I don’t know about you, but if there’s one task I find completely annoying, it’s making my kids’ lunches, day in and day out. In order to make sure my kids eat healthy food and actually consume what I make for them, I wrack my brain to come up with ideas that are both healthy and taste good. Otherwise, you better believe the bulk of it gets chucked in the trash!
Why can’t they just buy their lunch, you might ask? Sadly, the lunches at my kids’ school are made with questionable ingredients that I wouldn’t feel comfortable asking my kids to eat. Furthermore, they flat out refuse to buy “hot lunch,” as we call it, so I’m guessing it doesn’t taste too great, either.
Well, the New York Post reports that two moms may have solved my problem, even if they do live in New York City. Stephanie Rubin and Ingrid Calvo are French-born but now live in New York, and they have five kids between them. Finding the American school lunch lacking in both nutrition and flavor, they came up with a service that offers a healthy alternative to the school lunch.
In’Box offers delicious-looking meals made with nutritious ingredients like fresh poultry, vegetables, and healthy fats — think turkey meatballs with rice, fruit skewers, and applesauce — and are created by chefs trained at the French Culinary Institute. The meals can be delivered to either your children’s school or your apartment the day before.
Each meal comes in at around $10, including delivery. While that’s way more expensive than a typical school lunch, it’s also way better for the kids, and chances are this cuisine is way tastier than anything I would have the energy or the skill to whip up from home. Seriously, why can’t they offer them to office workers? It would sure beat the limp tuna sandwiches I get from the corner deli.
Moms outside the Big Apple can even look forward to the service being offered nearby someday. In’Box has plans to expand throughout New York CIty’s other boroughs, and then it’s on to Los Angeles, Miami, and Boston.
What do you think, moms? Would you pay for a lunch delivery service for your kids?