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Old 12-01-2014, 06:03 PM
 
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Wondering if anyone had any ideas. I mean...if I show up with a fruit tray...kids might revolt. I'm sure there has got to be something yummy, cute and fun for the kids. I am drawing a blank.

The school doesn't allow any real sweets. No cake, ice cream, cookies, frosting, donuts, etc. Chocolate in extreme moderation (you can't even pack a 1 inch square of chocolate in the kid's lunch boxes)

Parents break the rule all the time, setting us rule followers up for disappointed kids. But I follow all the school rules to the best of my ability (setting an example for my kids). Plus my son doesn't do well with junk food and it irks me when people ignore the rule and brings a cookie for each kid the size of his head.

Any ideas? It can be homemade
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Old 12-01-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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Muffins? There are lots of recipes for healthy varieties online. Think blueberry, or maybe carrot, and add just a spot of frosting on top.
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:12 PM
 
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Veggie chips?
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:13 PM
 
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18 Healthy Snack Ideas for School Parties
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Old 12-01-2014, 09:33 PM
 
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I have a feeling nuts and nut butters are probably not allowed, but if they are, I think these look awesome:

APPLE COOKIES - Rachel Schultz
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:01 PM
 
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Have you ever made a fruit pizza? You make a pizza-sized cookie crust (could be shortbread if they're really strict), spread some cream cheese (use soy) and top with cut-up fruits. My kids loved these.
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:05 PM
 
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Chocolate in extreme moderation (you can't even pack a 1 inch square of chocolate in the kid's lunch boxes)
I'd love to know the logic behind this rule.

Do they have "lunch inspectors" checking each kid's lunch to make sure it's "legal"?

Good grief.
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:40 PM
 
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I'd love to know the logic behind this rule.

Do they have "lunch inspectors" checking each kid's lunch to make sure it's "legal"?

Good grief.
Its a small private school and teachers eat lunch with their kids every day. Its a little bit of a PIA, but better then the public school where kids would bring a candy bar, soda, lunchable and cheetos every day. And junk was sold every day in vending machines and after school for the PTA. They are a bit hard core about it, but I support it. They want the kids to have learning positive nutrition. Who can blame them?
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:01 AM
 
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How about frozen juice pops? Or perhaps frozen yogurt (homemade with less sugar)? I was going to suggest strawberries dipped in chocolate too but since you say not even an inc of chocolate, I am not too sure about it now. But maybe a darker version? its more healthier.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:46 AM
 
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Thanks for all the great advice! These will all come in handy over the next years. I'm going to go with a rainbow fruit on a stick with yogurt dipping sauce!
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