What to CookLunchWeeknight CookingSaladsBack to SchoolSalmon

The Great Compromise

9 + Save

If you like it, save it!

Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.

Got it!

If you like something…

Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.

Got it!

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

💬 View Comments ()

Comments (4)

23b88974-7a89-4ef5-a567-d442bb75da04--avatar
23b88974-7a89-4ef5-a567-d442bb75da04--avatar
23b88974-7a89-4ef5-a567-d442bb75da04--avatar

about 2 years ago ATG117

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

23b88974-7a89-4ef5-a567-d442bb75da04--avatar

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!

23b88974-7a89-4ef5-a567-d442bb75da04--avatar

about 2 years ago lilroseglow

yeah, seems lite to me too.

397bc6d3-46e8-4d02-8a39-ce4a087eb481--2015-0609_amanda-portrait-135

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.