I make my girl’s lunches four out of five school days a week, and allow them to purchase lunch in the school cafeteria once a week (down from twice a week last year). Honestly, most weeks they forget to ask about purchasing their lunch (and I don’t remind them), so I end up making lunch for them all five days which I highly prefer given that the lunches at school are mostly unhealthy. Here are a few of the lunches I have packed for them in the past couple months. All ingredients are organic unless otherwise noted. Both girls (ages 9 and 5) get the same thing.
Carrots, olives, homemade hummus, dried mango pieces, and brown rice
Homemade whole wheat crepes, pure maple syrup, bluberries
Applesauce, carrots, quinoa, Hail Merry mini chocolate tart (I found these at Costco!)
Leftover roast bites, raw cheddar cheese, crackers, salad with olive oil, fruit leather
Peanut butter and cream cheese on honey whole wheat bread, raw cashews with dark chocolate chips, purple bell pepper, whole milk yogurt with frozen blackberries