I really strive to feed my daughter the best, healthiest ingredients. Time is scarce now-a-days and food preparation is slowly becoming non-existent. Between work, school, and the regular day-to-day, I find myself falling into these meal ruts. I’m almost sure that day care is going to call child services on us if we show up with macaroni and cheese another day. Lately my Daughter’s regular school lunch has been the following:
I’m not even eating this food and I’m sick of it. I originally started making macaroni and cheese for her when she transitioned from the Infant Room to the Young Toddler room. She was struggling to transition and expressed it by not eating at lunch time so I did my best to pack appealing foods to try and get SOMETHING in her belly. It just became so easy. So I kept doing it…and doing it…
I feel like I’m letting her down by not expressing my creativity with her lunches and packing something that is more nutritious and dynamic. More dynamic than switching from peace, pasta, and Parmesan to Bernie’s farm mac n’ cheese shapes. Keep in mind, she is in day care- so no nuts or peanut butter. I hesitate to give her raw veggies in case her teachers aren't standing directly in her face reminding her to "chew-chew". And no popcorn- I have a fear of kernels getting stuck in her teeth and causing major dental issues (just me?!). I've been doing some research to try and switch things up and here is what I found:
There are many more options than the above mentioned ideas. Such a simple thing, just by googling healthy lunches and browsing on pinterest can snap you out of your rut and spark your creative food planning again. As always- whatever is the healthiest, most convenient, easiest option- sign me up!
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What do you like to pack in your kids' lunches? Let me know in the comments below!
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