DIY Lunch Prep Station

by EngineerMommy
2 Materials
25 Minutes
With two kids needing to get out of the door on time in the mornings, keeping my mornings running smoothly is no easy feat. After all, my girls have plenty of opinions on which shirt matches with which skirt and which headband they want to wear on any given day. Fortunately, one thing we all agree on is the importance of delicious snacks in their lunchbox.
I found these stackable plastic storage containers at Walmart. They will be the perfect solution for storing all the different elements of a well-balanced lunch.
We always include in the lunchbox some fruit (fresh fruits or fruit in cups) and of course a beverage. The beverage is usually water, but occasionally, I’ll give them low-sugar juice.
Here’s what the lunch station looks like all loaded up with the snacks. It's so cute and practical. It's the perfect addition to my kitchen counter. I know it will simplify meal prep!
What’s an organizational project without labels? I used my handy dandy label maker to print out labels for the various components: fruit, water, pretzels/crackers.
There's also a Lunch Prep Cheat Sheet in the post that's useful for those super busy weekday mornings. For more tips and inspiration on other related kid-centered projects, please visit the blog post below.
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  • Xenia Hardenbrook Xenia Hardenbrook on Sep 22, 2018

    Engineer minds think alike! I did a version of this, we call it the lunch cabinet. I keep everything in it for lunches except the sandwich, lunch bags drinks, snacks and even a sharpe to write their names on their bags. Everything in one place and down low, so even the little ones can do their own. Yeah!

  • Phyllis Gears Pezzin Phyllis Gears Pezzin on Aug 07, 2021

    I had a plastic tote for each of my 4. I divided all prepackaged juice, snacks and treats among the baskets. I put each lunch bag or box in the tote. Then I labeled them with names. This alone made packing lunches every day easier without the complaints about who got too many of what treat!