Back to School Ideas and Tips

By Staffquick Troy
Staffing Agency

Back to School – Getting back in the swing of things

Meal Prepping on Sundays always makes for an easier week. Grab-n-Go breakfast and lunch will make the morning rush to get out of the door much quicker.

Create separate compartments in a drawer or on the counter in your kitchen (for dry snacks) and a drawer in the refrigerator/freezer (for cold snacks). This will keep breakfast and lunch items separate from other foods and make it easier to judge what you have left during the week.

Easy Breakfast Ideas

Granola-Crunch-apple Peanut Butter wraps
Tortilla wrap  
Spread peanut butter
Sprinkle granola, dried cranberries or raisins
Layer sliced apple
Roll into wrap
Bag separately

Easy Lunch tricks

Portioning lunch items
•Buy snacks in bulk and portion yourself to save money (trail mix, veggies, fruit, chips, etc.)
•Don’t want to use baggies, use muffin liners in the lunchbox.
•Use a pencil box for a lunch box, these sometimes have compartments that will help keep lunch items separate as well.

Keeping Lunches Cold
•Freeze juice boxes, grapes and sliced banana to keep lunches cold; drink/eat at lunch once thawed.
•Freeze a sponge in a baggie to keep lunch cold.

Keep items fresh
•Sliced fruit – coat with lemon juice to keep from browning.

Keep it Fun
•Use cookie cutters to make fun shapes out of sandwiches, fruits and veggies.