So I have two littles at the age where they need lunches packed. We've done ok, but I am dying trying to think of new, healthy, EASY and quick additions to lunches. I love the idea of Bento boxes and cute little animal faces for the kids, but let's face it -- 6 AM in the morning with morning sickness?? Yeah -- that is not happening!
Here is what we have so far:
cheesesticks (various -- mozzarella, babybells, slices of cheese)
crackers (various -- try for whole wheat)
yogurts (sticks and jugs)
veggies (carrots are one of the few that get eaten at school -- peppers do ok....any other suggestions?!?)
fruits (lots of dried fruits, some whole fruits -- they are far better with fruit than veggies at school. Small apples work best)
Drinks - juice boxes,water bottles
Sandwiches - sometimes the classic pb and j or cheese and mustard, usually on those little goldfish breads
SO HELP! Can you see my originality has RUN OUT when it comes to school lunches?!? I NEED your help!
Congrats! Yay! I l already thought you had four, didn't realize one was cookin.'
hmmm. lunches? That's a tough one. One of my children is extremely picky and she tends to stick with one thing for a long time before she ventures to a new food. The other one will try anything as long as you tell her it tastes good first.
Here's what I've got off the top of my head:
Hummus and pita bread
My kids love to make their own burritos. You could make them a DIY lunch so they get to add their own fillings and roll it up themselves.
Pasta salad with chicken. my kids love anything with grilled chicken. Or even chicken salad with crackers (one of my faves)
Soup in the thermos thing. I always wanted that when I was a kid.
Burritos is a good idea! What do you use that is good cold? Is the pasta salad cold too? Or do you heat it up and use a thermos? I haven't ventured over into hot food in lunch boxes -- maybe that is my problem.....and soup......hmm....