RE: Lunch Ideas for Mother's Day Out
I have to send my DD's lunch to preschool. As an added complication, her meal has to be vegetarian and nut-free.
I usually pack her a sandwich, a fruit, a veggie, sometimes a dairy side as opposed to a fruit and a veggie, and a "cookie". I like to give her a variety of things in case something I send doesn't strike her fancy that day.
Some of her favorite sandwiches are cream cheese, hummos and soynut butter. These "sticky" insides make the sandwich easier to eat than the more traditional meat/lettuce/cheese type sandwich. I send her sandwich on either whole wheat bread or pita bread. I also sometimes send mac&cheese or other pasta as her entree.
For fruits/veggies I usually send: banana, grapes cut in half, sliced strawberries, raspberries, green beans, carrots, peas or broccoli. The veggie is often a dinner leftover from the night before. Occasionally I give her raisins.
For the dairy side, I usually include a mozzarella cheese stick or a small yogurt.
The cookie is usually a Fig Netwon type thing or a couple small pieces of graham cracker.
Beth, mom to older DD (8/01) and younger DD (10/06) and always missing Leah (4/22 - 5/1/05)