Friday, August 17, 2012
We are still waiting to hear what restrictions our new school might place on nuts in lunches. However, I'm pretty confident that peanut butter will not be allowed. If we are lucky almond or sunflower butter will be okay. It would be a big help to be able to pack almond butter and banana or jam sandwiches from time to time. They are full of protein, and it's something I know she'll eat. Still, there is a decent chance that no nuts or seeds will be allowed at all (it all depends on the allergies of current students). Therefore, I've been asking anyone and everyone for alternatives to spread on the bread. Here are a few of my favorite suggestions:
Bread (always whole wheat) + cream cheese (low-fat spread on both pieces of bread) + nearly any fruit or veggie your kid will eat
Bread + hummus + cheese + bell pepper + olives (optional)
Bread + pesto + cheese + tomato (separate container?)
Bread + eggs salad (keeping things very cold)
Bread + butter + veggie deli slices + pickle + tomato
Given that she only goes to school two days per week, we should be in decent shape. Nevertheless, any other great ideas would be much appreciated. I don't want to be one of those moms who resorts to the same tired menu every single day of the week!