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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

While I confess that many of my lunches have a grown-up air, I do like to play around now and then. Today's lunch was all about pinks and reds and circles. I topped mayo-slathered multigrain with sliced salumi and radishes, and a few strips of roasted peppers (peppers are miraculously and happily still in the market in New York City!). For dessert, I packed some Quin Dream Come Chews and Bergamot Caramels. I'm not much of a candy eater but I've fallen in love with Quin's candies -- which are as vibrant and fresh tasting as they are sweet-tooth satisfying. My kids may trade their sandwich in the lunchroom, but I know they're not trading the candy. 

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

Tags: everyday cooking, lunch, amanda, brown bag lunch

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almost 2 years ago mehrunnisa

i love how the packed lunch trade has been a shared tradition for all of us. the pity is now as a grown up i wish i could have those packed lunches all over again. i even wrote about it on my blog. http://comeconella.blogspot...


almost 2 years ago Nuala

I'm so curious-- do your kids ever complain about not getting Oreos or Cheetos? I actually study development of flavor preference among infants and children, so I'm continually impressed by the lunches your kids consume (ie. we NEVER hear about radishes or tuna on dietary recall among kids around here!)


almost 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

They don't. It's not that I'm opposed to them trying Oreos or Cheetos -- I'm ok with it -- it's just that I don't buy them. I do buy potato chips and tortilla chips, and they like them, but they don't crave them. I feel like all kids are different and mine seem fairly low key about food. Maybe they're saving up for a big teenage rebellion and will only eat Doritos then.


almost 2 years ago Nuala

I think it's wonderful, and a perfect example of how exposure at a young age to foods that people think kids don't like can actually change what children choose to eat.