Several readers have asked what I put in Haley’s lunch box. It never occurred to me to share that information – it’s so top secret and all! Ha. No. It’s just not that exciting. As much as I’d love to do these type of creative things, I value my sleep more.
But I do try to make it different and fun. Keep in mind, Haley is my star eater. Trevor’s lunches next year will probably consist of waffle pieces, maple syrup, and strawberries.
Cream cheese, alfalfa sprouts, and ham slices wrapped up in a tortilla. With a side of baby carrots. I also do a BLT version with sprouts, bacon, and mayo. I kind of want that for myself right now.
Sunflower butter and jelly sandwich served with grapes. The heart shape is purely optional, obviously, but I have lots of cookie cutters not getting much use, so why not make it fun?
Simple Sesame Noodles with sugar snap peas. I make the noodles the night before, so it’s easy-peasy in the morning. (Recipe here.)
Salami and cut up mozzarella pieces with cherry tomatoes. This is probably her favorite. I’m tellin’ ya – give a 6YO toothpicks and I swear, she/he will eat anything.
Each lunch comes fully equipped with a juice box, some type of cracker pack, fruit pack, and something chocolaty. Kit-Kats are most requested.
And what would a lunch be without a love note?…I wish my lunches came with a love note. I make it short and simple, always incorporating her sight words so she can read them.
That’s it so far. I figure rotating these will hold me for a few more weeks at which point I’m sure I will get the eye roll accompanied by, “this? Again?!” 6YO’s have it so rough.