Happy Monday! Hope you had a nice weekend. We went to a corn maze at a farm, a movie, church, and swimming.
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Planning Interesting Lunches
Making lunches was never my favorite thing in the world to do. But when I did some planning, it made it a lot more interesting for me and for my girls!
I made a list of different options, so I would only have to think once! My aim was to provide variety and nutrition, so lunch would not be boring and would be eaten. Here are some of the things I came up with:
- peanut butter and banana sandwiches (the bananas would usually stay nice until lunch)
- peanut butter (in a container) with an apple or banana
- fluffy nutter sandwich (yes - I even did this occasionally - peanut butter with marshmallow creme)
- a bagel with cream cheese or peanut butter
- string cheese and crackers
- sliced cheddar, monterrey jack, or colby and crackers
- deli meat sandwiches on bagels, english muffins or bread
- cream cheese and olive sandwiches
- boiled eggs
- pistacchio nuts
- trail mix
- fresh fruit
- fresh veggies
I tried to be creative and put unusual things in their lunches that they liked - mangoes, kiwis, etc. Making interesting lunches was a little work, but it told my girls I loved them. And I wrote notes on their napkins, even through high school! (They said they liked it and all their friends wished they had similar lunches. If they had been embarrassed, I would have stopped!)
These days, green experts are saying to use foil and reusable containers for food and drinks - another thing to consider.
What do you put in your lunch or your kids' lunches?