I was packing a lunch for my son this morning and I flashed back to the night before when I was in the store getting the last of his school supplies. I was peeking into other people’s shopping carts and scoping out what they were buying and wondering if what they were purchasing would wind up in a child’s lunch boxes. Then I wondered what influenced those particular selections. Then I started to think of other possible alternatives for my son. Here are the three questions I ask myself as I plan my son’s lunches:
- Will it “go bad” before lunchtime?
- Is it healthy?
- Is he going to like it?
I usually pack things like celery sticks, nut butters, grapes, and things like that. I steer clear of processed foods. Although my son has never complained, I would like to switch it up a bit. Any suggestions?