Easy Back to School Lunch Box Essentials

In our household, school starts on Monday! Even though my kids grumble about school starting, they deep down enjoy going back. And, although we do stick to somewhat of a schedule during the summer because 1) I still go to work and 2) the kids are in several camps all summer related to their sport of choice, when school is back in session, the schedule tightens because things start to get hectic. All the extracurriculars start back up, there is homework, and the dreaded lunch boxes must be packed.


Packing by Category

I am lucky, in the fact, that I have two older kids who can help significantly in packing their own lunches. However, this is a newly developed skill, and I know most of you are packing lunches for all your kids and you are looking for convenience and ease. 

We have set up a Back to School section section in the store to help you quickly find those convenient lunch box staples to make your lunch packing simple and easy. Our focus is on individually packaged foods for ease and convenience and kid-friendly so they will actually eat their lunch instead of bringing it back home basically untouched.  

They are organized into categories that follow the basic theme of how I pack my kids’ lunches. It has been taught and learned by my kiddos, so when they are packing their lunches, they go through the following categories and make sure each one is represented. Once they’ve got at least one representative for each category, they know their lunch is ready.

  • Protein 
  • Veggies 
  • Fruit 
  • Calcium source 
  • Grains/Carbs
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Lunch Box Staples

Choose from a variety of nourishing products from our Back to School section to help you pack your lunch boxes with ease and confidence that you are providing healthy options and foods that even the most fickle of kids will love.  

Check out our favorite lunch box staples! 

80 Acres Farms Baby Cucumbers
Case of Clementines
Case of Clementines
Red Seedless Grapes
Red Seedless Grapes
 
Crazy Monkey Baking Blueberry Granola Cookie Crunch
Crazy Monkey Baking Blueberry Granola Cookie Crunch
Woodstock Farms Kosher Baby Dill Pickles
Woodstock Farms Kosher Baby Dill Pickles
Clementines
Clementines
Green Seedless Grapes
Green Seedless Grapes
 
GoGo squeeZ Applesauce
GoGo squeeZ Applesauce
Baby Cucumbers
Baby Cucumbers
Applegate Roasted Turkey
Applegate Roasted Turkey
 
Justin's Milk Chocolate Mini Peanut Butter Cups
Justin’s Milk Chocolate Mini Peanut Butter Cups
Baby Carrots
Baby Carrots
Good Culture Cottage Cheese
Good Culture Cottage Cheese
Local Folks Foods Blackberry Jam
Local Folks Foods Blackberry Jam
Pineapple Chunks
Pineapple Chunks
Organic Valley Stringles
Organic Valley Stringles
 
SkinnyPop White Cheddar Popcorn
SkinnyPop White Cheddar Popcorn

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About Organic Beth

Beth Blessing (Organic Beth) has a Masters in Nutrition and is the co-founder of Green Bean Delivery. She is a mother of three who loves supporting family farms and searching for unique, artisanal products. Her goal is to help others eat better and live a more natural, holistic life through healthy recipes and practical tips.