Falafel are a Middle Eastern food; they are fried balls of spiced, ground chickpeas, often served in pita bread. I found this very kid-friendly version in Flax: The Super Food (dah ta dah!). They are baked, not fried, aren't too spicy, and are another clever way to get some ground flaxseed into my son (who suddenly hates all hot cereal with a passion, so there's no more stirring it into his oatmeal each morning...).
So it's five flaxy falafel balls on pita bread with a small container of tahini lemon sauce and cucumbers on the side; a lime soy yogurt (shmoo's favorite) topped with frozen raspberries and blueberries; and one chocolate creme Oreo for dessert.
Verdict: I had to moosh the pita a bit to close the lunch box, but it fit! Shmoo helped make the tahini sauce this morning just to his liking (toasted tahini, a pinch of salt, a small squeeze of fresh lemon, and water) and dipped his cucumbers in it. Just two cucumber slices and one mysteriously wayward falafel were left. 4 stars.