Pack lunches and snacks the night before
Having that extra 10 minutes in the morning can be a serious lifesaver. Or set everything you need on the counter the night before: The lunch bag, containers, and water bottle.
Involve your kids
Get their input on what they want for their snack and lunch. Then enlist their help in packing it. If you have items you always toss in—like cheese sticks, milk boxes, or fruit cups—keep them on low shelves where they can grab and pack them.
Make items in bulk for the refrigerator or freezer
Do some prep on Sunday to make the week go more smoothly. Deli meat sandwiches can be pre-made and frozen for the whole week. If you have multiple containers or bags, fill them with fruit or veggies you can grab the rest of the week.