I’ve got some solutions for your back to school “juggle struggle”- three balanced and easy lunchboxes I made from quality foods I found at ALDI. Even better, I’m hosting a contest where you could win a $50 ALDI gift card and a signed copy of my book, courtesy of my partner ALDI. Leave a comment below, sharing your favorite back to school lunchbox ideas your kids love.
Contest Rules: One winner (US only) will receive a $50 ALDI gift card and a signed copy of my book, Body Kindness. Full details at the end of this post.
Find Quality Foods at ALDI
Busy parents can conveniently shop and save money on all their weekly must-haves like fresh produce and organics, gluten-free foods, and antibiotic-free meats. You can do it will ALDI private label products, all of which are free from synthetic colors, added trans fats and MSG.
Lunchbox 1: Deli Roll-up
Grab a tortilla and layer it with kids’ favorites like ham and turkey, cheese, cucumbers, and a lightly seasoned mayonnaise – just roll it and cut, and place in the lunch box.
It’s easy and fun to eat with a side of colorful chopped vegetables like red pepper strips and baby carrots.
And add something crunchy whether its pretzels, or you might want to try SimplyNature Organic White Cheddar Puffs, one of the three recent winners of the “Parent Tested Parent Approved 2017 Seal of Approval.”
Check out the simple recipe for these deli roll-ups here.
Lunchbox 2: California Kid Wrap
This is the “California kid wrap.” You get wonderful southwest flavors from chicken, bacon, avocado, and a nice handful of Spring Mix greens. Go ahead and customize this tasty recipe to match your kids preferences. For example, I added tomato for one daughter and cucumbers for another. ALDI has gluten free options if your family needs them. You can find everything from breads to pastas and crackers at ALDI just look for the “live G-free” label.
For sides, I paired this yummy wrap with fresh berries and chopped broccoli crowns.
And for something sweet I added another award winner, SimplyNature Organic chewy granola bars.
The SimplyNature line features nearly 200 everyday products, all of which are free of 125 artificial ingredients, and are either organic or verified by the Non-GMO Project. You can spot organic products by the “organic” seal on the front of packaging.
Lunchbox 3: Tuna Salad in Crab Croissant
Look at these cute little “crabs.” These are actually tuna and apple sandwiches on croissants. Then you make the eyes from an olive you cut in half. They’re a little playful and fun for kids to eat. Plus you make the tuna salad ahead of time and that will save you effort during a busy weeknight.
I pair this yummy sandwich with another super convenient and tasty snack: Kids Organic Fruit Snacks. This is the third award winner from the ALDI SimplyNature line, earning the Parent Tested Parent Approved 2017 seal of approval.
For some additional crunch and nutrients, I include vegetables with a fun “green dip” I made from avocado and arugula.
Enjoy all of this and more with the help of ALDI, where they make it easy picking and putting together the right ingredients and foods that your kids will enjoy.
“Back to School” Contest
Leave a comment with your favorite lunchbox ideas and why you would LOVE to win this summer ALDI contest.
One winner will be drawn from the blog comments section in this post after midnight Sunday September 25th and notified by e-mail. Once you provide a valid, U.S. mailing address, please allow 7-14 days for the Body Kindness book and $50 ALDI gift card to arrive. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.