5 Tips for Packing School Lunches

By Shannon Gurnee
In Back-to-School
August 8, 2017


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It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and the kids are gonna be going back to school soon. We had a good summer with the kids and while we know summer can’t last forever, it’s time to face reality and get ready to go back to school. The start of the school year also means it’s time to start packing the kids’ lunches again! While our kids like to eat pizza at school sometimes, they prefer taking lunches from home on a regular basis. With that comes figuring out what should be packed in their lunches! Not to mention the added challenge of kids with different tastebuds and food preferences. Yoplait helps to make lunch packing super quick and easy.

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5 Tips for Packing School Lunches

1 – Get the lunch gear ready. Decide whether your kids will be taking reusable lunch boxes, paper bags, plastic bags or a container to carry their lunches in. We prefer to use the reusable lunch boxes in our family as they are durable, easy to clean and have an insulated interior. Plus, they can choose from different colors and designs.

2 – Include a main food item. Our kids usually like sandwiches, which can include peanut butter and jelly, chicken salad, or meat and cheese. You may also want to include sliced cheese and crackers for the main food item.

3 – Freeze drinks. I don’t know about your kids, but our kids are in classes for about 4 or 5 hours before it’s time for lunch. A great way to keep food cool and fresh in their lunch boxes is by either adding in a freezer pack or freezing the drink and putting it in the lunch box. By the time it’s lunch, the drink will be defrosted and nice and cold.

4 – Pack non-messy snacks. Our kids love snacking, so I make sure to include snacks that won’t melt (i.e. chocolate). They love crackers, string cheese, fruit snacks and fresh fruit or veggies.

5 – Don’t forget the yogurt. Our kids all enjoy eating yogurt and their favorite brand is Yoplait. They like the flavors of Yoplait, as well as how easy and fun it is to eat out of the container.

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The other day I was in Walmart and was making my regular purchase of Yoplait Yogurts for our family when I noticed the NEW Yoplait Multipacks. Not only do they make it easier to buy (such as grabbing a box with multiple yogurts instead of balancing them in the grocery cart), but I think they fit in the lunch boxes a lot better!

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At Walmart, I found a variety of flavors in the Yoplait Multipacks! They had Strawberry, Strawberry with Harvest Peach, Strawberry with Strawberry Banana, Strawberry with Mixed Berry, and Strawberry with Orange Creme. The 8-packs retailed for $3.98 per package. Not too bad price point wise either. When I got home, the Yoplait Multipacks easily fit and stacked in our refrigerator. I’m impressed!

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I like the new packaging for the Yoplait Multipacks! The new design includes a box with an open top to easily see when you need to stock up again and shows off which flavors are left in the box. These new multipacks are perfect for back-to-school and our kids’ lunches. Plus, I don’t have to depend on the kids tell me when we’re out of yogurt because I can easily see for myself.

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We are definitely fans of Yoplait and I’m so excited the brand has come out with these new Multipacks. They are perfect for school lunches, as well as snacks during the day and for traveling. Be sure to pick up your favorite flavors at Walmart.

What is your favorite flavor of the Yoplait Multipacks?



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

35 Responses to “5 Tips for Packing School Lunches”

  1. […] It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and the kids are gonna be going back to school soon. We had a good summer with the kids and while we know summer can’t last forever, it’s time to face reality and get ready to go back to school. The start of the […] Click Here For Original Source Of The Article […]

  2. Rebecca says:

    That is actually a beautiful lunch you’ve made! I don’t remember mine being so stocked when I was a kid ahaha. Those Yoplaits are so cute and perfect for adult sized lunches too! Strawberry was always my favorite.

  3. I am definitely a strawberry yogurt person! Your packed lunch looks awesome. I hate making lunches but a well done one is so worth it.

  4. Meagan says:

    We homeschool so we don’t pack school lunches. We do pack things often for park days though. I love to freeze yogurt so it thawed by the time we eat.

  5. Freezing drinks is genius! It’s an ice pack until lunch, and then it’s a nice, cold drink!

  6. melissa says:

    My son loves yogurt and I never thought to send them to school because they have to be kept cool. I guess I could send a cold pac with it and try the Yoplait 8 packs.

