Fruit Filled Lunches for Hot Days

lunch on 25 Aug 2015: salami and cheese slider with Pirate's Booty, pretzel Goldfish, carrots and watermelon slices

lunch on 25 Aug 2015: salami and cheese slider with Pirate’s Booty, pretzel Goldfish, carrots and watermelon slices

We could be having a perfectly temperate summer and, invariably, the first week of school will bring a heat wave. This week it’s hot and the kids are sweaty and miserable by the end of the day, because there is no air conditioning on the Central Coast! To make matters worst, they eat lunch sitting outside in the burning hot sun. On hot days, they typically don’t want to each much for lunch, so I try to pack lots of fruit. Yesterday, it was slices of watermelon with a little salami and cheese slider, some carrot sticks and a few crunchy snacks.

lunch on 26 Aug 2015: fruit salad with crackers, carrots, and ham cheese cucumber "tacos"

lunch on 26 Aug 2015: fruit salad with crackers, carrots, and ham cheese cucumber “tacos”

For today’s lunch, I made a big helping of fruit salad with nectarines, white peaches, strawberries and watermelon. For a little protein, I made ham “tacos” filled with Colby Jack cheese and cucumber. I also threw in some wheat crackers and carrot sticks. Iain will probably just eat the fruit salad. We might have to head to the beach after school to cool off.

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