School is back in session, and that means packed lunches. Every parent wants their child to have a well-balanced meal during their school day. With help from the deli, you can make every lunch a hit with your kids.
Your local grocer has a large, fresh selection of Deli Meats ready to help you get the week started. Our recipe for the classic Chicken Club is a sure favorite. Just combine Weaver® Chicken Lunchmeat, bacon, and Colby jack cheese. Pair this sandwich with some fruit or veggies for a well-balanced lunch!
Here are some other tips to keep in mind this school year.
Prepare as much of the lunch as possible the night before – like portions of fruits and veggies. This will make your mornings run a little more smoothly in general. You can even set aside time on Sunday night to pre-portion several days worth to have on hand all week.
Form an assembly line with your kids for quicker packing. Even the little ones can help here. Assign everyone to an item and pass the lunchbox down the line. This works with one child or several!
Freeze baked goods ahead of time, then put a frozen muffin or cookie in the lunchbox in the morning and it will be thawed by lunchtime! This is a great way to keep baked goods on hand without them quickly spoiling and going to waste.
We hope these quick and easy tips are helpful as you ease back into the swing of school lunches!