School Lunch

Ok, it's that the time of year again. Let's just all say it together and get it out of the way- 'back to school.' Ahhh, I'm never ready for summer to end, and while the kids thoroughly enjoyed their summer, I think they were ready for their routine and friends. So here we are on day 2, and I'm trying to document their lunches, hoping it'll provide me a little inspiration when we're in the throes of winter and packing lunch is not a source of excitement. 

I have to admit, though, photographing food in a stainless lunch box, in poor light, is not something I'm good at. But the food depicted in the images is delish. 

homemade fruit gummies (kind of like jello squares) and grapes; homemade granola bar; snap peas, crackers, salami and homemade hummus. I was on a role Sunday, preparing for our first week back, but it's always amazing how easy it is to prepare this stuff for the week ahead, and saves money and time during the week.    

homemade fruit gummies (kind of like jello squares) and grapes; homemade granola bar; snap peas, crackers, salami and homemade hummus. I was on a role Sunday, preparing for our first week back, but it's always amazing how easy it is to prepare this stuff for the week ahead, and saves money and time during the week.  

 

More gummies and grapes and homemade granola bars (see, you've got healthy snacks for the week!); carrot sticks and snap peas (and hummus, but it's not pictured); and leftover sriracha salmon and jasmine rice (mix sriracha and mayo to desired spice and spread over salmon, so easy!). The kids enjoy a lot of leftovers throughout the year, I'm happy they haven't complained about it yet! 

More gummies and grapes and homemade granola bars (see, you've got healthy snacks for the week!); carrot sticks and snap peas (and hummus, but it's not pictured); and leftover sriracha salmon and jasmine rice (mix sriracha and mayo to desired spice and spread over salmon, so easy!). The kids enjoy a lot of leftovers throughout the year, I'm happy they haven't complained about it yet! 

So there you have it, our first two days back at school lunches. I'm hoping to gather a variety of images as the year progresses; the PlanetBox does make the packing much easier and the kids eat a lot more, rather than just one bag of crackers!  

I hope your settling back into your routines well- here's to a happy school year!