Last week, at my son’s daycare, I was told that he is the only kid who brings healthy lunches to school. I was floored. I asked what the other kids ate and you know what I was told? Damian’s classmates eat chicken nuggets, hot dogs, mac and cheese, and pizza. Everyday. My husband and I live in a pretty affluent area so we are by far the youngest parents in the entire school. Stereotypically we would be the ones not taking care of our son’s nutritional needs to the fullest. Sure we send the occasional soynut butter and jelly sandwich with fresh berries if we are in a morning time crunch, but we try to send him with our leftovers that we know he loves.
I am amazed at how many different people read my blog around the world. Some in countries I forgot existed since doing Passport in elementary school. Does anyone remember that? Okay back on track….
This is what I packed my husband for work today.
- Edamame (I prefer to cook and salt my own and didn’t realize this was pre-cooked and salted)
- String Cheese
- Nuts (Almonds, Pecans, and Cashews) with dried cranberries and cherries, and yogurt raisins
- Quinoa with peas and chicken breast. I usually pack cooked chicken, but I keep the canned chicken breast from Costco on hand for mornings like today.