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Easy School Lunches

By Mei Yee

Usually, my children eat the school lunches, but occasionally they want to pack their own. Some easy items they have packed that do not need heating are;

Sandwiches; the classical sandwich. Whether meat and cheese or peanut butter and jelly. This is something quick and easy that they can help you with! For a twist on this, you can use a tortilla and make a wrap. Or roll it with the bread and slice it up to make a sandwich swirl.

Fruit; honestly, I usually buy the fruit cups already prepacked, but sometimes they want more variety. I don’t blame them! The favorite for my children are strawberries, grapes, and blueberries. I make these into kebabs because I think why not.

Vegetables; They would prefer I didn’t add these, but there are a few vegetables they will eat—mainly carrots and broccoli. So I do throw in a little bit of vegetable dip for them.

Drink; they get to pick from a juice box or water. If they choose water, I do have those flavor packets that they can choose to add if they want to.

Extra treat; Sometimes they get something like a pack of gummies, and other times I throw in like a rice Krispie treat or a cookie.

Honestly, there is no need to go all out for their lunch, and I say that not to be mean, but you usually also go all out for their dinner. Simple and quick lunches will also help take some stress off of yourself.

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