Every night we make five lunches at my house. And I’m not talking simple peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. My teenage daughter likes exotic foods like Quinoa salad and edamame with Japanese rice, or hummus and pita chips. My teenage son loves his turkey sandwich with spinach on sourdough. And he has to have his big green apple.
It’s not always easy to motivate my kids to make lunches when the French quiz or AP History paper is looming . . . unless I mention “the school cafeteria” option.
When my youngest son avoids making his lunch, he invariably comes home from school never wanting to “buy” again. Peanut butter fluff (is that even a food??), overly-cheesy pizza, and other non-green fare are the usual cafeteria options.