(Caprese kabobs via Skinny Taste)
(Food as art via Bento Lunch)
The D offices are closed today for a little holiday, so I’m working from the comfort of my home…which also means that I can squeeze in lunch dates at school with both girlies. (Or, in the case of my youngest, brunch, as her class eats at, wait for it…10:25, but I digress.)
The whole school lunch thing is a bit of a conundrum for me. I want to make creative, delicious, fun lunches for the girls, but somehow I can’t seem to break out of my peanut butter on whole wheat/yogurt/fruit rut. So most days (bored of the aforementioned trio), the girls beg to buy their lunch at school. And while school lunch has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years (our menu features things like steamed squash and fresh fruit), it’s still lacking.
So I’ve been doing a little research in an attempt to suss out new lunch ideas. There are some good ideas out there. Standouts include the bento box goodness discovered by D’s online food editor Carol Shih and the parade of cute + tasty skewers from Skinny Taste that our awesome D Moms managing editor Allison Hatfield sent my way… I mean what kiddo doesn’t like food on a stick? And heart-shaped cherry tomatoes? Yes, please.
I’m working these bad boys into our weekly rotation stat. I’ll let you know how it goes.