I've gone two weeks of my son being in first grade without a single tardy and with armed with healthy homemade lunches. This is huge for me. I'm leaps and bounds over last year.
One thing that really have helped me on the lunch front? Freezing stuff. No words on how easy it is to grab some frozen peppers or broccoli or whatever, add it to the lunch box, and have it thaw nice and crisp in time for lunch. Plus so much less waste. Also, freezing greek yogurt in fun molds has totally stepped up the lunch ante for Narls.
Last week I shared our first week of homemade lunches, and now here is this week's.
dried apples & mangos, green grapes, granola bar, veggie tortilla pizza, strawberry greek yogurt
red pepper, turkey dog & mozz/cheddar cheese kabobs, pretzels, cantaloupe
a homemade whole wheat waffle with pure maple syrup, watermelon chunks, and vanilla animal cookies
frozen yogurt lightning bolts, turkey & cheese sandwich on whole wheat, broccoli & dip, cutie orange slices, and honey cheerios
nacho day (after my boy was devastated to miss his school's hot lunch nacho day): multigrain tortilla chips with queso cheese dip and organic salsa, chocolate rice crisps, and strawberries.
Here are the recipe cards. Download the image to get the full size suitable for printing.