Today is my daughter’s first official day of pre-school. About a year ago, we realized she needed needed to be with other kids on a more regular basis. Since was only 2 at the beginning of last year’s school year, we placed her in a daycare that moved her up into their pre-school class when she turned 3, which was not that long after she started. The time she spent there was great, but we decided to move her to a dedicated pre-school for this year. She is so excited about her “new school”. I’m really excited for her and hope it lives up to her expectations, but I am a little nervous about packing her lunch every day (well, two times per week for this year). It’s my first year packing lunches. And, due to several allergies in her class, they have to be nut and sesame seed free. In preparation, I’ve been reading lots of blog posts on lunch ideas. Luckily Little C is not super picky, but she does enjoy her nuts, so it will be a bit of a change for us.
What are some of my pre-school lunch tools?
I have my eye on a book that just came out this week call Weelicous Lunches. I’ve been reading the Weelicious site for a while now and have tried a few recipes here and there. Once my initial list of ideas runs out, I think I will order the book from Amazon (affiliate link).
I’m also starting with a little stash of Lunch Bots, which can also be found at Amazon (affiliate link). My sister-in-law sent us these for Christmas and they’re great. I hadn’t used them much until summer when we were out and about a lot more. It’s really nice to not have to pack everything in a different plastic bag. My daughter will just be able to pop the lid and find her lunch waiting.
What’s in my first pre-school lunch?
Last week, I had some miscellaneous ingredients that would make a great quiche. So, I made a tray of mini quiche. I’ve never made them before, but used my regular quiche recipe (a random one I found online) and added mushrooms and bacon. I cut the pie crust out with a drinking glass and pushed them into mini muffin molds. As a test, I took them to the zoo with us last weekend and Little C was pretty psyched. She loves quiche. I froze the rest so I could use them for lunches this week. I’ve added some leftover corn, cut up carrots, and olives. I hope she likes it!