We had a wonderful summer filled with so many great memories, but now it’s time to head back to school. After all of the unstructured days of fun, sleeping in late and eating whenever, we are all ready for things to get back on a schedule. Vanessa is starting high school this year and Zack is in middle school. It makes me wonder where the time goes. Besides all of the back to school supplies and clothes, what to make for lunch is high on the list.
I’m one of “those moms” that has my kids make their own lunches. When my mom heard about this, she felt sorry for my kids and said that she always made our lunches for us. I had to laugh and remind her that while she may have done that of my youngest siblings, she most definitely did not do it for the oldest kids in the family, nor did we expect her to. When I was in middle school and high school, my mom still had my little siblings to take care of. Even though I don’t have little ones at home, I have my kids make their own lunches rather than letting them lay on the couch watching me make the lunch for them.
My kids are huge sandwich lovers whether it is the school year or summer vacation. Sandwiches are easy to prepare, filling and there is an endless variety of sandwiches they can make. Nature’s Own sent us three varieties of bread to try and challenged us to make back to school lunchbox creations. Nature’s Own is America’s favorite bread brand and they have bread varieties that my whole family loves. The kids just want good bread, but as parents we like there are no artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors and no fructose corn syrup in Nature’s Own breads.
Vanessa decided to make a turkey sandwich using Nature’s Own Honey Wheat bread.
She started with spicy mayonnaise and then added peppered turkey, colby jack cheese, sliced cucumbers and romaine lettuce.
To finish off her lunch, she added carrot sticks and watermelon slices.
Zack chose Nature’s Own Butterbread. Zack is my picky eater. He has a limited number of things on his list of foods he eats and this bread is on that list.
He kept his sandwich just the way he likes it: simple, yet filling and delicious. First, he spread on some natural peanut butter and then he added a drizzle of local honey.
To complete his lunch, he added pineapple cubes (his new favorite fruit) and rice chips.
While both Vanessa and Zack are disappointed that summer is over, they have to admit that school isn’t so bad and they tell me that school would be great if there wasn’t homework to worry about. They are excited about seeing their friends, wearing their new school clothes and about their favorite part of the school day: lunch time!
What are you making for your Back To School Lunch? Share your Lunchbox Creations using Nature’s Own bread for a chance to win one of four $250 grocery store gift card, following the instructions below.
How to Enter
- Visit http://lunchboxcreationssweeps.com and submit a photo or video of your favorite sandwich creation using Nature’s Own bread, and submit the entry, as directed, between 12:00 AM ET on 8/17/15 and 11:59 PM ET on 09/15/15.
- Any entries submitted after September 15th, at 11:59 PM ET will be ineligible.
- Entrants can either submit a link of their video or photo from Vine, Instagram, or YouTube, or can upload their own photo as directed on the sweepstakes form.
- A photo submission counts as one (1) entry.
- A video submission counts as five (5) entries.
- Only one submission per person per sweepstakes.
- Four (4) grand prize winners will each receive a $250 grocery store gift card
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