- Whole wheat mini bagel with cream cheese
- 2 Hard-boiled eggs
- Fresh pineapple
- Red pepper strips
- Snack: granola bar
What Came Home?
I've been making lunch for the 7-year-old less and less. This seems to always happen toward the end of the school year. There's more activities, field trips, parties, etc. I tend not to worry about it. I send him to school with a good breakfast in his belly and I cook dinner most nights. He eats well overall and I think letting him make his own choices at school is a necessary part of growing up.
That being said, we kick off each school week by making his lunch together on Sunday nights. His go-to protein source is hard boiled eggs, which is GREAT -- IF I could get him to consistently eat the yolks. He asked for the bagel, which I thought would be a good companion to the egg. Then we, of course, followed my one vegetable/one fruit rule for the rest.
Honestly, I have so many darn ideas but it comes down to balancing his likes and my wants. I guess that's a huge part of parenting in general, huh?