With the current state of school lunches (read: dismal) many of us moms have taken to packing for our kids. But it’s so easy to get stuck in a lunch-packing rut. Even the kids are giving you forlorn looks when you tell them it’s turkey on wheat again and every morning the threat of that bento box is looming, each of its empty compartments mocking your lack of creativity.
You need ideas. I have them. Here is a five-day menu with actual lunches I send with my three kids. And yes, they eat them.
1 hard boiled egg (sliced in half) with sea salt
3 tablespoons of hummus
1/4 cup baby carrots
1 medium sized apple
12 Annie’s Homegrown cheddar crackers
4 oz. shredded chicken breast in 1/2 of a pita with sliced cucumbers and tomatoes
1 stick of string cheese
1/2 an apple (sliced)
1 squeeze packet of Justin’s Almond Butter
Peanut butter and honey on multigrain bread
1/2 orange (sliced)
1/2 cup celery sticks and baby carrots
1 package of Annie’s Homegrown Bunny Grahams
*sunflower butter can be used in place of peanut butter