I’m a leader in the Udi’s gluten free community and my most recent question is about healthy snacks back to school. What healthy foods did you eat when you went back to school as a kid? What were your favorite school lunch snacks?
I’m super bitter about my sack lunches as a kid. My mom made homemade bread once a week for sandwich bread, (cry me a river) and we canned peach and apricot jam all summer long from our orchard bounty (I thought it was terrible at the time). The sweetest snack I got was a banana for dessert and for some reason, in the 80′s at my elementary school, bananas were considered a throwaway food. Top that all off with the huge brown grocery bags we used once in a while as lunch sacks (no, the really big ones. folded over 7 times) and I’ve got some therapy to do.
Now that the tables are turned, I sound like my mother. I’m always harping about healthy snacks for back to school. Ding dongs weren’t on the menu at my house when I was little and they aren’t on the menu for my kids. Wonder Bread?
Talk to me about what you ate as a kid, what you prepare for your kids (if you’re a parent), and even tell me what was considered a throwaway food at your elementary school.
I’m crying for you Argentina.