Just thought I would show the snack box that I make for each of my boys to take and keep at school. This saves lunch box space and they always have a “backup plan” should another child, etc. bring in an unplanned treat for the class that is not GF. Sam and Luke will always have something special for themselves.
I use a 30 quart plastic storage box that I clearly label with their name and the words “Gluten-Free.” No, I didn’t order mine from Amazon, just wanted to show you a better picture of it! Target, Walmart, Kmart would all carry these, as well as other sizes.
Inside, I put shelf stable “pantry” snacks like pretzels, Corn Nuts, applesauce and fruit cups. Pudding cups are also greatly appreciated on occasion.
My boys LOVE Clif Kid Twisted Fruit ropes . Heck, I even like them! The flavors are INTENSE and tart..(think Sour Patch Kids tart). They are organic and “count as a serving of fruit.” This is what I love about Amazon: I have seen these sell for as much as $0.99 EACH at local stores. On Amazon, if you do the subscribe and save (where shipping is always free and you can cancel at any time…I sound like a commerical), a box of 24 that would normally sell on Amazon for $14.99, drops to $12.74; or $0.53 EACH. That is almost half off!
I also recently stumbled upon Fruit Roll-Ups Simply Fruit fruit rolls. Yummy, all-natural fruit roll-ups! I found these at my local Target. You can call General Mills to ask where they sold at a store near you. 1-800-231-0308.
also used 2 licorice ropes as the antenna in Luke’s Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday cake.
I also throw in a bag of disposable plastic spoons and a box of Kabnet Wax wax paper sheets for the kids to use as a “disposable placemat.” I get my Kabnet Wax at my local Sam’s Club.
As you can see, I use a label maker to clearly mark what the wax paper is for, and I labeled the bag of spoons (although I took the picture before I put the label on). I then use a yellow Sharpie marker to highlight the labels so they stand out. Since the labels have a glossy finish, a regular fluorescent highlighter would just wipe off.