It's cheaper and easier to just give them school lunch. School lunch here is waaaay cheaper than it was in California (by almost 2 bucks!) and it's easy not having to worry about homework, shoes, jackets, backpacks, AND lunch. Just the first stuff.
But my new found diet means a closer look at school lunch. It's not "bad" per se, but it sure as heck ain't good!
So, the food budget is going to change to reflect this. Luckily there is enough amazing food that my kids can eat that might actually like to eat. The varieties are endless! My biggest worries:
1. They will trade away all their good food.
2. They will hate everything I give them and then trade away all their food.
3. They just won't eat anything and come home starving.
4. They will start drugs and start livin' in a van down by the river.
Thus a candid conversation and some ground rules about lunch. Hopefully. I don't want them to feel stifled/trapped (trust me, their lunches won't be just lettuce) --I want them to learn to enjoy and love good food. Healthy food, you know?
Do you pack your kids' lunches or do they eat school lunch? Why? If you do pack their lunches, what are some good healthy things you've put in 'em?