I wasnt planning on posting againg about the Purple Lunchbox until next Friday, however two people emailed me asking me more about it to be able to actually participate this first Friday, so I decided to write a little bit more about it...

What is the Purple Lunchbox? It was born with the idea of keep me motivated to keep up with the HEALTHY and FUN idea of her brunch. Little details to make it more fun and appealing for my daughter Gaby. Each Friday, I will post pictures from what I sent to school for her to eat, and a brief description of what it is. In my case, it will be Brunch, but in your case can be breakfast, snack or lunch (whatever is that you send your child in his/her lunchbox to school.

Why is called the Purple Lunchbox? Simply because my daughter's favorite color is purple. Her lunchbox is purple, with pink and lilac dots everywhere.

How can I participate? If you want to play along, you will have to take pictures of your child's snack/brunch/lunch as many days as you can, and post it in your blog with the logo on the Purple Lunchbox (I will add the code at the end of this post)... Then, you will come back to my blog and post the link to your blog (I will have a Mr. Linky to make it easier) so I can go and check it out (along with all the others that participate if they want to)...

Any suggestions for what to pack? I will be also learning as we go, but the idea is to send a balance of carbs, protein, fruits and veggies... Something like this:
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In my case, I may send more fruit and less veggies, but I will try to send more veggies and less fruits as the time goes...

Any "green" ideas to complement the idea? Yes, as Im living greener everyday, I will pack a cloth napkin, and the water or juice that I send will be in a reusable bottle. Also, I will try to send mostly homemade foods...

Why am I doing this? Because I think this is a great way to motivate us, as mothers (and dads), to send healthier food to preschool/school, and also to add a little bit of FUN to it.

Do I need to have a blog to participate? Certainly not. However, you will need to upload your photos "somewhere" so we can see them... I highly recommend using Flickr for that.

What if my child still doesnt go to preschool or if the preschool provides lunch, but I still want to participate? You can still participate... If your child is home with you, you can do this idea for the snak/brunch that you will make for him/her. You can even buy a lunchbox to make it more fun. Im sure that your chilld will LOVE that (especially if you actually homeschool). If in your case, the preschool provides the food, you can do this for the afternoon snack, or in the weekends.

So, if you want to participate this week, start taking photos so you can post them all on Friday. Gaby starts First Grade tomorrow and I cant wait to start!

To grab the blinkie just paste this code into your post and/or the sidebar of your blog.
Posted by Anelys Perez On 10:47 AM 11 comments

11 Lovely comments :

Organized Nutrition said...

OH, I can't wait to play along... with 3 of my kids in school this year.... and lunches $2.10 I am NOT paying for them! even sending our own milk for break and lunch will save my family $300 a year!!!!!!!! anyways, I will try this... are we posting on fridays???

Momto3LittleFlowers said...

Yaaay!! and yes, we are posting on Fridays all the photos from the week! :) Im sure I will learn A LOT from you!!

Denise said...

I don't send lunch for my big kids, but my preschooler & toddler are home, I'll get some pictures of their lunches & post.....I've been looking for ideas on fun lunch things to do with them.

Erica said...

Count me in !!! This is going to be my "Sabado Sabroso" post since Saturday i will be doing this because Fifis school makes her lunch in the wekek!

Julie said...

OK, I will play along but will have to revamp my groceries so that you don't see that I give her pudding/fruit snacks and kool-aid! No j/k, we don't do that but we do need to start adding fruits/veggies. I am just worried she won't eat it.

Rose said...

Can I participate but do it with lunches I pack for my husband? My LO is only 6 mos. old, but I have been occasionally packing a lunch for my husband to take to work. Love the idea!

Momto3LittleFlowers said...

Denise: Awesome!! Cant wait! :)

Erica: I knew you were going to be on!! The reason why I didnt put a day on the blinkie is for people to be able to post another days... :)

Julie: You have no idea how many kool-aids and Oreos I sent last year for their snack!!

Rose: Of course, you can join!! Eventually I will start posting what I sent hubby to work (when we actually start doing it) .. but you will be participating sooner than you know... I hope you are planning on making homemade baby food!! :)

Julie said...

of course today she insists on buying lunch...must have some cake or something she wanted and didn't want to tell me...lol

Momto3LittleFlowers said...

Julie: LMAO!!! Too funny!! Buying lunch is not permitted in our case.. The thing is that my hubby works there, so Gaby has an open account and she can actually order whatever she wants and they will charge it to my hubby's account.. The guy from the cafeteria used to love offering ice cream and pizza and lots of stuff last year every time she was there visiting..

So, the cafeteria is a no-no!!!

We had a great first purple lunchbox.. She ate mostly everything... The only thing left was 60% of the baby carrots and she ate the rest in the car :) Score!

momof3munchkins said...

Sounds fun! I am doing homeschool preschool for now and am always looking for lunch ideas!

Momto3LittleFlowers said...

Awesome.. You may want to get Lunchboxes to make it totally FUN!!

 

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