10 easy ways to say I love you in a lunchbox

Confession: one of my least favorite daily tasks is packing school lunches. I suppose if I were to just toss a Lunchable into an insulated bag it would be a lot easier. Oh, but we don’t that way ’round these parts so things get complicated. I will admit that I have more fun when it comes time to pack a special lunch, for holidays. I guess the festivity serves to get me out of my lunch rut. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not one of those moms who creates complicated scenes from the latest movies out of rice and fruit leather. I don’t know who has time for all that but I do know that it isn’t me. I try to stick with much simpler ideas to spruce up your average, everyday PB&J. You, too? If so, you might appreciate these 10 easy ways to say I love you in a lunchbox. Especially since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. PS. You’re welcome. ;)

Simple ideas even I can do! Move over Martha :)

1. Valentine Picks

Use store-bought or homemade holiday-themed food picks to quickly doll up everything from sandwiches to wraps to boiled eggs. I made the one pictured above with some construction paper, tissue paper and a toothpick but you can also buy similar versions at craft stores or baking supply shops.

Simple ideas even I can do! Move over Martha :)

2. Love you “berry” much printables

Print out these cute love you “berry” much valentine tags and use baker’s twine to tie them to a berry-flavored treat.

Simple ideas even I can do! Move over Martha :)

 3. Berry surprises & heart-shaped cukes

Stuff fresh raspberries with white chocolate chips for a tasty surprise or cut cucumbers (or cheese slices) into heart shapes.

Simple ideas even I can do! Move over Martha :)

4. Corny Jokes

Give them a laugh by including a corny joke. Simply download and print my kid-friendly Valentine’s Day jokes.

Simple ideas even I can do! Move over Martha :)

5. Fruit leather fortune cookies

Visit Family Fresh Meals to learn how to make these simple fruit leather fortune cookies.

6. Valentine pretzels

Simple ideas even I can do! Move over Martha :)

Love from the oven shares this super simple idea for creating chocoloate-covered pretzels.

Simple ideas even I can do! Move over Martha :)

7. Say it on fruit

There are so many fruit puns that work for Valentine’s Day. Use food markersto pen your messages.

Simple ideas even I can do! Move over Martha :) 8.  Share the awesomesauce

Are these not the cutest? You can download the free printable at Creating Really Awesome Free Things.

Simple ideas even I can do! Move over Martha :)

9. Fruit heart kabobs

Modern Parents Messy kids has a simple method for creating these fruit kabobs that feature strawberry hearts.

Simple ideas even I can do! Move over Martha :)

10. Strike a match

These faux match pretzel sticks are a cute way to tell any kid how great a match you make.

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I told you–I’m all about the easy. Hopefully one of these simple ideas with inspire you to elevate the PB&J this Valentine’s Day.

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