Thanksgiving Lunchbox Idea Featuring Birds Eye #ILikeVeggies
“The Sneak Attack” “The Bribe.” “The Begging.” “Hide and Seek.” My favorite of late “Use-The-Kids-From-School-As-Peer-Pressure.” No, I’m not talking about any games here. I’m referring to some of my many methods I have used to get my kids to eat vegetables. Moms, I totally get it. Getting kids to eat their recommended amount of vegetables everyday is no easy feat. But I have a little secret that has been working for my boy lately. So how do I get my 6 year old son to eat his veggies?
Insert the almighty lunchbox. I pack my son’s lunch everyday (including vegetables), and he loves it. Did you know that 9 out of 10 people in the U.S. do not get enough vegetables in their day, according to the State of the Plate Report? So you can see why it’s so important that my son gets his veggies, even during school lunch. But I’m also a busy mom, so I need healthy veggies that I can make quickly to fit into my hectic lifestyle. Birds Eye Vegetables to save the day. I love that I can quickly and easily make fresh veggies to add to any meal for my family with over 40 vegetable blends. An affordable choice year round, no meals ever have to be boring, including lunch.
A personally packed lunch with his favorites, he can eat his veggies with friends at school and be the “coolest kid” in the cafeteria. Why? Because I love to add a little theme to his box, making his lunch a unique experience everyday. It’s one small way that I can show my boy how much I love him. With one of my favorite holidays right around the corner, I thought this Thanksgiving inspired lunchbox idea would be a fitting way to include more veggies into his lunches.
Thanksgiving Themed Lunchbox
Using the theme of the season, we have a Mayflower boat made of his sandwich and cheese sail. A bountiful amount of fresh grapes. And even a little Thanksgiving turkey cookie made with raisin eyes and a few candy corns.
But the stars of this box….are the veggies 🙂
We have a “corn on the cob” featuring Birds Eye Steamfresh Yellow and Gold Corn wrapped in a green chevron cupcake liner.
And my favorite is the “cornucopia,” featuring Birds Eye veggies in the mini ice cream cones. Birds Eye makes it easy to incorporate veggies into my son’s lunchbox with bright colors, fresh taste, and FUN!
This year, Birds Eye has partnered with Melissa d’Arabian, celebrity chef, mom of four, and host of FoodNetwork.com’s web series The Picky Eaters Project, to make a difference and help moms with the dinnertime dilemma. Together, Birds Eye and Melissa are combining their expertise in getting children to eat more veggies, one bite at a time. Birds Eye is committed to providing the best possible vegetable solution for families, which is why Step Up To The Plate is Birds Eye’s long-term commitment to reshaping kids’ veggie perceptions and getting children to like veggies for life. Need some tips to get your kids started on the road to veggie lovers? Check out this video from Melissa d’Arabian on some easy family ideas to incorporate more veggies into your meals, even on the busiest of nights!
We are loving the season with this Thanksgiving Lunchbox Idea, thanks to Birds Eye Vegetables!
How are you getting your kids to love vegetables for life?
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CArly bellard says
What a great idea! My daughter would love this surprise in her lunch box!
Shannon gosney says
That is such a cute idea! I love the variety of colors.