So, I’m trying something new with M….less food. He’s been coming home nearly every day with only about 1/2 of his lunch eaten. Don’t worry, it doesn’t go to waste, he usually finishes it at home for an afternoon snack. I finally found out that they have snack time just one hour before lunch time. And by the time they actually get cleaned up, grab their snack bag and get back to their seats and eat their snack. it’s only about 40 minutes before they start eating lunch. Not a schedule I’m fond of, I have to say (last year he had snack time right before they left at the end of the day….that makes more sense to me).
Anyway, it turns out that he’s just not that hungry when he gets to lunch because of this. I am happy to report, however, that what he usually eats first is fruits and veggies. So, today, I’m loading him up with veggies. He told me yesterday that he LOVED the spicy hummus and he now wants to eat that with EVERYTHING. Score! I added in a Nature’s Bakery Blueberry Fig Bar and a few crackers to round it out. He’ll be getting fruit in his snack bag.
I’m also trying out these new lunch containers because they are smaller. They are Easy Lunchboxes. These will still fit in the same lunch bag he’s been using with the Planetbox, which is good. The lid is separate, though, so let’s hope it all makes it home at the end of the day. 🙂
Red Bell Pepper Strips, Carrot Sticks, Sugar Snap Peas, Late July Organic Crackers, Spicy Hummus, Nature’s Bakery Blueberry Fig Bar
Do you have to send a snack as well as lunch with your littles? What’s your favorite snack to send?