One thing I decided on, until I get my sea legs, is a lunch menu. I'm just going to make the same five meals until I get the hang of things and feel confident that he'd eat other things. I am adding things to my list of ideas (need to get a thermos!), but for now it's the same five meals over and over.
I know I've told you this before, but this Super Healthy Kids blog has been uh-mazing and so inspiring!!! OK so that said, with all of the effort that I've been putting into giving Samuel healthy lunches, how do you think I felt when he told me that they gave him cookies as a snack two days in a row followed by Cheeze-itz yesterday? Uh...a bit infuriated, kids.
So I talked to Michael, and we came up with a plan to deal with the lack of control that we have in that situation. It's annoying, but what do you do? The only time we'll have control is when we bring the snacks, so until then we just have to equip Samuel to make good decisions. So basically, if he decides to eat the snacks at school, that's fine. If he decides to eat the fruit I pack him as a snack, then he gets to continue with his 2-desserts-a-week tradition at home, which will be a much better choice than the crappy processed food that he'll get at school.
So, ya wanna see my new favorite lunch box? (My opinions only - no one ever pays me for these awesome endorsements..) It's made by Sistema, and I found it at Old Navy of all places. That's also where I've bought several stainless steel water bottles. They're great prices, and the kids love them. Anyway, this lunch box is awesome! It has separate compartments and keeps the "sandwich" area separate from the others. I just pack this in his insulated lunch box with a cool pack, and it works great.
|This lunch has grapes, a string cheese stick, and mini rice cake sandwiches with PB2.|
So what lunch box ideas do you have up your sleeve for keeping it healthy? I'm AAALLLLLLLL ears!!