We all strive to get our kids to eat fresh healthy lunches. Unfortunately it’s not always easy. I’ve got three little ones and each has their unique likes and dislikes. I try to be creative and mix up the offerings so the kids don’t get bored. It’s tricky getting them to eat what you pack them.
Today when my 4-year-old asked what I packed for her lunch I told her “I made you a kitty sandwich!” She laughed and smirked “you are joking with me”. Today when she opens her lunch box won’t she be surprised there is actually a kitty sandwich in there.
The little spork I packed is from the “Take & Toss” by First Years. The cost is $2.89 for 16 pieces of silverware so I don’t feel bad when one gets thrown away. They also fit great in the lunch box! Speaking of supplies you can fid links to all the items I used to pack this lunch at the bottom of the post. I find the Easy Lunch Box containers fit great in Wildkin Lunchboxes and pretty much any rectangle standard soft sized lunch box. I even put them in my Planet Box lunch totes sometimes.
I try to purchase organic, non-gmo products if available. I’m not always able to find organic everything so some special treats like the freeze dried strawberries and Yogurt Star cookies I allow in moderation.
This is what I packed today:
- nitrate free ham and organic provolone cheese sandwich on Rudi’s Organic Whole Wheat Bread
- Organic shredded carrots and cucumbers
- Organic raisins and freeze dried strawberries (Trade Joe’s brand)
- Trader Joe’s Yogurt Star Cookies (not organic)
- Horizon Organic Yogurt sweetened with a little honey
Supplies used to pack this lunch: