Eat: Lunchbox Round up
With the coming of school comes the
chore joy of packing lunch.
I don’t know about you, but I find that making lunch is one of my least favorite things to do in the morning. Or night. Or whenever. I just don’t like it. But I think some of that dislike comes from being bored with what I have to pack. Packing the same sandwiches and sides every single day of the working week turns this task into a truly grueling task.
So to mix things up for both you and me, I thought I’d share the top ten ideas I’ve found for lunch from around the interweb.
We’ll start with the entree…
This is technically a vegan sandwich, but you could easily swap out vegan cream cheese for the real stuff for a vegetarian option or add in some meat to up the protein.
This is a twist on the traditional pb and j sandwich. I like that it uses fresh fruit instead of jelly, so you can feel better about packing it for your kiddo.
The fact that this is an open “sandwich” makes it kinda fun and definitely out of the ordinary. Plus you can have as much or as little topping. Customization as you eat is key.
Kids can eat sushi too. And while this recipe is for one with cream cheese and lox, you can easily customize it to things that your kids like to eat.
Cold pizza appeals to even the youngest among us.
Pasta salads are a great way to mix in veggies and meat in with the kid favorite of pasta. And it would be delicious cold or warm.
And for some sides…
Kale is super good for you, and with a little help from cinnamon and sugar, you can get your kids wanting to eat it.
Sweet potatoes are not only super delicious, but they are super good for you. So here’s a chip you can feel good about packing.
10. Almond Crisps
These could pass as a dessert, but they are also packed with good for you almonds.