Moms Talk: Brown Bagging it
What do you pack in your child's lunch box?
It is hard to believe the school year is here, and I am packing lunches once again. One of my favorite things about summer is not having to worry about "packing lunch" for 12 weeks.
On occasion my kids buy the hot lunch, but more often than not, I find myself making packed lunches. Both my kids have very different tastes when it comes to lunch. I have one child who could live on PBJ, while my other child is not a big fan of bread. I always tell my children that I am not a “short-order cook,” but I find myself catering to my children’s individual tastes when packing lunch. With the school year underway, I thought we all could benefit from some suggestions to spice up our children’s lunch boxes.
What are some tried and true lunch items?
What sort of containers do you use?
Are you more considered with healthy lunches or just ensuring you pack something your kids will eat?
What sort of beverages?
How many items do you pack in the lunch (Do you cover all the food groups?)
Does your child buy the hot lunch? How often?
Any suggestions for lunches that don’t require bread?
Does your child pack his/her own lunch? At what age can children pack their own lunches?