We pack lunches for our kids to take to school each day. Here’s a look at the lunches I packed last week:
School Lunches I Packed August 21-25, 2023
1. Monday: Beanie Weanies
This was so easy as I opened a can of baked beans, cut leftover hotdogs, and put it all into a pan with a squirt of ketchup. I heated it to bubbly, then put it into the kids’ thermoses.
2. Tuesday: Cheese and Crackers
I had hoped this would be a cheater lunch, but when I gave the kids a choice of one of these ready-made Cheese and Cracker Packs from Costco, Kiya told me that she didn’t like either of them. I decided not to fight it, even though I knew she could have toughed it out and I put Brayden’s packet choice into his bag and created one for Kiya with our cheese and crackers. I added a baggie of pepperoni to Brayden’s and a rolled up piece of ham in Kiya’s. Then cucumbers for Brayden and pickles for Kiya and a peach cup for both!
3. Wednesday: Meat and Spinach Roll-Up
I slathered two tortillas with mayo, then added cheese, turkey, and spinach to Brayden’s and ham and spinach to Kiya’s. I scooped watermelon chunks into containers and packed it all with a fork.
Ah, and a napkin. The mayo got messy when I rolled up the tortillas so I knew the kids would get extra messy when they ate these. :)
4. Thursday: Chicken Salad and Crackers
I had made chicken salad for a different meal so I put leftover salad into containers for the kids for their lunch. Plus I put crackers into a different container for them to eat with their chicken salad. (If I put crackers into a baggie, they get crushed in their lunch bags.) I packed cucumbers for Brayden, pickles for Kiya, and an applesauce squeezie for both.
5. Fun Friday: Sandwich, Chips, and a Treat
This is the day I pack a sandwich, chips, and a little something sweet for the kids. Today’s sandwiches were PB&J, fritos were the only chips I had on the shelf, and the mini wafer cookies I’d picked up at Costco. I thought the fruit strip would be an extra special treat, but Brayden “didn’t like his but choked it down.” Ha. Alrighty then.