Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Back to school lunch ideas

It's back to school time for most of us, time to get into a routine again! In preperation for shopping this week I asked my kids what their favorite school lunches are, here is what they came up with:

tuna sandwiches or tuna with crackers
PB & J sandwiches or with crackers
apples and pb
tortilla with peanut butter and sliced apples
yogurt and cheese
cheese, meat, and crackers (like a lunchable)
quesadillas ( I put these in a reusable sandwich container lined with tin foil and they stay warm enough for them)

In their thermos' they like
Rice and beans
very rarely Ramen noodles
spaghetti and other pastas
hashbrowns and scrambled eggs
baked potatoes
home made soup and sometimes the canned fun soups like goldfish.

Change the same old things into something new for them
roll out bread flat and spread on ingredients. roll up and slice into pinwheel shapes (my kids call it sushi)
make it mini or cut sandwiches into shapes.
I have a crinkle cutter and the kids like to see their veggies or fruits cut with it.

Let them choose!
I have a large bin that I put crackers, cereal, cookies, raisins, fruit cups, pretzels, fruit snacks, and other shelf stable items in. I let them choose a treat for their lunch and also one for their snack.

Good luck!

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