Posted at 8:00 pm
Here is the latest “What I pack my kid.” Again, nothing you would see on Pinterest, but here is my reality.
Lunch in a snap.
Let’s take a closer look.
Remember my Whole Wheat Veggie Dog Dinner Muffins? Those are always easy to pack.
I paired these dinner muffins with snap peas.
Orange wedges. Simple.
Yogurt tube. I keep these in the freezer and by the time they get to school they are perfect.
A classic. Animal crackers.
Posted at 8:00 pm
Lacking lunchtime inspiration? See below.
Hardly innovative, but here is an example of what I pack my kid.
What went to school one day.
A closer look.
DIY parfait. Sort of. No fancy glass here. Yes, those strawberries are frozen, but come lunchtime they will be perfect for mixing with greek yogurt and topping with granola.
Whole wheat pretzels. Always looking for ways to get whole grains in….even if it’s in pretzel form.
Celery and carrots. Can’t forget our vegetable. Non-negotiable.
Easy, effortless Z bars for a little sweet snack.
If only all 3 kids liked this kind of lunch….
Posted at 7:59 pm
I get asked a lot about what I pack for lunch for my kids. It changes A LOT. They all like different things (of course they do), hate different things (of course they do)….
My goal is to try to keep it simple, but balanced.
It isn’t gourmet quinoa leftovers or fancy cream cheese pin wheels, but this is the lunch on deck for tomorrow.
In this pack:
Clockwise from the top
- 3 mini, whole-wheat pitas (for mini pizza building)
- low-sodium V8 (Yes, my kid drinks this. Start yours young. Yours will too)
- vegetarian pepperoni, vegan mozzarella cheese (Again, pizza making)
- marinara sauce (pizza)
- apple slices (squirt a bit of lemon juice on them to prevent discoloration)
- snack bag containing: raisins, cashews, a couple pretzels and a dark chocolate square
Whole Wheat Pita’s from Trader Joe’s=good carbs. Low-sodium V8=liquid vegetable.
Mozzarella, Vegan pepperoni, and sauce to build mini-pizzas on those cute little pitas shown above.
Apple slices. Vitamin C and fiber.
Snack pack. Cashews=protein, Raisins=because L likes them, Pretzels=for crunch, and Dark Chocolate=A sweet treat 🙂
Now, to get the child to actually eat it….That’s for another post. 🙂