After I wrote my post yesterday about going back to school my sister and I started to reminisce about school lunches.
|Lunch Bag via Caos Magazine via Pinterest|
I am a very quirky eater, and to be honest I like to eat pretty much the same food all of the time, always have. In fact from the time I started grade school until I went off to high school I either ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a tuna sandwich every day. I must have gotten burned out on the tuna because I have not eaten another one since then. What is odd is that I never liked any other seafood and still do not. I must have been enamoured with Charlie the Tuna. Does anyone else remember him?
|Charlie the Tuna Via The Daily Finance|
I was lucky because we moved around a lot for my dads work and we went to some great schools. One grade school that we attended had a candy room, yes you read that correctly, a room of candy and junk food that was set up by the nuns to supplement their convent income. The room was only open twice a week and in those days you could get some tasty treats for fifty cents! My siblings and I loved that school. Honestly I cannot remember what I would get but my sister always had either cheese corn or Cheetos’s to accompany her chocolate milk.
|Chocolate Cake via Once Upon a Chocolate Life|
When went to high school the food was equally delicious, the nuns made cakes, cookies, and the most delicious frosted brownies. In four years I know that I consumed at least 4 of those brownies a week. I would attempt to add that up but as I said yesterday I hate math and frankly I am tired. Let me just say it is a lot of brownies. They were so good that I still think about them and I graduated in the 80’s so they obviously made an impression. I am sure that if my parents knew what we were eating they would not have been happy.
These days things have changed and kids are getting healthier meals at school and parents are looking for better alternatives to feed their kids and themselves. I found some great lunch ideas on Pinterest, sandwiches, salads, pastas and even eggs.
|Humus-Veggie Sandwich from Be Nutritious|
|Fritatta from Family Fresh Cooking|
|Pasta, Salad, Watermelon from Parents.com|
|Chicken Pita via Cooking Light|
|Vegetable Salad via Cooking Light|
Healthy lunches for kids and adults should always include some protein, fruits and vegetables and of course a little snack. After all we are what are what we eat! Not to mention that eating better and healthier food makes both our minds and bones stronger.
What was your favorite lunch when you were in school? Has it changed since you grew up?
Do you have any healthy lunch ideas to share? If you need a few ideas look on Pinterest, there are so many great ideas for kids lunches.
I hope that you have a great day!