One of the nicest things about mid term, besides getting to spend time with the kids, is the fact that I don’t have to fry my brain trying to think what to give my children for their school lunch.
My children are pretty good eaters and will try most foods but I find it so limiting trying to think of something suitable to put in lunch boxes especially as the colder weather sets in.
At home it’s no problem, we usually have soup, or pasta, toasted sandwiches or quesadillas but none of these are suitable for school lunches as at 7,5 and 3 giving a flask of hot soup is not yet an option and mine prefer pasta hot rather than cold especially in winter. We are limited to a small number of options, namely;
•Pitta Bread stuffed with ham lettuce tomatoes and feta cheese with dressing
•Lightly Toasted Bagel with either ham and grated cheese or Philadelphia
•Tuna, grated cheese and mayo in a wrap
•Peanut Butter and Jam or plain Jam sandwich, these are reserved for days when nothing else in the house!!
In addition I usually add some chopped apple and grapes and/or a banana. I sometime add hummus and breadsticks and recently I’ve been adding their favourite yoghurt Glenilan Raspberry
into these little pots that came with their Nude Food lunch boxes which I find fantastic.
I gave up buying the individual yogurts a while back as they were being half eaten and wasted but we are huge fans of this range and Glenisk to a very similar range of these too.
I struggle find other things which will add variety to their lunch, in warmer months they will eat rice and pasta and green salads but none of these seem appealing right now!
I’m determined to try add a few new things to our lunch ‘menu’ and would love to hear what other people make, sharing is caring and all that so all suggestions welcome.