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What’s for Lunch: Home Day Lunch Tray


Home Day Lunch Tray

From Ami at Walking By The Way

It feels like it’s about time to revisit the issue of lunch. Just as dinner is always looming before us, lunch is likewise a never-ending duty, isn’t it? Kids need to eat, and often it’s just as perplexing knowing what to feed them on our home days as it is figuring out what to pack in their school lunches. I recently stumbled upon this brilliantly simple idea, and would like to know what you think about it – the Lunch Tray. My kids love it! Credit for this goes to homeschool blogger Ami, and here are her own words about it from her blog:

The idea:

Fill a tray.

Serve the tray.

Put the tray in the fridge for the next day (or in our case the next home day).

Pull the tray out of the fridge the next day.

Refill any empty compartments.

Serve the tray.


What's going in the tray?

The boys helped me make a list of what they like. My only criteria was that I could cut/chop/dump it on the fly, and that it would keep in the tray for a few days. 

  • monterey jack cheese cubes 
  • mozzarella cheese cubes
  • green olives
  • black olives
  • carrot sticks
  • celery sticks
  • cucumber slices
  • sugar snap peas
  • grapes
  • apple slices
  • almonds
  • peanuts
  • cashews
  • sunflower seeds
  • whole wheat crackers

Some days I will put a little container in the middle with a dip or spread ~ egg salad, peanut butter, hummus, or even Nutella.

Think of all the possibilities! 

I hope you can use this idea to add some variety to your home day lunch routine. If you try this, please let us know how your kids like it, and what you put in it!

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