If there’s any mom out there who enjoys making lunches, I’d like to meet her.
And then I won’t believe her.
Here’s how lunch making has gone down at our house in the past:
- Bleary eyed after working too late, I head to the kitchen to spend 20 minutes preparing 4 lunches before bed.
- I have the best intentions of packing healthy food that my kids might eat, only to come up with …nothing.
- The next day my kids take one look at the lunches I managed to pack and either trade them or trash them.
- I open the boxes again that night to find mashed fruit, barely nibbled sandwiches and empty chips packages scored from trading.
It’s Elul, folks, and I’m doing lunch box teshuva. Here’s my plan:
1. I bought bento boxes. If you don’t know what these are, you must find out. You can make one yourself out of tupperware or buy a big fancy one. I found ours at World Market for about $5.
2. I bought silicon baking cups to store goodies inside the bento boxes. Six for $2.49–I can handle that.
4. If all goes well, my kids will actually eat the foods that they normally like at home from their lunch boxes.
Below is Day One lunches. Wish us luck. And, I’ll keep you posted.
And for more bento box ideas, check this out: http://www.parenting.com/gallery/bento-lunch-boxes?pnid=114068