Today's challenge in the 31 Days of Teaching Good Eaters Challenge, is to pack a fun lunch (even if it's going to be eaten at home.) Either pack it today, or plan it for tomorrow or some day in the next week. Then, if you have a blog, be sure to share it at What's for LunchWedensday.
My daughter started first grade this year which meant that she would be eating lunch at school every day. I quickly fell into a quite a rut when it came to lunches and she kept telling me that I wasn't packing her enough.
In reality, I was packing her more than enough food, but compared to her friends who had Lunchables, or several bags of "fun snacks," a sandwich, fruit, and carrot sticks just wasn't cutting it.
Then I discovered What's for Lunch Wednesday, and the world of packed lunches completely opened up to me! I must admit that I don't pack a fun lunch every day. But I do try to do it, at least, every Wednesday. I've found that it's fun, it helps me to think outside the box, and my daughter LOVES her lunches (and loves to show them off!)
Bottom Level: Turkey Cheese and Avacado "Sushi" on Umbrella Picks (I found these at the Dollar Tree and my daughter was begging to play with them- I'm sure she'll be excited!)
Top Level: blueberries, strawberries, Kashi Heart to Heart Cereal (since we no longer have cereal for breakfast, it can make a great "snack") and a few spicy nuts as a treat!
Here are a few of my favorites: