OK all you wonderful SAHMs out there. Especially you, the ones with allergic kiddos that you take great care in feeding every day. I know that our days revolve around food. Every mom's does. Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, maybe another snack! And with allergies, your mind is never far from food. I know that I stay home with my kiddos. (What a blessing.) And I have always been very proud of the healthy fare served- and consumed- in my house. I really do cook three meals a day. Even if sometimes lunch is just reheated leftovers.
And therein lies the problem. Listen closely now- here it comes... I reheat leftovers.
This is the voice of experience speaking as only hindsight can allow. DON'T REHEAT THE LEFTOVERS!!! Seriously. Now that my allergic kiddo is in school and packing a lunch everyday it is a real dilemma to find healthy options to send with her. As if the allergies weren't limiting enough, she is a picky eater. Great. And. She won't eat many foods cold. Very limiting. If I had it to do again, I'd start serving things cold a lot earlier. It would open up a lot of options for her lunches now, and I could still have the smug satisfaction of knowing my cutie was well nourished. Right now, I settle for fed. I'm working on the rest.
Yes, it is my hot tip for the day. Give it serious thought. And yes, the two still at home sometimes get cold leftovers for lunch now. And they don't even have allergies!