So here I am… late… as usual. Obviously you will notice a lack of actual lunch in this photo. But this is what I compiled my children’s lunches from. All of it relatively healthy. The Hillshire Farms deli selects are something I found when I started Weight Watchers a few years ago and needed to find a lower “points” sandwich. Five slices of either ham, smoked turkey or roasted turkey are a portion for only 60 calories total.
So normally lunches for my kids include a main dish (sandwiches this week; and always on whole wheat bread), a dairy item Yogurt and/or cheese cubes, a snack (pretzels this week) and a drink. note: I only give my 8 & 5 yr olds half sandwiches. The reason is a whole sandwich is too much in a school lunch hour (which isn’t an hour) and it’s too much for their little tummies).
I always have them bring a water bottle to school, but in their lunches I try to send milk. Ahh the great flavored milk debate… So here’s my opinion. I don’t mind chocolate milk – ONCE IN A WHILE. Everyday doesn’t cut it with me. So my kids suffer through only getting chocolate milk a few times a week. Strawberry milk looks too toxic for me, soooo… no.
One of these Dove dark chocolates is what went into lunches a few times this week.
I shall endeavor to expand my healthy repertoire! To do this I will head to my favorite blogs! The best places to start are http://www.notesfromthecookiejar.com/ and http://www.jamieoliver.com/campaigns/jamies-food-revolution/petition. For my 5 year old, I think I’m going to try some ideas from http://lunchinabox.net/
If you need more ideas check out my blogroll.