Momma Told Me: Add a little fun.
When you're a kid, everything revolves around fun. You recoil from anything called 'work', rebel against rules set in place to keep you healthy (such as bed and nap times), and reach first for the foods intended to be enjoyed in moderation. Crafty parents have been circumventing this system for years with clever ways to disguise that which is best. Whether it's turning a simple chore into a time based game, rewarding a good grade with an ice cream sundae, or carving healthy snacks into adorable characters; it's all been done in the name of love. From my very first school lunch, to my very last in high school, my father would make an effort to turn my lunches into positive pieces of encouragement. I'd rush to open my lunch pail at snack time and scour the wrapper folds and Ziploc seams for notes of love and doodles written in Sharpie. It's something that has stuck with me to this very day, and a tradition I hope to continue with my own kids.
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What Daughter Says: Help keep your kids strong and full this school year with creative lunch idea and Wholly Guacamole.