Children all over the Northern Hemisphere will begin school this week. College kids have already moved into college campuses all over the country — and sandwich season for the academic year has begun. As a mother of four, I have to be creative every day to think up new and delicious lunches for my children (not to mention for my husband).
It’s so important to have nutritious lunches and snacks to keep your family sustained throughout the afternoon. Below are some great tips for delicious lunches. A great idea is to spend Sunday morning after breakfast planning a menu of lunch ideas together as a family to create a shopping list so there will be supplies in the house for the entire week.
Here are some snack ideas for Hubby, college kids, school-age children and other busy people (make sure your portions are correctly suited for the people who are eating it):
- Fruit salad or fruit kebaba for little kids
- Packages nuts
- Vegetables and dip
- Mini humus packages and wheat free crackers
- Cheese sticks
- Soup in a thermos
- Crackers and cheese
Just mix and match up snacks to throw in the brown paper bag or lunch box. I try to send two snacks per day — one of them always being fruit.
My Favorite Ultimate Deli Sandwich
2 slices multi-grain bread, roll, baguette or your favorite bread
SuM SuM (a techina spread available at Gourmet Glatt)
1 pickle, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
1 red onion (optional)
1 package of Hod Golan turkey thin-sliced deli
1 slice Soy cheese (optional)
Layer up the sandwich with all the meat, and spread one side of the bread with the SuM SuM. Take all the sliced vegetables and put them in a zip bag. Your family member can add the “fixin’s” to the sandwich right before they eat it in order for the bread not to become soggy.
Here are some combos of sandwiches that my family likes to eat:
- Goat cheese on crusty bread with raspberry vinaigrette (this is a delicious combination!)
- Edam Cheese, with Abeles and Heymann sweet and tangy mustard and sliced tomato
- Tuna with pickles
- Quinoa with sautéed onions and mushrooms with pieces of cooked salmon
- Leftover chicken from the previous nights supper with lettuces and tomatoes
- Greek salad
- Sushi salad