The start of school snuck up too fast this year. The speed of which summer passed was made abundantly clear when I cleaned out my son’s book bag ….from last year…. the night before the first day of school this year. Regardless of how rushed I feel, I am trying to start this new school year with a commitment to make healthy, colorful lunches which are enticing enough to eat. I’m starting with their favorite foods. However, a boy cannot live on turkey wraps alone so I will soon be tapping into our Hen House pinterest boards for further inspiration.
Last year, my good friend, Kate, pointed out that a cloth napkin tucked in a lunch box made her children feel like they were taking a piece of home with them on their independent school-day journey. I hope so! and I hope the napkin serves to remind my children of our goal to be greener as a family.
One might wonder if a lovely napkin could “wander off” at school. Not a chance if they are clearly marked. I can’t take credit for these adorable monograms. (One of my neighbors is clearly trying to out-Hen the Hen!) Colorful, comforting, healthy – the recipe for a good lunch.