Healthy lunchboxes for all!
Our school is really special and cool, though. We have chickens, I get to teach a 'Meditation and Movement' class to the upper school (that's 8 kids), the boys are learning recorder and macrame, and it just feels like a nice place to be. Its so cool you aren't supposed to send your kids with any junk food of any kind. A policy which I helped to write and of which I am wholly and utterly supportive. BUT, I still occasionally find myself ripping open packets and putting the contents into individual BPA-Free fancy re-usable lunch snack packs and hoping nobody notices.
I've been militant about obscene sugar consumption in school and the problem of multiplication in a bring-your-own environment, in the past. But 'nothing in packages' is pretty challenging, especially for the FAC's Some websites have been helpful so here's my roundup to kick off blogging again:
There's not much here by way of recipes, but there is lots of good 'how-to' info on getting your school crapola-food free.
100 Days of Real Food
This started as one family's attempt to cut out all processed food and has developed into a huge blog with tons of great resources including meal plans. They have a great Pinterest page with TONS of ideas for healthy meals.
The Vegan Lunchbox
I tend to think of this site as the vanguard of healthy-school lunch blogs. I remember pouring over her ideas (we are by no means vegan) when the boys were too little to go to school.
Bon Appetit's 25 School Lunches
Some great ideas, possibly a bit ambitious for my kids, but tastes change...