Feast from the East

Our oldest grandson likes pomegranates.

He’s not alone. Hummus and veggies, pita stuffed sandwiches and other foods from the Middle East found their way to lunch boxes during this school year.

This was the first year that trending foods, even those far beyond the Middle East, hit school lunches in a big way.

If your child hasn’t tried tomato jam, jicama, Brussels sprout crisps or breakfast tacos, introduce the new tastes this summer, when your child has a kitchen full of “back up” menu options.

And who knows?

Perhaps by September, your child will be asking for edible flowers or pickled watermelon rind in the lunch box.

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