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Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration. 

The first school lunch back from winter vacation brings a sampling of everything: smoked mackerel salad, beets and horseradish, crackers; gingersnaps and medjool dates. And in the spirit of looking forward in 2013, there's not a Christmas cookie in sight. 


Tags: A's kids' lunch, lunch, dates, smoked fish, gingersnaps, dates, beets, everyday cooking

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over 2 years ago Yessica

I really enjoy this column. My little one is starting school this year and these ideas are fantastic! Now if I could only get my husband into eating this good, things will get even better. Thank you so much for sharing this part of your life with us!!


over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Amanda, is what's shown in the photo what actually goes into the kids' lunch boxes? If so, I'm amazed at how little they eat. My sons at that age, had I put in front of them for lunch what's shown above, would have eaten it and then asked for the main course . . . . ;o)


over 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Yes, it is, although I added more crackers. I've actually been cutting back on the amounts because they were coming home with half eaten lunches -- because their school lunchtime is so short they never had time to get through it. That or they're very chatty...