We all know what we feed our children on a regular basis, but have you ever wondered what famous chefs are feeding their children? If so, read on.
Rachel Thebault — daughter Marin, 2 1/2:
My daughter loves foods in different shapes. Sometimes I’ll use cookiecutters to cut out her sandwiches or vegetables. Of course, I alsoalways include fruit in my daughter’s lunch. But if you are worriedabout your child getting homesick during the day while he or she is atschool, I think it’s nice to include a cookie or a piece of cake thatyou baked together over the weekend—and maybe a small note telling themthat you love them. Or you could pipe the words “Love, Mom” in frostingonto the cookie itself.
Emeril Lagasse — son E.J., 4, and daughter Meril, 2 1/2: My son E.J. starts school this fall, so we haven’t begun making lunchboxes, but we will soon! My kids are great eaters. For lunch or asnack, E.J. helps me prepare fun foods, such as shrimp spring rolls.They’re great for kids, because they are portable and you can fill themwith lots of fresh veggies. My kids also love anything with pasta, likea sesame noodle salad. For a special treat, sometimes we will make amango lassi [an Indian yogurt drink] for them.
Tyler Florence – son Miles, 10, son Hayden, 4 months on Sunday:
I try to keep my son Miles’ menus straightforward — but with a twist.He’s big into wraps stuffed with grilled vegetables and goat cheese. Achicken Caesar salad also makes for an unbelievably good sandwich on asourdough roll.
One of his other favorites: fresh heirloom tomatoessliced thick, with buffalo mozzarella and a touch of fresh pesto. If hehappens to trade what I made for him when he gets to school, it’s agreat way to break the ice with the girls.
To read about more chefs and what they feed their children or for recipes, visit Parade Magazine.
Thanks to CBB reader Mary Beth.
What do you pack for your kids for lunch?