Chicken Salad Wrap
Veggie Skewers with a Yogurt Herb Dip
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Fruit Salad with Mint
“Back to School” As a child these three words struck horror deep into my heart. I would see the signs pop up in store windows in August and a long shadow of gloom was cast over the rest of the summer.
Decades later as a mother of four I have a slightly different reaction to these signs. Dare I say there is a twinge of relief? That there is a certain comfort in purchasing a jumbo box of No 2 pencils and the obligatory two pocket folder with the cute kitten on the front.
It really gets interesting when it’s time to buy a new lunch box. Gone are the days of a PB&J sandwich, juice box and an apple. The lunch boxes now days are so complicated it’s an intelligence test just to work out how to stack all the mini boxes into the main one. It does however open up a host of culinary options.
Just as my children gear themselves up to be better than their best for the upcoming school year, every September I pledge to provide better than ever lunches. At least we all start out on the right foot.
The following are some tried and true favorites that have featured in their lunch boxes over the years, and there have been a lot of years. Not being a believer in “kid food” these recipes work beautifully for portable adult lunches too.