The second hardest part of sending the boy to school each day (the first being that we MISS him!!), is the fact that I am not there when he eats lunch--I feel like I am sloooooowly loosing control.
At home I know exactly what my kids are eating, and call me a control freak, but I like it that way.
I have had a hard time trying to come up with new ideas for lunches each day.....we use lunch time at home to eat up a lot of dinner leftovers, most of which are hard to send in a lunch box.
My goal is to keep the boy's school lunch healthy, filling, with some "cool" stuff in there too,
so he's only 85% weird:)
Here are a few of the things that we have tried out so far:
-pb&j of course! Unless your school is one of the few that can't have peanut butter.....I would die.
We love pb over here, but there's also the option of almond butter.
-turkey+cheese+spinach+ranch/hummus rolled up in a tortilla
-yesterday's tabouleh recipe
-tortellini (or any kind of pasta)+tomatoes+mozzarella cheese+spinach+zucchini+a little bit of your favorite vinaigrette
-peas/carrots/cherry tomatoes + hummus
-cheese + crackers
-fruit.....whatever we have around
-hard boiled egg
-a cookie! (when I make cookies I keep the extras in the freezer so I can send them away with my family instead of eating them all)
-yogurt. or "Gogurt" if I'm feeling like a cool mom. I have found organic options that are just regular yogurt in a tube, rather than crazy dyed and syrup laden slop.
-clif Z bars
I mostly send milk money-- he gets to have chocolate milk on Fridays, and some days he gets a 100% juice, juice box.
I would LOVE to hear what you are packing in your lunches.....we would like to increase our options!
What are YOU eating?