School day two, and it's still quite peaceful at my house.
Today's lunch is nothing extraordinary, but does show how a nice box, neat stacks and colorful food can really make a boring lunch less blah. I pulled the muffins and the blackberries from my freezer stash, so not only is it simple, it's quick too!
Ben has a corndog muffin, accented with an elephant pick for his entree, along with some pretzels and a few leftover M&Ms for a treat (the absence of red and green M&Ms are due to Christmas baking). The bottom holds a cute orange and some frozen blackberries, along with a small elephant fork-pick. Since the blackberries will thaw by lunch, I thought the boy might appreciate a way of eating them without getting juice on his hands. It's packed in a 4-square Lock&Lock container, which is still a favorite of mine after all these years.
I'd highly recommend a freezer stash for lunches--freeze berries when they are at their best and on sale (these blackberries were $1/clamshell), make & freeze stuffed muffins for quick entrees, along with mini sweet muffins for desserts. You can theoretically pull the entire lunch from the freezer with no prep work that morning!