Back-to-School: Packing lunches for schoolPosted: Updated:
Lunchtime can be overwhelming for any parent who packs lunches five days a week for their children.
Grocery shopping expert Jennifer Stone says preparing in advance is the key to not getting stressed out.
The shopping expert, who works at the Stop and Shop in the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers, says getting ready the night before makes mornings go seamless.
She also says that it's feasible to make lunches that are nutritious while not breaking the bank.
"I think it's feasible to spend $20 or less a week on those five days planning ahead and doing all your homework," she says.
Popular items include traditional favorites, such as sandwiches and reheated leftovers that can be put in a thermos. For those feeling a little more creative, try a pita or wrap.
Stone says supermarkets have also done a great job to take the worry out of buying food for children with allergies because items are now clearly labeled for needs like gluten free and peanut free.