really helped me is prepping school lunches. It doesn’t take that long to prep a whole week’s worth of lunches, and it saves a heap of time each morning. Not only does it save time, but I’ve found the kids also eat healthier and have the opportunity to make healthier choices. Below is my school lunch pantry area that I have set up, which simplifies things even more. I can monitor stock levels and it keeps everything together in one place.

I have the same type of system in my fridge, with labelled containers for each day.

This is my lunchbox drawer in my freezer – fully stocked with baked goods and sandwiches. Now, I know there is a lot of Ziploc bags, but I reuse mine and store them in the freezer to keep them clean.

How I prep my lunches!

I go shopping at Woolworths on Sunday afternoon (or order online to have them delivered on a Sunday). Then I spend around 30 minutes preparing sandwiches (if needed), chopping fruit and vegetables, dividing up the yoghurt, etc. Then, I pop all the prepared food in the labelled containers in the fridge. I only prep enough cut fruit and vegetables to last 3 days (because it won’t stay fresh any longer after cut up) and on the last 2 days of lunches, I send a whole piece of fruit instead. Usually, I prefer to freeze the sandwiches for the week and keep my freezer stocked up with baked goods.

What’s in the fridge

What’s in the freezer

  • Baked goods
  • Sandwiches

What’s in the pantry

What’s in the lunchbox

The handy little containers I use are available from Woolworths in a range of different sizes for only $5.

If you don’t normally prep school lunches, give it a try and let me know what you think of it.

 

 

 

 

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