The Dreaded Lunch Making... Made Fun, Healthy & Easy #LMDConnector
I had been thinking about the lunch making 'ordeal' all summer. Grade 1 means all day school. Grade 1 means two snacks and 1 lunch. I not only wondered how I would fit it all into Beebo's backpack, but how she would know what to eat and when? If I could have sent her with a peanut butter and jam sandwich every day, Beebo would have been pleased as punch! Alas, the school is nut-free and I had to find a fun way to get Beebo to eat her food. I also wanted it to be as litterless as possible.
I chose to purchase a GOODBYN Bynto for our lunch kit and I found some silicone baking cups at the Dollarama™ to use for organization in it. We also decided on a stainless steel drinking cup by Thermos™ for cold water to drink throughout the day.
The big question?
What food items would be used in our lunch creations!
With this type of lunch kit, you are not limited to the dreaded sandwich. It is easy to get all the food groups in, while using regular items that you would normally purchase. I even bought a little inside container with lid for sending yogurt or dressing to dip fruits and veggies in.
- Thin bagels with cream cheese
- Sandwiches with ham and cheese, cream cheese, or sun butter and jam!
- Slices of ham, chicken breast, or salami rolled
- Turkey Pepperoni Sticks
- Hard boiled Egg
- Cheese String (preferred... I dislike how cheese goes slimy!)
- Muffins (Pictured: Sweet Potato Bran Muffins from The Fit Housewife)
- Fruits and Veggies: Carrot or Celery sticks, Cherry Tomatoes, Snap Pea Pods, Broccoli florets, Cauliflower, Sliced Peach, Cut Grapes, Strawberries, Raspberries
- Small Yogurt Drink
- Mixed container of GoldFish™ crackers, Raisins, Dried Cranberries and Cheerios™
- Fruit leathers
I decided to experiment with mini quiches as my daughter loves Eggs! I wasn't sure how it would go, but she loved the addition. I used the 'Easy Cheese & Bacon Quiche' recipe from the Life Made Delicious site, changing out the Bisquick crust for pre-made frozen mini tart crusts from the grocer.
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Leave me a comment with your healthy lunch ideas! I'd love to add them to my collection-- I have lots of years making lunches to come!