It’s the first day of school and already parents are dreading what to pack for their kids school lunch! I hate to admit this,but I too dread making lunches! Especially now have all three of my boys in school full time! Oh, let’s not forget about making a lunch for me and my hubby – so that makes five lunches!
“To make it easier for me, I made the same lunch but four different ways!”
Since it is the first full day of school, I decided to keep it simple and basic. The kids are nervous about returning to school. The last thing they need to worry about is eating an unfamiliar food! It’s best to give them something they are familiar with and something you know they will eat!To make it easier for me, I made the same lunch but four different ways!
Normally my 8 year old is fine with the usual square-rectanglish shaped sandwiches that you cut with a knife in four squares. Bu when he saw his brother’s lunch, he insisted I do the same, use cookie cutters! Basically, cookies cutter’s can do wonder’s to get a young child excited about eaing food! My third grader is the picky eater in the house. He wants the samething everyday. He is very limited when it comes to eating fresh or cooked vegetables. However, he does like most of the green smoothies I make! We are making progress!
Luckily, my pre-teen is easy when it comes to lunches. He pretty much likes anything and is willing to try new foods. Today, his turkey and cheese sandwhich is packed with mixed salad greens, cucumber, tomatoes and avocado. He didn’t want the Annie’s Bunny graham’s (I don’t blame him, not cool for a 7th grade boy!). Instead he chose a granola bar for his afternoon snack and an apple as a side. Usually he prefer’s water for lunch but I gave him a juice box!
Last but not least, this is my husband’s lunch. I used Ezekial bread and filled the turkey and cheese sandwich with tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, onions with a touch of balsamic and olive oil dressing. It lays over a bed of salad greens with hummus and cherry tomatoes as sides. As a side or afternoon snack he has a plum. For a sparkling beverage to wash it down, he enjoys Lacroix Water. It’s so much better than drinking soda pop!
What did you pack for school or work lunch today?