Hey. Are you still caring about your kids’ lunches this late in the year? Are you still writing little love notes of positivity? If yes, I hate you and move on to the next blog. 😕
Today’s post is for people who seriously just can’t deal with the lunch bag process. No more ideas. Tapped out.
This is about the time of year where we wind up shoving a hunk of bread (the heel) in our kid’s lunch to stop the insanity and get to the real to-do’s of the night. DVR and wine.
If you are lacking lunch time inspiration, check out my non-fancy post on what I pack my kid. No Pinterest degree required.
A closer look.
First up, the sandwich. Made on bagel thin bread.
Today lets do almond butter, shall we?
See nothing fancy. The bread is not shaped like a swan or anything cute you’d see on Pinterest.
Let’s add some honey so my kid doesn’t complain.
Poor dear. Here’s your honey, honey.
Time for some vitamins. Cut mango always goes over well when I am feeling ambitious. Ambitious in that I actually have to cut their fruit. Apples, although easy to pack, can sometimes be such a snooze for a kids lunch…zzzz…and I hate that they get tossed in the school’s compost bin instead of eaten. (Hey, I wasn’t born yesterday. I know what my kid does with his apple.)
Veggie next. Sliced red peppers. Check out the color on these. Awesome.
Next up? Pre-packaged cashews from Trader Joe’s. Healthy fat and protein in a cute little sealed bag. Easy.
Yogurt tube. Protein and calcium. Unsure why kids gravitate toward things titled squishers, but in this case it works for me.
And the sweet treat to round out our lunch bag? A large, left-over chocolate chip cookie from our last batch.
See? Clearly, I have not broken a sweat.