When it comes to school lunches, Cory and I each have our own rolls. Mine, is usually to throw a couple easy things in Alea’s lunch box and then his job is to add whichever sandwich Alea requests for that day. She’s a cold lunch kind of a gal due to her picky eating and we’re all about providing her with a more wholesome, but easy to assemble lunches to bring to school. I must say, as of late, I’ve been a little bit inspired by Pinterest and I’ve started to enjoy making Alea’s lunches a little more fun!
That smiley sandwich is just the start my friends! It may not be anything extravagant, but it’s sure enough to put a smile on Alea’s face when she opens her lunch box and finds the surprise waiting inside.
We always grab our school lunch ingredients at Walmart and we were recently surprised by the increased selection of organic products and brands. I immediately gravitated towards the Horizon® Organic milk boxes and foods! With those Peanuts characters on the boxes smiling back at us, it was hard to miss! (We can’t wait to see the movie! It comes out on November 6th!)
The milk boxes (in Chocolate, Vanilla, 1% and Strawberry) are perfect for lunch boxes and a great alternative to juice boxes everyday. They boast 8 grams of protein per box, are an excellent source of calcium and contain no high fructose corn syrup. Alea’s new favorite lunchbox companion, though, would have to be the Horizon® Sandwich Crackers in cheese and peanut butter! We even used them in our sweet little smiley face sandwich!
Here’s how to assemble:
Just make a regular ol’ peanut butter and jelly sandwich and cut out the crust with a circle cookie cutter. Cut a circle out of a piece of cheese with a cookie cutter and cut the circle in half for the mouth. Then, split open the Horizon® peanut butter sandwich crackers and use each side for one of the eyes. The peanut butter will help it stick! Don’t forget to serve some of the Horizon® cheese sandwich crackers on the side with a Horizon® milk box! Mmmm!
Your little one will have the biggest smile on their face when they open their lunch to see their sandwich smiling back and them and I know you’ll smile as a parent knowing that smiley lunch of theirs is also better for them!
How do you make your child’s school lunch special?