This little series was just something I did to entertain myself during a long hot summer of packing camp lunches, and getting bored out of my skull. And it’s also a nice way to get your kid to engage at the supermarket — searching for food that fit a particular color scheme, and hopefully picking some new foods to try.
So, orange. Bright and cheery, orange is a color that holds a host of possibilities when packing a school lunch.
This one contains, cubed cheddar cheese, sautéed shrimp (I know, they are kind of pink, let’s just let that go), carrots, a peach, peach yogurt, and dried apricots.
Other orange options: orange peppers, mangoes, nectarines, fresh apricots. And there are quite a few yogurt flavors with orange hues to pick from. For sure you can have quite a range of choices at the cheese counter – lots of orange there to choose from.
Sweet potatoes. Butternut squash (maybe a butternut squash soup in a little thermos? Or orange carrot soup?) Pumpkin. Cornbread. Cantaloupe and other melons. Papaya.
A slice of cold pizza?
An also– an orange!