Healthy lunch idea: My girls love their lunch cubes. These are seriously the best $5 we have spent on lunch gear. (OK, we actually spent $20 on them — we have four, and I’ve been known to unpack mine at work.) I like how formulaic these cubes force me to be.
- Protein: tortilla or bread with meat and cheese
- Vegetable: carrots, bell pepper, cucumber sticks
- Carb: sliced apple
Fancy day (improvised tonight by Mr. H. — I take no credit except having married well):
- Protein: meat and cheese “rolls”
- Vegetable: carrots, bell pepper, ground cherries
- Carb: sliced peach
Sometimes we throw in pretzels, applesauce, or a milk box, but more or less this is what my kids want for lunch every day. They are super easy to pack, too. Once they are filled up, I know my kids will be filled up too.