Baby Bug starts school next week and I have been scouring the net for lunch ideas. My child is weird and doesn’t care for sandwiches on regular bread, peanut butter or mac n cheese. We avoid dyes and GMO laden foods. As you can guess meal planning is one of my least favorite past times ever. However, her school does not provide food so it is completely up to me. As I looked at all the options it dawned on me part of my problem was everything is presented in a full lunch. I need a mix and match idea list so I created one. My plan is to provide her lunch with one item from each list. My categories are Main Entree, Vegetable/Fruit and Fun Factor.
Main Entree Ideas: (I will start with the ones I know she likes but at dinner time practice the ones I think she will like before I send them to school.)
Tortellini Salad (Pasta and Peas tossed in Pesto)
Rolled Turkey with Cheese
Rice Balls (Cook short-grain rice and roll in small cooked vegetables)
Turkey, Lettuce and Tzatziki Sauce rolled into a wrap
Soba Noodle Salad
Tuna Fish on Pita
Rice with Polish Sausage or Ground Meat
Grilled Chicken Pita
Egg Salad in a wrap
Applegate’s Little Smokies
I’m most excited to try this Honey-Glazed bacon wrapped chicken strips from Paleo Cupboard.
Vegetables/Fruits: (If her main entree includes vegetables, I’ll add fruit otherwise it will be vegetables.)
Cucumber, Broccoli, Peach, Apple, Orange, Grapes, Melon, Pineapple, Green Beans, Blueberries, Strawberries, Carrots
Roasted cherry tomatoes and mozzarella tossed in vinaigrette
Small Salad with dressing (My daughter LOVES salad!)
Air Popped Popcorn
Natural Gummy Bears
What are some of your favorite lunch ideas?