When did school lunch boxes become more than just a sandwich, a piece of fruit and maybe a packet of chips thrown in. I think back when I was at school this was called a poor kids lunch box.
Some days my son comes home from school and has only eaten his sandwich. Apparently due to time restrictions. (Play time). So for me its finding something he will like to eat and put that in. But I often get lunch box envy, when I see kids with things like a Quinoa salad or home made muffins I have tried but seem to fail at this. So are these gourmet lunch for school kids or is it a more healthy choice parents are offering kids these day.
My Prep went to school last week with a chocolate custard. It doesn’t matter if it was home made or brought from the shops. But the boy next to him told him he couldn’t eat it as it was unhealthy. That was it for my Prep he sat with his arm crossed until the teacher told him it was ok to it eat, But it’s a sometimes food. Now I’m all for healthy eating but I also understand that sometimes what ever you have is what makes it in the lunch box. 9 times out of 10 the fruit always come back at my place.
So what yummy things do you put in your kids lunch boxes?
Do you feel the pressure to make an effort with school lunches?
Are you a gourmet lunch box person?
Let’s see what come home this arvo after school.