This post is sponsored by Simple Mills. All opinions are my own.
It has been a minute since our lives have been “normal,” am I right?! In fact, the whole last school year was a complete wash when it comes to normalcy. I mean, I kept it as ‘normal’ as possible for my kids. We went from remote learning to full homeschooling. But, after months and months of trying to get my kids to eat the food I made for them, I finally found the perfect solution: Back-to-School Food Made Easy with these helpful tips!
Keeping it Simple + Knowing what’s in our food
Like many families, last year forced me to slow down. In reality, those months of staying home really helped me to focus on what’s important: the health of my family. I’ve never made more homemade meals in my entire life! I also began focusing a lot more on the ingredients that were in my kids so-called ‘healthy’ snacks. I was shocked to see so many additives and fillers in them.
Change the way you introduce foods to your family
When we make lunch I offer it bento-box style. Or for a snack, I make a ‘spread’ of all different types of fruits, veggies, meats, cheeses, and Simple Mills snacks. I steer them in the right direction and then they get to make the actual decisions themselves.
Honestly, when I started doing this and giving them some authority to choose what they eat, my life changed! I was no longer arguing with them about finishing “5 more bites.” They eat as much as they want of whatever is offered. And it works every single time. Just by changing the approach to mealtime and snacks!
Keep it simple for back-to-school
Keeping the kids in control for back-to-school is just as easy! I use these easy snacking-type bento box containers and just pack those same items. And, even if (really, when) they bring home uneaten food, I’m confident in knowing that they still made good choices.