Friday, August 5, 2011

lunch box planner printable

I like asking Noah what he would like for lunch at school as I find he is more likely to eat what I pack if he's had some input. I would normally ask him what he'd like in the afternoon, but by the evening when I often prepare his lunch for the next day ... I've forgotten something. And on the days where I am making his lunch in the morning - I am even more likely to forget what we agreed on! {I'm not a morning person and it takes a while for my brain to wake up!}.

So I made this up as a way to help as I can now write down his choices and refer to it when needed.
It makes it easy for me to make and pack his lunch quickly without having to ask him during the morning rush {or be left just guessing if he's already in bed} if he asked me for those crackers or these crackers.

It's designed so it doesn't matter how many kiddos you have and how often you find you need to use it. I don't use it every day because some days I don't ask him what he'd like, and some days I am making his lunch right then and there and so don't need to write it down for later.

By popular request, the Lunch Box Planner is now available to print in two sizes :o}

Download this one to print 2 per page
Download this one to print 1 per page

I hope it helps you in your lunch box packing adventures!


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  1. I have been looking for something exactly like this. Thank you so much for all the wonderful free printables you create for us mummies.
    Katie xx

  2. Fabulous Bianca! You've done it again!! Such a clever lady. Thanks for sharing the love x Clare crapella

  3. Katie and Clare, glad you like it and it will be helpful! :o} x

  4. Yay! Thanks for another fantastic free printable!! :D


  5. I stumbled across your blog the other day while looking for birthday party ideas for my daughter. It is such a lovely blog and as I am planning a polka dot party I could not believe my luck! I have already downloaded the number printables. Thanks for the sharing all your ideas and the inspiration

  6. You're welcome Hayley!!
    Stacia so glad you popped by! Best wishes on planning your polka dot party!!

  7. What a fantastic idea!
    And I too have a Noah :) great taste

  8. Thanks for the printable! :)

  9. THANK YOU!! My kids started back to school yesterday. They've both got very different tastes. This will help tremendously!

  10. I would love to share a photo of your planner along with a link back in a weekly series I do called fab five. Please let me know if this would be

  11. I was in the process of writing down various things for lunches and hadn't organized it yet, so this is PERFECT! I'm printing a few of these out so that we can rotate every few weeks! Thank you :)

  12. You're all so welcome thank you for popping by and saying hello!

  13. Fabulous, thank you so much! I'm sharing this with every mom I know :)

  14. We try to plan the week on Sunday afternoon, because like you they are more likely to eat what is packed if they have some input.

  15. Thank you! I'm looking forward to using this!

  16. Thank you! I'm looking forward to using your planning sheet!

  17. Thank you so much!!!

  18. I don't have any kids, but I'm horrible about packing lunches for myself for work. I always wait until the last minute, then (as we only use a small bar-fridge currently) I frequently don't have anything suitable, so go without, or try & buy something cheap, which ends up neither healthy nor cheap.

    I'm hoping if I use this for myself, I can make up some lunch menus to choose from, then make sure I the items I need on hand for my lunches.


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