Thursday, September 26, 2013

[Vegan Mofo] Throwback Thursday - A Packed Lunch

Growing up I almost exclusively ate packed lunches through out elementary school. My mom would make me the best-ever peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a juice box, chips and a cupcake. In the lunch room I went from being a 0 to super cool as kid's fought over my cupcake with their greedy lil hands.
My mom would make my lunch with care, she would make sure the sandwich had the perfect peanut butter to jelly ratio, if I was using a paper sack my name would be perfectly written in my mom's loopy writting on the center and everything felt perfect. If my dad made my sandwich, I would get a glob of peanut butter and jelly on the bottom of a plastic bag with bread jammed in the bag.

Since I have decided to be child free (except trying to be an awesome mom to Mar) my lunch bag duties have fallen onto Matt's lunch. I want to make his 30 minutes in his car special M-F. Packing a lunch for a child and a grown man is not that different when he likes the basics and nothing fancy. Try to get fancy or change things up - then you have a problem.
So Matt's M-F lunch routine is a Tofurky, FYH cheeze and tomato sandwich, a baggie of chips, raisins + sea salted almonds, a Primal Strips jerky a bottle of water. Sometimes I will throw a treat in there or leave a card in his car for him to find. Lately we are on a reusable napkin kick. I am using up my fabric stash to create washable napkins for his lunch and around the house.

Did you get a packed lunch for school or did you eat a hot lunch from the cafeteria? What are you eating for lunch these days?

1 comment:

  1. I never had pb and j until I was an adult, seriously. Growing up in Brooklyn, we alway went out for lunch, but once in a while I would have the great fortune of my mom packing me a bagel and lox or leftover Italian from the night before, and then I would take it outside school and not share with anybody :)