Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Beat the school lunch blues with Lunch Pucks

Our five-year-old loves peanut butter sandwiches, but he can’t bring those to school, of course. We did buy a roasted soybean spread called WowButter, but he’s not keen on it yet. So what do you pack for the child who refuses to bring a sandwich to school?

Well, our son decided that what he actually wants for lunch is dinner. Like, an actual supper-type meal, somehow served hot at lunchtime in his elementary school cafeteria. The place where he refuses to buy the $4 school lunch.

So, the thermos has been getting plenty of use over the last two weeks, as I make “dinner” at 6:30 a.m. so he can take it to school with him. Did I mention that he refuses to eat canned soup or Chef Boyardee delights, which are pretty much the only things I ever got in my thermos as a child?

My lifesaver has been a little thing I “invented” called Lunch Pucks. I could have come up with something more creative, I suppose, but they are literally frozen chunks of food that look like hockey pucks. Super appetizing, right? I know.

If you know and love a student who turns up their nose at a sandwich, here’s how to make your very own Lunch Pucks ...

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2 comments:

Megan S said...

have you tried sunbutter? I found it in the organics section at Superstore and put it on toast without telling my son and he didn't even know it wasn't peanut butter. It is nut free and he is so happy now that he can take "fake peanut butter" sandwiches to school

Heather Laura Clarke said...

I've heard great things about Sunbutter but didn't realize it was available in Nova Scotia! I'll have to check the organic section at our Superstore. Thanks for the tip! :)