Okay, I know what you’re thinking: Chocolate-covered apples for lunch? I get it — they’re not exactly brown-bag material. But after an amazing day at the pumpkin and apple farm, it seemed like the right thing to do. I melted dark chocolate baking chips in a make-shift double boiler and started dipping. I let them rest on parchment paper in the fridge until the chocolate was set. The next day, I cut the apples and packed a couple of slices in her lunch bag. They were a hit!
The kid has finally mastered staying upright under the weight of the backpack so I dragged out the PlanetBox this past week. It was depressingly dreary in the mornings so these photos are a bit drab. The lunches, however, have been a hit!
In this lunch box:
- Turkey and cheese sandwich (cut with kitty cat cookie cutter)
- Celery and carrots
- Apples and pears
- Dark chocolate, raisins, and dried cranberries
Here’s to better-looking photos this week!
The Lunch Lady
We’re wrapping up our Healthy Halloween feature for Everyday Health today. Here’s a sneak peek at our veggie skeleton.
A trip to the apple and pumpkin farm inspired me to make a few dishes and finally get around to creating this blog.