School lunches and snack time stress me out. There. I said it. We are about to go back to school, and at my house, that means five days a week, for my two kids, I need to pack lunches that consist of more than just turkey thrown in between two slices of bread, and snacks other than pretzels. I know I can be more creative than that, and I truly want my kids to eat better than that. Plus, I am really into following the new MyPlate Guidelines, which recently replaced the food pyramid I grew up with (but never paid any attention to) to help make sure my kids learn to eat balanced meals.
So I was really excited when Cristeta Comerford, the White House Executive Chef, offered to show us how, with a little planning and, literally, just a little extra time, lunch can be healthy and delicious, unlike what I grew up on (sorry dad).