God love pinterest, but when it comes to school lunches I thought, "are you serious? Who has time for all that? No mother I know!!" All the cutesy cut sandwiches and faces made with fruit, the egg salad and tofu...things your kids would never eat! I tried to gather 10 school lunches that I thought were reasonable and that my children might actually eat! No offense if you are that super creative and fun mom, but this mom "ain't got time for that!!":)
1. Turkey, cheese and hummus pinwheels
- Spead hummus on tortilla, lay out turkey and cheese and roll. Cut into 1 inch pieces
- What to put with it: apples and popcorn
- Either give the child the ingredients in their lunch to make on their own, or assemble at home.
- What to put with it: Strawberries and yogurt
- Cut up ham or turkey, cheese and add triscuits.
- What to put with it: carrots and dip, granola bar
- Make a veggie and bowtie pasta at the beginning of the week with whatever ingredients your child likes…broccoli, black olives, tomatoes, etc.
- What to put with it: apples and peanut butter
- Boil a dozen hard boiled eggs on Sunday. My kids happen to love them and they are good for snacks for mom too!!
- What to put with it: grapes, wheat thins, yogurt
- Use mini bagels and use different flavors of cream cheese. My kids love pumpkin in the fall!
- What to put with it: banana, chips or crackers
- Yes, cereal is a good option, especially if your child gets milk at lunch! What could be easier?
- What to put with it: strawberries and go-gurt
- Choose spinach, tomato, or flour tortilla and melt cheese and cut into triangles
- What to put with it: applesauce and chex mix
- Make ahead, add white or red sauce.
- What to put with it: cherry tomatoes with ranch and toast (as garlic bread)
- Use a skewer (cut in half) or toothpicks to make mini kabobs using whatever your child likes…salami, grape tomatoes, cheese (or cut string cheese), turkey, cucumber, even grapes or other fruits.
- What to put with it: Trail mix and clemintines