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In our lunch post earlier today, we neglected to mention the lunches of two smaller FOOD52ers...Walker and Addie! Here's what they had at school while we were eating at our desks:

• Cream cheese and sardine butter sandwiches, with crusts cut off (says Amanda, "If you're going to send them to school with sardine butter sandwiches, the least you can do is cut off the crusts!")

• A chopped salad of haricots verts and ham with grated Parmesan

• Storebought Jos Peron butter cookies

We wonder which canned fish finalist the twins would vote for!

Tags: A's kids' lunch, lunch, school lunch, sardines, contests, everyday cooking

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over 3 years ago ATG117

Love this post. Just goes to show that there is no such thing as "kids food" only what adults assume kids will and won't eat.


over 3 years ago susan g

My daughter, 25 years ago, wouldn't eat a standard lunch (no sandwiches in the lunchbox, for starters) so her school lunch was so atypical that the school sent the counselor to talk to me about her nutrition. (He was embarrassed.) Lunch was a good yogurt, peanuts in the shell, a piece of fresh fruit, and -- piece de resistance -- seasoned nori strips. The other kids could deal with everything but the nori, but she ate it proudly -- she loved it, and still does.


over 3 years ago Shalini

Okay I've gotta try those sandwiches!! I LOV E lunchbox posts. Thanks!


over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I so surprised that Addie and Walker loved the sardine butter, its so inspiring to hear what you pack for lunch for the twins, I'm sure its the talk of the lunch room. Such a beautiful lunch. Maia is so picky she picks the basil off of pizza or out of pasta because its green.


over 3 years ago gingerroot

I have to say, I love reading what Amanda's kids are having for lunch - because of the time change, I'm usually scratching my head about what to make for my two, when you are posting what the twins had on any given day. It always makes me smile and I've even pondered posting a tweet of what I've given them with the tag #inspiredbyamanda'skids'lunch. It definitely inspires me to stretch their taste buds and their pre-conceived notion of what kids eat for lunch. So thanks!!


over 3 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

To my surprise/delight, the sardine butter sandwiches were a huge hit!


over 3 years ago Cristina Sciarra

I'm so glad they liked them! :)