Second, I'd like to share a list of lunch ideas created by a group of parents a few years ago- we know ideas for lunch boxes are always helpful (even for us teachers).
Proteins (give us energy!) Carbohydrates (fills us up!) Fruit/Veggie (help us grow!)
Hard-boiled egg Oatmeal Carrot sticks
Pepperoni Pasta Edamame
Turkey slices Saltine Crackers Celery
Ham slices Pretzels Cutie/Orange
Chicken Rice Apple slices/Applesauce
Cheese Melba toast Grapes
Tofu cubes Wheat thins Banana
Salami Bread/Toast Grape tomatoes
Hummus/Chick peas Pita Berries
Tuna Cheerios Salad
Hot Dogs Olives
Bacon strips Cucumber slices
Peanut Butter/Almond Butter
If you have additional ideas please put them in the comments! We love to hear about new foods!
This list is available in paper copy for all families as well! It can be found on top of the cubbies if you'd like one for your fridge.