Back to School Lunches & a Giveaway!

My oldest starts kindergarten today! I am so excited and what’s even better is that his school doesn’t start until 9:05am! Dream!! The only bad thing is that the full day kindergarten filled up so quickly that he is in a half day kindergarden class which is only 3 hours. Boo. I was so excited for him to attend a regular school day but we will have to wait until 1st grade. Luckily the school is just a few minutes walk from our house so I will be able to utilize my time.

We went for open house on Tuesday of this week and the school is beautiful. New, really nice and big. We are all so excited for him to be in school now and with him only gone 3 hours I won’t miss him too much. Once a month he will be attending a full day so those are the only days we need to worry about packing a lunch. I thought I’d share another lunch idea and link back to my other posts which include info on healthy kid lunches and ideas of what to pack.

Before I get to the previous posts, here is the newest addition to healthy kid lunches….and my kid’s love this simple lunch…a yogurt parfait (ok it’s really more of a yogurt bowl)! I would normally assemble this for them at home, but when packed like this, they can dump it into the yogurt bowl themselves. You can sub any cereal (granola is a good one) for the grapenuts. You just have to have something crunchy though. Usually this isn’t quite enough for my kids to be full so I’d pack something small in addition to this.

Hope this helps some of you trying to figure out what to pack day after day. Sandwiches can get quite boring after a while. Make sure to scroll down for the info on the giveaway and here are the links to the other posts I have written on healthy kid lunches.

Healthy Kid Lunches Part 1

Healthy Kid Lunches Part 2

Healthy Kid Lunches Part 3

Below are some pics of the lunches featured in those posts, but I’d encourage you to check out those links for more ideas of what to pack and for info on you child’s nutrition needs. Lots of good info in those posts!


These 3 meals were featured in part 2 of Healthy Kid Lunches.

Now about the giveaway! I got so many emails asking about my little lunch container that I am giving away one lunch container to TWO readers. It comes with the everything as seen below and if you win you have the choice of BLUE or PINK! It is on the smaller side- perfect for a pre-schooler or young grade schooler (obviously you can see from the pics above all that fits in it).  What I do like about the smaller size is that it fits nicely in a lunch bag. Then you can still pack stuff on the side or take out the separate tupperware provided and use those as extras.

The giveaway will start today Thursday, August 30th and ends Tuesday September 4th at 12:00pm CST





MANDATORY ENTRY: Leave a comment telling me what color you want- pink or blue!

OPTIONAL ENTRIES: You can earn additional entries by doing one, or all, of the following (leave a separate comment after you complete each item; each comment will count as an entry). If you already follow via any of the ways listed, just leave me a comment telling me so and that will count as an entry.

1. Follow Nutritious Eats on Twitter  AND tweet ” Enter to win a back-to-school giveaway lunch kit from @nutritiouseats! ”

2. Subscribe to Nutritious Eats Email Service (box to the right) OR Follow via RSS ( if you already do just let me know and that counts as an entry!)

3. Follow Nutritious Eats on Instagram 

4. Follow Nutritious Eats on Pinterest

5. Share this post on any social media platform


Giveaway open to US and Canada residents. Two winners will be chosen at random and will be notified by email and have 48 hours to claim prize or another winner will be selected.


Disclaimer: Items provided in giveaway purchased by Nutritious Eats blog

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  1. Kathleen says:

    Pink Please!

  2. Kathleen says:

    And I shared on fb ;)

  3. Mitch says:


  4. Pink for sure! :)

  5. I follow by email

  6. I follow you on pinterest

  7. Jennifer V says:

    Either color would be fine with me :) My youngest daughter loves pink and my middle daughter is partial to blue.

  8. Jennifer V says:

    I follow you on twitter as missorganicRD and tweeted about your giveaway.

  9. Jennifer V says:

    I subscribe to your RSS feed through Bloglines.

  10. Jennifer V says:

    I follow you on Pinterest as Jen Voss/ Healthy Kitchen

  11. Billie Jean says:

    Following and tweeted!

  12. Billie Jean says:

    Subscribed via email!

  13. Billie Jean says:

    Following on Pinterest!

  14. Billie Jean says:

    Annnnd, shared this giveaway on Facebook!

  15. ebonique b says:

    I would like blue for my youngest in 1st grade who takes his lunch. I love these creative lunch ideas. It is great to get a visual as well. My youngest is a boy so that is why I chose blue. :)

  16. Katherine says:

    I would like pink please

  17. Katherine says:

    I followed Nutritious Eats on Twitter

    and tweeted:

  18. frances sewell says:

    pink please! thanks

  19. Amy says:

    Pink please!

  20. Amy says:

    I receive your emails, Melanie :) I love seeing Nutritious Eats in my inbox!

  21. Heather Matthews says:

    Pink is the best :) Retweeted too!

  22. Amy says:

    I also follow on Pinterest!

  23. Ohh I’m about to start teaching so I’ll be needing to pack all my lunches! I’d love a blue container set :)

  24. Followed on pinterest!

  25. Marilyn says:

    Blue – those containers are so nifty!

  26. Sara P. says:

    I like the blue.

  27. Abi says:

    Pink would send my kindergartener over the moon. I might even let the school fairy take credit for it. Thank you for the great ideas. If your little one likes apples try slicing them and sandwiching peanut butter between them.

  28. Lindsay says:

    i would love pink!

  29. Alicia says:

    I would like pink :)

  30. Alicia says:

    I am following on Pinterest: username – faitcamofthree

  31. Julie says:

    I would like the blue thanks

  32. I’d love the blue one for my son!!

  33. Ruth Anderson says:

    Blue Please ,and Thank you

  34. Trayc says:

    With 3 boys…blue of course:)

  35. Kelli Arnold says:

    I like the blue.

  36. Kelli Arnold says:

    I follow on Twitter and I sent out the Tweet.

  37. Kelli Arnold says:

    I subscribe to your RSS feed.

  38. Kelli Arnold says:

    I follow on Pinterest.

  39. Kelli Arnold says:
  40. Jonnie (JB) says:


  41. Jonnie (JB) says:

    I fllow you on Pinterest as Jonnie Hartling

  42. blue please. jack would LOVE this!

  43. tweeted via @byAimeeSki

  44. now following on Instagram via /byAimeeSki

  45. now following on Pinterest via:

  46. Claudia says:

    blue! :)

  47. Claudia says:


  48. heather says:

    My Bella likes pink!