If you are a parent and you pack a lunch for your children to take to school every day, chances are it’s not your favorite job. It can be easy to fall into a rut of serving the same few things in your child’s lunch box. Lisa Leake of 100 days of Real Food recently posted pictures of 20 different school lunches she packed for her children. Check it out here and see if you can find some new ideas.
For the last few years, I’ve been putting a squeezable yogurt in my children’s lunches every day. When we did our 10 days of real food challenge, I had to give up this habit because of the added sugar. Even though I always chose organic yogurt, I came to realize just how much sugar was added in order to make it taste good to my children’s spoiled palates. For the last month, I’ve been putting other things in their lunches in place of the yogurt.
Now I’m excitedly awaiting the delivery of this product from Amazon, which will allow me to make homemade smoothies for my children and send them to school as part of their lunches. I think they’ll enjoy homemade squeezable yogurt if I can find some good recipes for smoothies. Suggestions are welcome – please post your ideas in the comments below!