Lunch Box Snacks
It’s hard to believe that packing a lunch is the easy part. A leftover to microwave. A sandwich to cut – rectangles or triangles? Peanut butter or turkey? Jam or cheese?
Many schools have rules on snacks. Some depend on allergies if the snack will be eaten in the lunchroom or the classroom. Some list “healthy snacks”, which I always find something on the list or prohibited from the the list that I object to. One example is they’ll include raisins, but exclude pretzels. Not sure the reasoning behind that. Raisins are great, and healthy, but not good for your teeth if you don’t have the opporutnity to brush them.
Here is my top ten list (not in preference orderr) for lunch box snacks!
1. Raisins or Craisins
2. Pretzels (my favorite)
3. Baby carrots or carrot sticks. Celery. Broccoli. With or without dip.
4. Granola bars (read the packaging for allergies, though. Same with pretzels. You’d be amazed how many pretzels are made on machines that also manufacture peanut snacks.)
5. Baggie of cereal. Cheerios, Kix, Lucky Charms, whatever your favorite is really.
6. String Cheese
7. Crackers and cheese or peanut butter.
8. Graham crackers with cream cheese
9. Applesauce. (This also goes well with graham crackers.)
10. Apples, oranges, bananas. Fresh fruit is always a good option.