I have lunch box envy.
I suspect I am doomed to relapse into this disease each year around this time. When school goes back and my thoughts are once again punctuated by the ever more difficult question …
“What on earth and I going to put in the girl’s lunch boxes?”
If only they would eat sandwiches!?
What 7 year old doesn’t eat sandwiches?? Mine.
My life would be so much easier if I could just send them with a sandwich or two.
But it aint gonna happen people. They have been ‘off sandwiches’ for the better part of four years so I can’t imagine that is going to change any time soon. So I just need to suck it up, build a bridge and get on with it.
So what do put in their lunch boxes then?
Before they started school last year I made this optimistic list of food ideas. I did have some success with these ideas, pizza rolls have been a big hit and tuna wraps were top of the list for a while. But other items on that list were a complete flop. Biscuits and dip are just too messy and time consuming for my girls to manage and other things that we had in high rotation they got sick off and now don’t eat.
So here I am, back again, looking for some lunch box ideas.
What do you make for your kids school lunches?
What do you send that is always eaten?
What alternatives to sandwiches can you come up with?
What lunch containers work really well for you?
What are you favourite blogs for lunch box inspiration?
(Image by psyberartist via flickr)