I try to offer choices when packing Noah's lunch. This is what we landed on today. He is really excited about his lunch because it's packed with food he enjoys. I'm excited about his lunch because he's getting a lot nutrition.
Today's lunch is: tuna salad (tuna - low sodium, a little mayo, a little mustard, pees, shredded cheese, and a little dill relish - not sweet relish which usually contains high fructose corn syrup), edamame, whole grain crackers, banana, apples, and almond butter.
Oops! I had the almond butter hiding. There it is. We are big fans of almond butter with apples. Noah's lunch is very mix 'n match today. He will probably put the tuna on his crackers but the crackers would also be great with almond butter and sliced banana too.
What did I forget? Yep, you guessed it. A treat. I'll stick this in the inside pocket of his lunch box.
A cute Noah story from last night:
We were driving past a fast food place and Noah said, "I can't believe that I used to like to eat there. It's so gross. I think the flavor just attracts people. So people eat there because they like the flavor. But if you eat there you get so sick. But the flavor keeps attracting people so they just keep going more and more and more. I'm so glad I don't like that anymore."
Poor Noah's tummy really doesn't handle junky food well. Like every 8-year-old, eating junk sounds like fun but he just gets so sick to his stomach. It's nice that he's becoming more self-aware of that and has lost his interest in eating that poorly.
What are the lunch box favorites at your house?
I hope the time factor isn't deterring you from packing lunches. As you can see by my posts, Noah's lunches are usually thrown together in less than five minutes.