Even with an 8th grader I have almost never packed a lunch in all these years with 3 kiddos. But with all the new government mandated school lunch regulations regarding portion sizes and food changes this school year, my kids have gone off cafeteria lunches cold turkey!
Well, that left me in a lurch and for a month straight my kids had the same lunch and I was irritated every morning.
I decided I really needed to put more thought and planning into this new project...lunch packing.
I talked to my boys, researched online, talked to friends and came up with a list of lunch ideas to work from so I had a game plan for shopping and planning each week. I thought this would be a good place for me to share my ideas and ask you to share yours so I can add more variety to my list.
A few thermoses and plastic containers (with built-in ice packs, wheee!!) later, I have this list of lunch ideas:
*Lunch meat roll-ups
*Rotisserie chicken slices
*Cooked and chilled chicken nuggets
*Mac & cheese
*Ham and cheese roll
*Cheese and crackers
*Hot dog in thermos
*Mini corn dogs
*Hard boiled eggs
For sides and snacks I made another list to refer to:
*mini toasts from the deli
*apple slices with caramel sauce
*apples rings with peanut butter
So, let me have your list of lunch ideas! We can help each other make yummy lunches our kids will eat!