We always love when Food & Wine’s “Mad Genius Tips” host Justin Chapple stops by the Today show! He has the most amazing tips. The last time he was on the show he shared the secret to taking the mess out of National Watermelon Day, and with back to school nearly officially here, this morning he shared some great back to school lunch making hacks with Tamron Hall, Al Roker and parents.
The first back to school lunch hack that Justin showed us involved a sandwich and a fun cookie cutter! I think I was the only kid in school who liked crust on the bread, but if your kid doesn’t, fun cookie cutters in a variety of shapes are definitely the answer.
Justin Chapple dished that to keep your child’s lunch cool, all you need is to soak a sponge in water and place it in a resealable plastic bag in the freezer and you’re set! This is also great for those of us who pack our lunches for work.
I’m one of those people who loves yogurt, especially yogurt parfaits. Justin shared the secret to preparing them in “plastic lightweight jars”, yogurt, granola, blueberries!
We can’t forget about his delicious salad in a jar lunch hack, or the secret to writing messages on a banana for your little one with just a push pin. Be sure to watch these lunch hacks and more in the video below! Don’t forget to head to Today.com/Food!
Video: Watch Food & Wine’s “Mad Genius Tips” host, Justin Chapple share his lunch hacks just in time for back to school on the Tuesday, August 25, 2015 episode of the Today show. If you have any questions or comments about the segment, the video, or the Today show itself, please contact the Today show at Today.com. Thank you!