Wendy Copley, author of the blog Wendolina, does something very special for her two boys every morning. She packs them lunch -- amazingly adorable bento-box-style lunches, that is. Why does she do it? A true crafter at heart, she couldn't bear to relinquish her creativity to her busy schedule. When her kids started school, she decided to put in a few extra minutes to make a necessary chore a lot more exciting. "It’s also a way for me to send them a little love while they're at school," she says. Read on to see 12 of her best bentos -- they're easy enough for you to try at home!
Eating breakfast can help kids stay alert and do better in class. What better motivation to whip up a healthy and yummy meal in minutes? Our back-to-school recipes won't slow you or your kids down during morning rush hour.
Everyone benefits from a back-to-school bake sale: Kids get to make yummy treats with their parents then have the fun of acting as vendor. These tasty treats are perfect for a bake sale; they're kid-size and easy to eat anywhere. Many are also peanut-free to reduce the chance of an allergic reaction.
Bring your kids into the kitchen and let the fun begin. Kids will love these simple and yummy drinks and dishes even more after they play a part in creating them. The next time there is a free-afternoon, don some aprons and get cooking.
Brightly packaged, aggressively marketed snack foods vie for our children’s attention everywhere we look. Your best defense? Have an arsenal of easy, nutritious, and fun snack ideas at the ready for when hunger pangs strike.