Like every parent, I want my kid to have a well balanced diet. Packing my kid's lunch seems to pose more challenges than the other meals of the day, but I've found a few good stand-by's that are well received. (I know they are 'cause I often taste test them at the breakfast table)
- Leftovers are often the best. You name it; broccoli (with a sprinkling of Parmesan & olive oil), yams, sauteed zucchini.
- Then there are the frozen options, which are super easy. Just bring a cup of salted water to boil, toss in 1/4 cup of peas, or carrots, or veggie medley, drain and pack up.
- Raw options - carrot or celery sticks. Ants on a log anyone?
- The one fresh option I go to the most is broccoli. Just as with the frozen options, boil some salted water, chop the broccoli into little-finger sized pieces, boil just until tender (usually the time it takes to make a PB&J) and drain.
There is a chance that your kiddo won't eat what you've sent, or trade it for something you would never serve them, but at least they will have the option.