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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.

My son likes salad and my daughter likes smoked salmon, and since I aim to please (well, most of the time, when I'm not making food that I think they should like), I gave them a bit of each. A kale and avocado salad, tossed with the buttermilk dressing that I'm addicted to, and a slice of Scottish smoked salmon. Because they should eat rye bread (shouldn't they?!), and because it goes so well with salmon and kale and buttermilk, I packed them each a slice. And cherries -- because what kids don't like cherries?

What's in your lunch today? See some of the twins' past lunches

Tags: amanda's kids' lunch, salad, salmon, buttermilk dressing, dressing, cherries, kids, lunch, everyday cooking

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about 2 years ago ATG117

This looks like the dinner I ate last night, except that I don't like rye bread or sourdough(!).


about 2 years ago nells

I don't mean to suggest you aren't feeding them enough but does this fill them?! When I was that age I had a sandwich, an apple, a cheese string and a chocolate and I was always skinny!


about 2 years ago lilroseglow

yeah, seems lite to me too.


about 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

They've never mentioned being hungry, and in my experience they're not afraid to mention when they're hungry! They eat lunch about 2 1/2 hours after breakfast, and have a snack after school.