Prepare a platter of assorted fresh Ontario vegetables and give the children the option of selecting their own. Chickpeas and shredded or cubed cheese can be packed in a separate container along with croutons. To complete the lunch, pack along Greek pita wedges and a frozen chocolate milk carton.
P.S. Pack a small plastic fork and a note instructing the child to pour the dressing into the bag, close it and do the "salad shake."
9 - 1 tbsp (15 mL) servings of dressing
Ontario Maple Dressing: In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, salt and pepper; while whisking, slowly drizzle in oil. Pour approximately 1 tbsp (15 mL) into small container with tight-fitting lid.
Ontario Fresh Vegetables: Pack 1 cup (250 mL) of assorted fresh vegetables in resealable plastic bag. At lunchtime, pour dressing into bag, close and shake.