Children’s lunch tip #2. What to keep in the cupboards!
So, what should you keep at home to make it easy for you to whip up a meal quickly? The main thing obviously is to find something the kid will actually eat and that you can work with quickly.
I leave it up to everyone to decide on the level of “healthyness”, whatever you think that means. I might very occasionally include a small cake, for example.
In the fridge or freezer:
Vegetables ready rinsed and cut up in plastic containers
Fruit that packs easilly, like apple, grapes, banana, or make a fruit salad of fruit that bruises more easilly and keep in the fridge.
Serving sized bread
Pre-cut cheese and meat, they are easy to cut into shapes and keeps
Spread cheese or similar to use as primer for the sandwhich art
Eggs, boiled or fresh
Rice in funny shapes
Small omelettes made in muffin cups
For when it’s suddenly time to make the lunch and you have totally forgot to do your groceries:
Tortilla rolls packed in plastic. Perfect for when you have no fresh bread
Individual packages of spreads that keeps in the cupboard
Crackers and snacks
Raisins and other dry fruit, nuts
Waffle or pancake mix