It’s getting to be that time of year. If you live in some areas of the South, it’s already that time of year: back-to-school time! That means moms everywhere are back to packing lunchboxes for their kids.
I’ll only be packing lunches for two kids this year, since my oldest is off to college. His lunch was the easiest, though: every day, turkey and bacon on a roll with a little mayo, a can of Dr. Pepper, some cookies, grapes and pretzels. The other two are not so easy to please.
If you’ve got picky eaters to start with and you find that your kids’ lunches are scrutinized by teachers and lunchroom staff (as I’ve discovered), Annabel Karmel’s cookbook will be a big help. Lunch Boxes and Snacks contains over 120 healthy recipes for sandwiches, soups, salads and treats.
You’ll find tips on food safety and packing a lunch that stays fresh even after spending the morning in a backpack or locker, as well as recipes you can make ahead and even recipes your child can help you cook! There are even ideas for transforming last night’s leftovers into today’s delicious lunch.
I’ll be back Monday with a fresh Basket of Bargains.