After posting about the 'confessions' of a homeschool mom, a friend of mine couldn't get the idea out of her head about hiring a lunch lady. Seems she is as sick of fixing lunches as I am. I think she prefers that her Lunch Lady do clean up duty as well, but I digress...
I actually don't mind fixing the lunch. I HATE planning the lunch. My kids rarely eat sandwiches,so finding quick healthy meals is a bit of a challenge.
I decided to post some ideas of the 'different' lunch ideas that we have, in hopes that you will comment with some of your ideas. We can be like the Lunch Lady Village. No hair nets required.
Some of my lunch ideas are:
Stuffed Baked Potatoes (filled with chopped ham, chopped broccoli, chopped spinach, cheese, bacon bits. Or what ever veggie and meat your kids like.)
Pasta Alfredo with Chicken and veggies. (I use the Knorr Pasta Sides and the Tyson pre-grilled chicken, then add Steamfresh veggies like the zucchini, carrot and cauliflower blend.)
Subway day. Okay-this *is* a sandwich, but I buy sub rolls and lay out all the cold cuts and cheeses, shredded lettuce, and different sauces like BBQ, honey mustard, Italian dressing, and let them build their own.
Wraps. Cook breaded chicken tenders, wrap in a flour tortilla with fresh spinach, cheese, choice of dressing.
Okay-your turn! Share your lunch ideas in the comments section! I can't wait to see what you all come up with...