As many of you know, my kids have been making their own lunches since the 1st grade. I learned my lesson with my oldest son that they should be packing their own food as soon as he traded the ENTIRE lunch I made for him for a single piece of candy! (I believe it was a single candy corn!) ha ha.. At that moment I decided to let them decide what they were going to put in their own lunches, as long as it met my standards of course! From that was born our required checklist.
Each lunch, I needed them to have a grain, protein, vegetable, and a fruit. I had a chart similar to this one hanging on our fridge for their reference for many years. They would refer to it for ideas, and then make their lunch.
Lunch Making Supplies
Lunch Box Supplies
Lunch Packing Supplies
Brown Paper Bags These are incredibly durable bags and come in a pack of 100 for under $10