We’re into the 2nd week of school and wanted to share some recent lunchboxes. You’ll notice all the lunches contain avocado in one way or another — it must be avocado season because they are plentiful and cheap right now. Avos are loaded with healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and potassium. They are a great addition to any meal and luckily my kids love them. I use it in sandwiches or wraps, sushi, in place of mayo, as a base for salad dressings, as a dip for crackers, chips and veggies, guacamole, as a boat for chicken or tuna salad — too many uses to count. Recently we even made a great allergy friendly chocolate mousse out of avocados – the kids loved it. Here’s the recipe from Balanced Bites.
Lunchboxes top to bottom:
1. Looking back on this one, yikes it was filled with a lot of sweet stuff and missing some protein. As you can imagine it came back completely licked clean. Avocado sushi rolls, plums, dried mango, carrots and a coconut bar. Banana for snack time.
2. This box is more like it. Protein and fats included in a lunch contain more dense nutrients to keep kids sharp and full longer. Strawberries, celery, homemade kale chips, turkey rolls with avocado and sunflower sprouts and Annie’s fruit snacks.
3. This box is a turkey sandwich with avocado and spinach, carrots and cucumbers, pitted cherries and blueberries, popcorn cooked with coconut oil, and a piece of an allergy friendly maple cookie.