Monday, September 6, 2010
School Lunch Ideas - Day 1
-no peanut butter
-able to eat in a short period of time
-stay fresh for a few hours out of the fridge
-be interesting enough for my son to eat
-something that doesn't need heating up
The problem with the school lunches for me is the main course part of the lunch. I'm not a fan of the everything comes in a package kind of lunch. I know how much salt and preservatives are in those. The only kind of sandwich my son really loves is peanut butter and banana. Great for home, banned from school. He doesn't really like lunch meats (though he will eat one of those sandwiches once in a while) so the traditional sandwich takes a backseat. At home we eat a lot of hot lunches, grilled cheese, tomato soup, chicken noodle soup, macaroni, mini pizzas, etc. Some of those I know I can make and heat and send in a thermos (provided the thermos doesn't leak everywhere).
I know I'm not the only mom struggling for good solutions here. I'd love to hear what other moms have come up with. As we find winning lunches, I'll post them on this blog, hoping to help inspire some of the rest of you. I'd love to hear what winning lunches you have in the comments section too!
Day 1 Lunch
-hummus and pita bread
-dried fruit snacks