First day of school: Prosciutto and mozzarella sticks, sauteed vegetables, fruit cut up into adorable little animal shapes, and homemade yogurt smoothie. Plus a cute little note and/or artwork to let them know just how much you care.
By mid-October: PB&J and string cheese. And a napkin. If they’re lucky.
Lucky for you, we’ve pulled together a lunch box cheat sheet to pull you out of your mid-school year doldrums. Organized by food group, it will not only remind you to pack a balanced lunch each morning, and will hopefully also give you some ideas for injecting some new foods into your repertoire. Consult it for inspiration before your weekly grocery store run. It is equally valid for babies eating finger foods, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age kids. Click for a printable version that you can hang up on your fridge. Enjoy!
A few quick pics for inspiration below. We’re no professional food bloggers (or photographers), but you’ll get the idea. 🙂
Also check out our recent blog post on preschooler lunch gear (including the bento stuff used to make some of the animal shapes shown below).