Three down, two to go!
Yes, that’s right: We still have a couple more lunches to make before the weekend kicks off. By the middle of the week, I’m sure we’re all getting tired of packing meals, but we’re in this together, right?
Besides, I promise this lunch won’t take more than 10 minutes to whip up, and you can put it all together the night before. I love sleeping in — even for a teensy bit. Those extra winks can make all the difference between Nice Mommy and Mommy Dearest.
Thursday’s Lunch: Roast Beef Roll-Ups and Mixed Berries.
First, grab a few slices of your favorite deli meat. (Make and slice your own roast beef, or buy your favorite brand at the store. I like the stuff from Applegate Farms.)
Thinly slice some crunchy vegetables (e.g. bell peppers, cucumbers, carrots).
Use a slice of meat as the wrapper and wind it around some veggies. Knot a sprig of chive around each bundle, and eveything’ll stay put.
Don’t sweat it if your kiddos aren’t keen on the specific meat and veggie combo I’ve suggested. Just come up with a combination that appeals to their palate. Experiment with turkey slices around avocado, chicken around apple sticks — the possibilities are endless.
Add a LunchBots Dips filled with Dijon mustard — or guacamole, mango salsa (recipe in my iPad app!), or flavored Paleo mayo — so your kids can dunk their roll-ups for extra flavor.
For a sweet ending to lunch, pack ‘em a mixed berry medley.
Heed my advice and prepare everything the night before — and not just for the sake of the extra shut-eye. The stainless steel LunchBots Clicks will be cold when you take them out of the fridge, and if you stick them in an insulated lunch bag with an ice pack, they’ll stay chilly until your kids pop open their lunchboxes. LunchBots Clicks are completely leak-proof, so you don’t have to worry about berry juices soaking into the kids’
math homework Pokemon cards. Plus, the containers are super light and easy to open and close — even for my 4-year-old.
Also: Did you know that LunchBots Clicks can be tossed into the dishwasher? I’m a lazy lady, so this may be my favorite feature of all.
Okay, gang: Only one more lunch to go before you’re free for the weekend. And then it starts all over again, for weeks and weeks and weeks… But you’re up to the challenge, right? Right?
(For those of you new to this series of school meals by me and LunchBots, check out our lunch suggestions from Days One, Two, Three, and Five.)