School supplies. Check.
After-school childcare. Check.
New school clothes and shoes. Check and check.
I can hardly believe the new school year begins NEXT WEEK! That's right. Our mid-south school district starts classes on August 3rd, so it is officially time to start getting my gluten-free kiddo ready to start the fifth grade! Panic has set in.
Last year, the beginning of school started with, "Mom, it's not fair that I can't eat all of the yummy snacks the other kids are bringing." This year is a different story.
"So, Nathan, what do you want to pack in your lunch next week?" I casually asked this evening as I was making the grocery list.
"The same stuff you packed last year," he said. "But can I take soup or chili sometimes? Sandwiches are boring."
Absolutely! Last year, it took us an entire semester before he rediscovered his love of a good pb&j when he found Schar Gluten Free Artisan Baker Bread. Nathan says it makes the best pb&j because it doesn't crumble. He really dislikes toasted bread for his sandwich, and he thinks Schar is the best.
Other lunchbox favorites?
Cookies: Enjoy Life, Glutino and Goodie Girl. He loves them all.
Chips: PopChips, plain Lays, Fritos and popcorn.
Fruit: Grapes or apple slices.
Other: Cheese sticks, key lime yogurt, pudding cups, Fruit Gushers
Veggies: I wish.
I think having a hot food container is a great idea! Nathan loves gluten-free soup, chili, spaghetti, mac & cheese and more! The lunchtime possibilities are endless, but now I'm on a mission to find the best food container to keep his hot foods hot. Wow--the choices are crazy and the online reviews are mixed! I want to make sure his lunch stays at a safe temperature.
Do you have a favorite food container? Let me know quickly because I'm running out of summer break!