This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jif® and Smucker’s®. All opinions are mine alone. #BetterTogetherPBandJ #WeAreBetterTogether #CollectiveBias

Are you looking for ideas on how to create a simple routine for the new school year? If so, you are in the right place! Featured today on Theresa’s Reviews, you can check out five back to school lunchbox tips.

5 Back To School Lunchbox Tips - Theresa's Reviews

5 Back To School Lunchbox Tips

With simple back to school lunchbox tips, you can create a new school year routine that works. Whether you want to simplify your mornings or make sure that your children get a well balanced meal, check out this tutorial!

5 Back To School Lunchbox Tips - Theresa's Reviews

Pack vibrant colors

Double check that you pack colorful lunch choices! Selecting different colors of fruits and vegetables can make sure that your children are getting the vitamins they need.

5 Back To School Lunchbox Tips - Theresa's Reviews

Use frozen fruit to keep the lunch cold

Keeping food at the right temperature matters. Using frozen fruit can help keep the rest of the lunch cold, and it will thaw by lunchtime (or become a tasty frozen treat). You could buy a bag of frozen fruit, or freeze fresh grapes for a unique pop of flavor.

5 Back To School Lunchbox Tips - Theresa's ReviewsStart the school year off with new lunch boxes

Old lunch boxes can harbor germs or mold. Throughout the school year, you can machine wash your lunch box after the occasional spill, but at the end of the year, make sure to buy new lunch boxes. Letting your children select the pattern can help them get excited about their school lunch.

5 Back To School Lunchbox Tips - Theresa's Reviews

Reward your children for making their own lunch

To simplify your morning routine, encourage your children to take responsibility for preparing their lunch. If you reward your children with positive words, they can take pride in making their own lunch.

5 Back To School Lunchbox Tips - Theresa's ReviewsOur school routine became easier when my daughter started to clean out her lunchbox when she get home from school, and she would pack a lunch the night before school. One of my children’s favorite things to make is a peanut butter and jelly because it’s easy to prepare and always tastes delicious. They put their main lunch, a couple sides, and snacks in their lunchbox and put it in the refrigerator over night.

5 Back To School Lunchbox Tips - Theresa's Reviews

Parents want to provide the best lunch options for their children, but it can be hard to find a quick and easy solution that they will eat and that you will feel good about giving them. Only a peanut butter and jelly made with Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter and Smucker’s® Strawberry Jam allow you to easily to provide a homemade taste your children will love every time.

When we wake up in the morning, it’s helpful to have everything already prepared. While my children are being huge helpers, they don’t view making their lunch as a boring chore because they enjoy planning their meal.

5 Back To School Lunchbox Tips - Theresa's Reviews

It’s the little things that matter most

When you’re preparing a school lunch, it is the little things that matter most. Some parents enjoy packing a handwritten note every day, but if that isn’t you, you can show you care with small gestures, such as paying attention to how your children like their food served. When you prepare their lunch, double check that you cut the crust off the bread and cut the sandwich in a diagonal if those are things your children prefer.

5 Back To School Lunchbox Tips - Theresa's Reviews

Another way to simplify your back to school lunchbox routine is to make sure to buy the right ingredients. One of my family’s favorites is Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter because we like the flavor and texture. It’s helpful to stock up on the ingredients your family prefers to simplify your routine.

5 Back To School Lunchbox Tips - Theresa's Reviews

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Your Turn!

What helps your family get ready for the new school year? Share your tips in the comments!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jif® and Smucker’s®. All opinions are mine alone. #BetterTogetherPBandJ #WeAreBetterTogether #CollectiveBias

About The Author

Theresa has been writing since 2010 in magazines and online. Her lifestyle and parenting expertise has been featured in publications, including ShopSmart and Scholastic. She earned an M.Ed in Elementary Education from Vanderbilt as well as a BA in History from Flagler College, and she is a certified teacher.

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  1. TammyLyne

    I love the frozen vegetable idea you gave! And Jif by far is the best peanut butter out there 🙂 We start the routine going a month before school. Summertime we allow them to stay up a little later and sleep late. We make sure everyone is awake by 6:30 am and we all retire earlier. This makes the transition a little more bearable and not the first day of school a sleepy one!

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