This is a BIG year for us...my oldest is now in full-day school and she gets to bring a lunch which means that we have to be very creative because little missy, she doesn't prefer most sandwiches! So I thought that I would make a list of all the different *healthy* things we are packing or excited to pack...
(Really?!? I never knew she likes horses!)
Little BPA-Free Bento lunchbox containers
(I don't have a picture but they are containers with lids--all sizes)
(and it has a pop-out spoon)
BPA- Free Water Bottle
Washcloth (for messy kiddos)
It's only day three but we have been very excited about what we pack for lunch. Since my girl is at school all day, she needs a morning snack as well as an afternoon one along with her lunch. I am all about the healthy with a dab of the treat so it has been an interesting balance. I empower my daughter by giving her some options and letting her make the choices.
So far, some of the snacks we have chosen or have planned:
Homemade carrot-rasin muffins (I doubled a batch, flash-froze them and threw them in a freezer bag to be individually defrosted)
Veggies with various dips (hummus, ranch, honey mustard)
Crackers with cheese
Homemade chex mix
Other homemade treats (coffee cake, scones, muffins, cereal bars, etc)
We have only had two main dishes thus far, because she liked the first one so much she wanted it the next day. The thermos keeps things temperature-ready, so it has been really helpful. And when our sassafras isn't taking it to school, her daddy takes it to work...who cares if it is pink?
Some non-sandwich, non-peanut butter entree choices:
Spaghetti (she actually wanted to take the leftovers with lentils and zucchini...who IS this kid?!?)
Butter and jelly sandwich
Pizza (small, but a few of them)
Hummus and Pita (or veggies)
Fondue (with chips, veggies, bread, etc)
And I give her little treats to eat with her lunch..