I haven’t done a school lunch post this school year, but that most certainly does not mean that I haven’t been packing school lunches. My girl typically buys her lunch once a week (she’s a huge fan of the school mashed potatoes and usually buys on the one day a week they are offered) and she brings her lunch from home the other 4 days. My boy brings his lunch to preschool 3 days a week.
This is the first year I’ve gotten my act together enough to pack the kid’s lunches the night before. IT’S LIFE CHANGING I’M TELLING YOU. The mornings go so much smoother when I’m only making breakfasts and not trying to chop veggies/make sandwiches/come up with 3-4 compartments worth of food. Adding on lunch prep during dinner preparations isn’t that much extra work and it’s so worth it the next morning.
Maybe by next year I’ll have my kids actually making their own lunches the night before and then, well, my head will probably explode from the awesomeness. Or maybe I can take up a new hobby with the free time – knitting maybe? Or maybe just catch up with the laundry.
Here are a few of the kid’s lunches lately:
Cheese tortillas, cheese puffs, apples, celery + carrots
PB& J, sunflower seeds, applesauce, plum + kiwi, carrots + cucumbers + red peppers
Yogurt, string cheese, trail mix, cucumbers, carrots + grapes
Triscuits + avocado, yogurt, plums, bell pepper + carrots
The Halloween Lunch: PB&J, string cheese, mandarin oranges, orange bell peppers + pomegranate seeds, purple grapes + carrots+ jicama -o-lantern. Carving a jicama proved challenging, hence the lopsided grin….
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