6 School Lunch Hacks for Kids of All Ages | Tips for Every Mom


(upbeat music) – Hi friends, it’s Alison
Prince with Millennial Moms. Today, we’re gonna be talking about– – Lunchboxes. – Lunchbox hacks. Morning gets a little crazy with kids running around the house, so we’ve got some awesome tips and tricks to help it go a lot smoother. Hey Luke, what does everybody need to do? – The subscribe down there. – Subscribe below. Alright, let’s get started. Wait a second, let’s
do a little math here. Four kids times 180 school days times 12 years equals (drum roll) a whole lot of lunch boxes. Without these hacks I
think I would go crazy. So let’s get started with number one. Keep those apples from going brown. This is for the bigger kids that can eat an entire apple. Go ahead, cut up your apple. Slice it, yeah there’s
a sticker on my apple. I forgot to take that off. Then go ahead, put the apple together. Have your little guy or gal do that and flip on a rubber band. Keep it from going brown. Alright, number two, freeze ’em. Take advantage of that freezer. There really are a lot of sandwiches that you can make ahead of time. All you have to do is
stick ’em in the freezer. They grab ’em in the morning,
put ’em in their lunchbox, and by lunch time they are perfect. We like to cut ours out
with a cookie cutter. And every once in a while,
meh we loose one or two. Number three, buy in bulk and repack. Almost every Sunday night
we get together as a family and we pack the snacks and the treats that we want in our
lunchboxes for the week. – [Luke] Mom, I like packing carrots. – Luke, you are a fantastic packer. Little Ziploc containers are perfect for olives, pomegranates, carrots, broccoli, whatever your family loves. Number four, cheap cold packs. Cold packs are a hot
commodity at our house ’cause they’re always getting lost, so here’s a great idea. Take some sponges, get ’em wet. Stick ’em in a plastic
baggie and then freeze ’em. And you’ve got some of the
cheapest ice packs ever. So if your kids lose ’em, not a big deal. Number five, the take one
and the take two bins. While our sandwiches and
ice packs are freezing, now we’ll take all of our
bulk items and sort ’em out. And we’ll put ’em in tubs. We have a tub that says take two and a tub that says take
one and then you’ll find one in the fridge for all the cold stuff. And yes, I need to organize my fridge. ‘Kay, number six, sanity saver, pack the night before all that you can. So in the morning all I have to do is grab their cold
pack, and their sandwich and then they’re off
and at it for the day. (upbeat music) Alright, those are your lunch time hacks. They’ve helped us survive
with the four kids over the course of all these
years of them going to school. Luke, was that pretty fun? – Yeah.
– [Alison] Are you prepared for lunch now? Don’t forget Michelle’s
video was yesterday and then there’s one on, it’s
gonna be awesome tomorrow. Alright, we will see you guys next Friday.

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