Hi lovely people. I hope this week is treating you well.
Is it just me or do you also find it hard to come up with interesting yet healthy school lunches that are not always sandwich based.
As a Spaniard, I grew up going home at lunch time and having a two-hour break to have my main meal with my family, so the idea of my kids having a cold lunch 5 days a week for their entire school life made me quite anxious. I started trying out different recipes and combinations at weekends so see what would work, what they would eat happily, what would be manageable to carry in a container and what wouldn’t. As our diet is not high in animal protein or wheat, I was looking for different variations that would be healthy, not always bread based, avoiding ham as much as possible, and yet balanced.
This combination is a regular in the lunch menu as it is balanced, easy to make (more assembling that making, really) and tasty. My kids love it as it reminds them of a picnics in summer days.
The main lunch consists in hummus (you can find the recipe here), carrot sticks, cheese and crackers. In terms of crackers, I tend to buy oat crackers or multi-seed flatbread – I find them tastier and lower in salt.