Summer flew by in a flash, didn’t it? It’s that time again to pack the lunch box and you ‘re out of ideas already, I feel your pain.
If you can get a hold of a copy of All You Magazine back to school issue, I have some yummy easy lunch box ideas in this month’s issue. I talk about the use of leftovers, and give some good snack ideas to get you thinking. Lunches don’t have to be a PB&J, leftovers can make great meals. A little of this a little of that….varitey can make lunch time more appealing. Getting them to eat the lunch you packed and not trade it for some other child’s sugary snacks can feel daunting. It can be done, with a bit of creativity, all the kids will want what what’s in your child’s lunch. Kids only want to get to recess so make lunch interesting and maybe they will stop and actually eat what’s in the lunch bag before they go play.
Here is a sneak peak at one of my favorite ideas….we love writing on our food and this one couldn’t be easier. You could write a note if your child is feeling blue or just scribe a silly face!
A really different idea for a plain old banana!
2 Tbs. shredded coconut
1 tsp. ground chia seeds, flax or wheat bran (optional)
2 Tbs. Nutella or nut butter alternative
Cut the banana in half around the middle.
Using a Sharpie or permanent marker draw a funny face on the banana peel.
Pack the banana face up (laying down) in a small container, pack the coconut and nut butter in a small container. When the child opens their lunch box there will be a smiley face looking up at them!