School starts on Tuesday, and I'm trying to prepare mentally for all the schedule changes. Seriously, yesterday I realized that on Tuesday I was going to have to pack two lunches and three snacks. And I was all taken by surprise!
My question for you involves after-school snacks. And also lunch box ideas, too, I guess.
What do you serve for an after-school snack? We usually have some version of pretzels--hard and crunchy or big and soft and fresh from the toaster oven. My oldest would happily devour a bag of chips, and that does not make me happy for many reasons! Occasionally they'll split an apple. Carrot sticks make most of them scream.
I want something that has some nutritional value--that will hold them over until dinner and keep them out of the pantry! Any ideas?
And while we're at it, what do your kids like to eat for lunch? I can't tell you how many uneaten sandwiches I've thrown away...and then there was the year my oldest ran up a huge bill in the cafeteria. They won't allow them to go hungry, so she told them she forgot her lunch money or whatever and brought home AND HID a week's worth of turkey sandwiches behind her dresser! I'm just glad I found them before the smell got too bad. Ugh.
What works for you?