Since when did kids become foodies? AKA: when did it become a federal offense to give your kid turkey and cheese or PB&J with some fresh fruit and a side of pretzels? Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for healthy, organic meals. Who isn’t? But my kiddos are creatures of habit and they like what they like. Every time I try and get fancy it backfires. Keep reading because I’m just getting started…
Take your bento boxes and stick it.
My kids are everything to me but that doesn’t mean my life revolves around them.
Here’s how we roll in my house for school lunches: no-nitrite/nitrate turkey slices and lower-fat cheese, baked snap peas and fruit. To mix it up we might toss in a hydrogenated oil-free peanut butter and organic strawberry jam on whole wheat bread without the crusts. And that’s it. The kids love it. It’s efficient, affordable, and I don’t have to set aside yet more time cultivating a two-and-half-year old hipster when I should be focused on moi! And a happy moi means happy kids.
Meaning my kids don’t feel any less loved, left out or less full.
If you disagree and you’re willing to admit to being a bento box, lunch-art loving parent, then bring it on and tell me what’s up.
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