Now that K has started school, packing a healthy and fun lunch for her has been added to my morning routine. I try my best to prepare most things the night before, but I hate soggy sandwiches, so there are some things that just have to be pulled together in the morning.
As promised, I will try to share some of my ideas for packed lunches regularly in this space. So here’s a little peek at her lunchbox from last week.
K really loves ham and recently I discovered that Maple Leaf has come out with a Natural Selections line without the preservatives and fillers that can sometimes be associated with deli meats. So I picked up a package from our grocery store and put together a ham and cheese sandwich.
I’m sure food cut into shapes are not new to most parents. It’s an easy way to make ordinary food a little special. I used the Drommar pastry cutter set from IKEA to turn her sandwich into a little crab, heart, star and tiny square. I assume she must have liked them because she ate all the individual pieces.
I’ve also decided to reuse our burp clothes as napkins for K’s lunchbox. They are all in very good condition since both my babies were never the spitting up type. I find they are the perfect size for K’s little hands and face, and I have enough for every day use, tossing them all in the weekend laundry, ready for the next week.
So far, the transition to school has been a little rocky for K. I’m hopeful that by the end of this week it will be better. If any of you have a tried and true lunchbox idea, I invite you to share it in the comments below and I may try it out and share it back for everyone, too! I’m always searching for new food inspirations now!