School starts back this week, and both kids will be taking their lunch. Michael and I try to brown-bag it as much as possible as well, so I’m always on the lookout for interesting lunches that will appeal to a 10-year-old picky eater, a 17-year-old who’s always on the run, and two adults, one of whom has no interest in anything green. I’m the only one who has access to a fridge and microwave, so these all need to be truly brown-bag lunches. I’m going to try to post a new idea each week, but I’d love suggestions if anyone wants to share!
This week’s lunch is a tasty sandwich that starts with whole-grain honey wheat bread. Pile on some deli turkey (more for the 17-year-old burning lots of calories at marching band practice) and add sliced cheddar, a couple of slices of bacon, and some peeled, sliced apple. These slices were kind of thick and chunky, but I found my Pampered Chef peeler/corer/slicer in the back of a cabinet, so the next ones will look nicer. This is a pretty well-balanced lunch all be itself, but some raw veggies and dip or some yogurt with fresh fruit would be a nice addition, too.