Amanda's Kids' Lunch

How to Pack Lunch in the Heat

By • July 18, 2013 • 4 Comments

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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. 

Amanda's Kids' Lunch from Food52

It's been damn hot in New York, so I've been packing lighter salads for my kids' camp lunches. For instance: this beet salad with sliced cucumber, and a hard-boiled egg topped with leftover green sauce from a dinner party and pickled onions. To keep my kids' lives in balance, a chocolatey chocolate chip cookie was in order.

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

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about 1 year ago Erika

But how how how do you keep the food cold!! Food safe temps are a tough thing to maintain...sigh...

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about 1 year ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

I'm a bit European about these matters -- my kids get to school at 9 and eat lunch at 11, so I figure the cold water bottle in the lunch box keeps the temp relatively cool. But you can definitely add an ice pack if you're nervous.

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about 1 year ago lunalovegood

Looks delicious. Amanda, what do you typically feed your kids for breakfast? Just out of curiosity.

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about 1 year ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

My husband, Tad, is in charge of breakfast, and he usually serves them toast with butter and jam, or granola.