I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be bringing you a new blog series in conjunction with the lovely Miss Mel :) It feels like forever since we have written and created together.
One of the challenges we have both found since changing our families way of eating has been to provide a happy healthy lunch box that the children actually eat. I had about three weeks of one child coming home each day saying I am hungry I couldn't eat my lunch it tasted yuck. Or my favourite comment I swapped with a friend for a nutella sandwich.
Hmm- We have a rule at home ( have always had it ) that you don't tell Mumma dinner was yuck. You always try it because she has spent time making it. It's the same rule for Daddy's dinners too - which eek can sometimes be more challenging. But it's our rule and we stick to it.
So I am not sure why the dinner rule did not suffice for lunches.
Needless to say I was lamenting to Mel about it one day and she confessed she was having similar conversations in her house too.
It certainly doesn't help that both of us have children in nut free schools which also cuts down options..
As well as lunch boxes there is the 4.30pm - 5.30pm I'm starving time. The girls get home about 4.30pm having had lunch at 11.30am - so they are always ravenous. I have to have afternoon tea prepared in the fridge if I am out, or ready to go the second they walk in the door. Mel and I started texting one another what was on for afternoon tea - or things that were hits or misses in the lunch box. We have gathered quite a little collection now and it's not as much an issue as it used to be.
Over the next few weeks we will share them with you too.
Even if you aren't clean eating or paleo eating you may like to have a read and it might help the what's for lunch /afternoon tea/can I have a treat questions that happen each day.
So do tell - are lunch boxes a problem in your house or do you have it set ??
Ours series will run on Tuesdays. Don't forget to pop over to Mel's blog too.