That desk-side salad is about to get a lot more depressing.
As if being a simple, nine-to-five plebeian wasn’t tragic enough, our favorite little prince (George, in case you’ve been living under a rock or doing non-royal things) has been enjoying a preschool lunch menu fit for a king.
At Thomas’s Battersea School in London, students, a.k.a. snot-nosed kids learning their ABCs (we love Matilda’s mom for that one), have probably never touched a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, pizza Lunchables, or Fruit-by-the-Foot in their entire lives. Instead, these uber lucky (or not?) four year-olds are treated to healthy, carefully-curated meals that rival some of the most extravagant offerings found in five-star restaurants. We promise we’re not bitter or anything.
While we certainly applaud the educational institution for providing a wholesome, nutritious, and specialized diet for its geniuses of tomorrow, some of the dishes are just the slightest bit over the top. And we kind of love it. (Just kidding. We actually hate it. There are only so many more Pret a Manger salads we can stomach.)
Here are just a few examples:
Main Courses: Freshly Prepared Authentic Lamb Ragout with Garlic and Fresh Herbs; Freshly Prepared Turkey and Ham Pie Topped with Puff Pastry; Fresh Baked Mozzarella, Basil, and Tomato Panini
Fish Options: Freshly Prepared Poached Haddock with a Poached Egg; Baked Smoked Mackerel on a Bed of Puy Lentils; Freshly Prepared Salmon Fillet with a Salsa Verdi
Side: Mediterranean 50/50 Cous Cous and Quinoa
Dessert: Freshly Baked Portuguese Egg Custard Tart with Strawberries; Steamed Jam and Coconut Sponge with Organic Custard; Organic Pip Tropical Fruit Smoothie
Moral of the story: It* pays to be a prince.
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