As life gets busier and busier with my boys growing up, me being back to school, and my husband working weekends, I've decided to take a load of pressure off myself. And I suggest you do the same. As you scroll through Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, don't be wowed by cute bento style lunches, sandwiches in adorable shapes, and out of season fruit. Instead, keep it simple.
My goals for the 2016/17 school lunches are: They eat it, it's super simple, and it is mostly healthy. I'll make up the deficits at breakfast and supper. We eat supper as a family, we try new breakfasts and recipes all the time. I'm done with feeling pressured to have lots of variety and cute containers of things.
If they eat the same thing all week, or all year, so what?
So I recommend sandwiches, the occasional thermos of something, fruit or veg, and a cookie or muffin. All year long. If your kids don't like it, they can make their own lunches, right?
"Mushed tofu" (Tofu "Egg" salad)
Wow butter or seed butter, and jam
Bread, crackers, or they just got into lettuce wraps
Pasta with nutritional yeast and dill
Carrots and apples (except for the fall, when there are more choices)
Cookies, energy balls, or a muffin
Water to drink
And that will be it. If this isn't what you're looking for, check out my other earlier, more inspired posts! The only cute stuff I'm going to bother with are my boys!