The end of the school year is close, I can nearly see it. The boys keep asking when school is finishing, when we are going to Spain (in August), when is their birthday. They are tired. They are looking forward to the summer holidays, the freedom, the heat (hopefully), the late evenings and sleep ins. And so do I.
At this point in the year, they are also tired of the same school lunches so I am trying to freshen it up a little bit.
This lunch is all about kids building the sandwich themselves. It is just a bit of fun as it can be eaten as a sandwich all together, they can eat the little bits separate or combine them as they want, but it always gets eaten in its entirety.
If you don’t have a lunch box with loads of different compartments and you don’t feel like buying one at this stage of the year, silicone cupcakes cases are ideal to keep all the different ingredients separate, they are easy to wash and reusable.
Today I used bacon, rocket, tomatoes, cheese and crackers, but I want to share with you some other suggestions for this DIY LUNCH that work very well in our house.
Bread : crackers, savory rice cakes, brown bread, mini bagels, small roll, panini…
Vegetables : rocket, spinach leaves, cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, lettuce, spring onion
Meat : cooked bacon, sausages, ham, turkey, pastrami, salami, smoked salmon, tuna, roasted chicken
Other : cheese, hummus, mayo, cream cheese, gherkins, relish, mayo mustard.
In our house, getting the my kids involved in the planning and making of their lunch works a treat – not only do they eat it better, but it is also lovely to see how much they grow feeling responsible and part of the decision-making process, it is very special.
What is your kids’ favorite lunch? Go on, share!