Wednesday, March 14, 2012
St. Patrick’s Day Lunch Box | Family Economics
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon and it’s time to start thinking about what fun green food goodies you can pack in your family’s lunchboxes!
I love getting to “play with my food” in fun and clever ways (despite all the warnings I received as a child, and warnings I give my children now). I love getting to surprise my husband and my son with fun and different foods in their lunch boxes every now and then.
Since my oldest son’s favorite color is green and since he likes most green foods, I thought we’d have a little fun this St. Patrick’s Day.
Since the “green day” is on Saturday this year, I’ll be packing his lunch on Friday with some green goodies…guacamole with chips (the new guacamole flavored chips have a bit of a green tint to them), green grapes and kiwi slices.
And maybe a little ham if we have any leftovers from our “green eggs and ham” breakfast. (I might also make these Irish Soda Bread Wedges too!)
And now I don’t have to worry about him getting pinched in the lunchroom!
Other green goodies you could send in a “St. Patrick’s Day Lunch”:
• Honeydew melon
• Green pears
• Sweet peas
• Green beans
• Broccoli florets with ranch dressing
• Lettuce salad with green peppers and avocado slices
• Leftover green lentils (like these)
• Fried okra or fried green tomatoes, for those southern food lovers!
What green goodies do you plan on cooking this St. Patrick’s Day?