September 16, 2011 3 Comments
No crisps, No chocolate or sweets in the school packed lunch.
It shouldn’t be so hard should it? I strongly advocate healthy eating and although once or twice a week I give in to the sausages/fish fingers and oven chips thing just so I can have a dinner where I’m not fighting my son to eat his meal and it is eaten quicker than one and a half hours! They eat loads of fruit and vegetables and such a variety I’ve always been lucky on that score… On a recent visit to Morrisons cafe with just my daughter, I gave her free reign to choose what she liked from the counter. She asked “Can I have two things?” I said “It depends what they are!” She was thoughtful while I told her the name of all the cakes and we negotiated the fact I didn’t want her to have crisps. She chose “The fruit salad AND the Strawberries please?” How could I refuse that?
I’ve put chocolate in the small’s lunch box once out of sheer desperation, it was tight month there was no money left and very little in the cupboard so I have them what I had. Crisps they always had though…
From Monday, the little Lady will be in school full time, school dinners can be provided, bought in from another local school but as a family we eat a cooked dinner in the evening with Daddy. His working hours usually see him home before 4pm. Once upon a time I might have been raring to rise to the challenge of the packed lunch, now it just makes me scratch my head…
Head scratching out of the way I have come to the following conclusion,A sandwich, A small pot containing cherry tomatoes, cucumber and pepper strips. A piece of fruit/fruit salad A Babybel stylie piece of cheese A carton of juice Sometimes a yogurt Sometimes a home made cake
We have other things lurking around in the cupboard like Humzingers – they love those and small pots can always be filled with raisins or sultanas. I have toyed with the idea of a Bento Box, not every day just now and then, there is a great looking book on Amazon which I have added to my Secret Post Club wish list, although I might not be able to wait. It looks like a really fun idea.
I suppose what I really need is inspiration. What do you do that really works well in your children’s pack lunch? Do you go for simple off the shelf stuff or make things yourself? If so recipes please!!
As from next Monday I’m going to be making 13 packed lunches a week! It’s time to crank up the #notadomesticgoddess mode into #tryingtobeadomesticgoddess and not burn anything…