Catherine McCord is the founder of the popular website Weelicious.com, a 2010 Babble Blog of the Year. She attended the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, has worked in several high-end restaurants, and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, and The Doctors, and in People, Parents, Lucky, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. A former model and television host, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
One of the most fun parts about being a mom is making school lunches. It can also be one of the most frustrating. One day you feel inspired and creative, making meals you can’t wait for your kid to find his lunch box; the next day you’re banging your head against the wall because you feel like a failure for preparing the same boring thing day after day.
One of the things I find kids love most about the surprise of opening their lunch box isn’t just how the food will taste, but also how pleasing it is to their eye. Just making everything look good can have a big effect your kid’s excitement level. I always try and pay attention to how Kenya’s lunch will look to him the first time he sees it. Here I have 12 beautiful school lunch sandwiches to help you find some lunch time inspiration!
Chloe's Olive Tomato Sandwich
Chloe personally selected the ingredients to make this sandwich using lettuce, gorgeous Cherokee tomatoes, thick slices of cheddar cheese, and of course her favorite, black olives. When it was complete it seemed almost impossible that she would be able to put back this entire sandwich, but never underestimate the zeal of a four year old. Chloe ate every last bite and even asked me for more!
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