  7. I love the Yoplait yogurt! I haven’t seen the 8 packs but I’ll grab them because I hate trying to grab them and put them in the cart, it’s so much easier to grab the box! I used to freeze the drinks also or wrap them in aluminum foil, plus the freeze packs help a lot too.

  8. Cheryl says:

    These are great tips for packing work lunches too.

  9. So many tips for packing the kids lunches for school! We always include our favorite Yoplait yogurt. It is the brand we love.

  10. Catherine Sargent says:

    These are great tips for packing lunch. I use to always freeze my sons drink. My favorite flavor is Strawberry.

  11. Pam says:

    My kids used to love yogurt. They would eat it for breakfast and for an after school snack too.

  12. My son used to love packing his own lunch when he was little

  13. Theresa says:

    We always include a Yoplait Yogurt cup in our girl’s lunches. They love all of the yummy flavor options available so they never get bored snacking on it.

  14. Amanda says:

    I’m not going to lie, making lunches is one of my most dreaded tasks. Thankfully my husband has taken over and I do all of the other school prep work!

  15. Dogvills says:

    The twins love yogurt, so I make sure they have this in their lunchboxes. These are great tips.

  16. Sarah Bailey says:

    These are some great tips and hands up I used to love having a yoghurt in my school lunch, they were so quick and easy to eat but offered something sweet and delicious.

  17. Mimi Green says:

    I usually buy all the fun flavors in individual cups for my kids. Last week I got this case from Costco. The kids like new cup shape.

  18. These snack ideas are perfect for school lunches. I can’t believe i have two kids in school full time in september. Where did the time fly?

  19. Kathy says:

    These are all great tips. I think having yogurt for a lunch is a great idea as well. Looks like you pack a very healthy lunch!

  20. Jenny says:

    The single sizes are definitely perfect for packed lunches. I usually get the big tubs for my daughter since i make yogurtsicles and smoothies out of it.

  21. Wendy Polisi says:

    Freezing their drinks is such a great idea. By the time they drink it, it will be thawed and still super cold.

  22. Sheena Tatum says:

    Yoplait has always been one of our favorite lunch box additions. I actually freeze the yogurt as you would their drinks!

  23. I love yogurt, but I am a fan of the ones that come in the dessert flavors πŸ˜‰ These are all great ideas for lunch boxes. I’ve always been a big fan of adding almonds, string cheese and apples as a snack.

  24. Freezing drinks is always a good lunch packing tip. My husband and I attend classes so we don’t get to store our lunches in a fridge. Freezing our water bottles makes sure our food stays fresh and our drinks are still cold.

  25. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com says:

    These are all great tips! I dread packing lunches again, but this post was really helpful for me to stay organized when doing so.

  26. uprunforlife says:

    Yogurt is on our weekly grocery list. It is an excellent source of protein to help keep those little bellies full. I am not ready for school to start yet. πŸ™

  27. Lynndee says:

    Our son just always get his lunch from the school cafeteria, but it might change this year so thank you for the tips.

  28. Catherine says:

    My kids love when I sent yogurt in their lucnhooxes! I love the idea of freezing their drinks too!

  29. Freezing the drink is such a smart idea. It does help to keep it cold for lunchtime and provide a nice ice feature for food. I know some of the newer lunch boxes come with ice packs as well, which can also help.

  30. Crystal says:

    I’m horrible about remembering to eat lunch myself as my days get so hectic. I should try packing myself a lunch too. That Yoplait sounds yummy!

  31. ricci says:

    These are great tips on packing a lunch! I need to use these for myself when I go to work!

  32. Freezing drinks is such a great idea! I will have to try it. I also love yogurt and so does my daughter so we always include it!

  33. These are awesome hacks! Preparing them early will definitely make mornings easier for everyone. I love freezing drinks so they’re good the whole day!

  34. Our Family World says:

    We always freeze our drinks/water. It works as an ice pack and a cold drink as well. Yoplait is our go to brand for yogurt. Our favorite is strawberry and mixed berries.

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