I usually send a sandwich or other "main course" along with something else (crackers, applesauce, baby carrots, pretzels....), a piece of fruit, a dessert type snack (a cookie, scone, piece of chocolate, cupcake, candy or other treat) and water.
Frequently we send leftovers. So she might have a slice of pizza, some pretzels, grapes, a cookie, and water. Or she might have cut up pork chop, applesauce, leftover steamed broccoli, a cookie, water. Or leftover pasta with sauce, a few slices of baguette with butter, some apple slices & Nutella for dipping, and water. Or leftover beef stew, cornbread, an apple, brownie, water.
I bake regularly for decent variety. Her fave cookie is orange chocolate chip. If we are using packaged cookies, I usually give her a few of them (ginger snaps, Newman-O's etc.)
Right now, she is on a pomegranate kick & gets 1/4 of the fruit in her lunch.
She also loves getting kiwi for her fruit in season.
at 2:42 PM on Nov. 11, 2012