Ok, I'm just going to come right out and say it: I will NEVER be that mom who makes those cutie little lunches that take way too many manpower hours to create. My child will NOT have a sandwich that looks like an owl. I work full time and simply do not have the time (or interest) in doing so. I know, I know...I will never win "Mom of the Year".
However, I am noticing that I seem to be making the same turkey-cheddar-tortilla rollup for my elementary son's lunch almost daily. In fact, twice this week I put the meat/cheese on regular bread and he brought it home uneaten. What the...??? I believe I need to think outside the box a bit.
So, last night I began perusing Food.com and Pinterest for REALISTIC ideas for adding some variety to school lunches. (Read this as: variety, not works of art. No bento, no fancy-pantsy stuff). Just some easy, make ahead items to mix it up. If you'd like to see what I've collected thus far on my Pinterest wall, click here.
"Kid Sushi" from Food.com. It took me less than 3 minutes (score!) and I can make and freeze these ahead of time (double score!). He thought it was cool I offered him 'sushi'.
If you have some ideas to offer, I'd love to hear about them!