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Hooray for the Hodgepodge

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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.

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I had big plans for the first weeks of school. My kids like salads and there was going to be chicken salad with vegetables from the market, and a few last peaches. Alas, work and school prep got in the way, so this post is as much confessional as anything else -- when my schedule gets off track, this is what my kids' lunches look like: a hodgepodge.

We'd had fish tacos and corn salad earlier in the week, so I packed up some of the corn and golden tomato salad and topped it with sliced avocado leftover from the tacos. I always keep Triscuits in the pantry and we had half a chocolate bar on the counter. I figured they could either eat the crackers with the salad (mini avocado toasts!) or have a salted chocolate sandwich for dessert -- hey kids, it's a DIY lunch! It's all about presentation, right?

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


Tags: amanda's kids' lunch, lunch, brown bag lunch, back to school, school lunch, salad, tacos, avocado, corn