Monday, December 1, 2014

Little's Lunches

Happy Monday!! Can you believe it's December already?!
I just returned home yesterday from a whirlwind tour of San Diego and New Orleans that I will fill you in on later, but for now, I thought I'd try something a little different.
I know that packing lunches can sometimes be stressful for parents of little ones, especially if you have a picky eater. It's easy to get stuck in a rut, but I thought it would be fun to share what I pack for my little ones each week when they head off to school. I have to be honest, I have been truly appalled by the choices provided in the cafeteria at my kid's school. I am all for moderation and having treats occasionally, but I've seen enough to make packing a lunch for my kids top priority.
Here's what was in our lunch boxes last week:
Monday: Ham and Cheese spread in flour tortillas, goldfish, berries, veggies and ranch
an applesauce for M and an orange for B packed in these containers
Tuesday: Diced Roasted Turkey, shredded cheese/cheese stick, whole grain crackers, veggies and ranch, cinnamon poached pears packed in our yumbox
Wednesday: Sliced roasted turkey breast and chive cream cheese in a whole wheat pita, cheese sticks, honey wheat pretzel sticks, veggies and dip, an orange for B and a dried fruit snack for M
Thursday: Ham and Cheese Bites (recipe here), whole wheat pita triangles, baby carrots, Pumpkin Granola Muffin, freeze dried apples, cheese stick
 Friday: Thanksgiving lunch at school- Turkey, stuffing, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, wheat roll, sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes. The top plate was mine, the bottom plate that's loaded to the brim is for my 8 year old who eats more than I do. He scarfed it down and I think he enjoyed it, but I was not thrilled. It was a special occasion that the kids were excited to share with me and I loved being able to join them at school but I think our boxes look much better than this does!
What do you think is the hardest part of packing lunch for yourself or your kiddos?


3 comments:

  1. This post is right up my ally! I love packing lil' lunches for my little ones...well for Kaia who is eight and I look forward to packing Marlee's who is just 20 months. It's all about variety, color and keeping it fun. We celebrate Meatless Mondays and I too agree about what most public school cafeterias have to offer, Kaia doesn't really like it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Jenn, I'm so glad you liked this one. I think this will be a weekly post from now on ;) You are exactly right about the color, variety and fun! That's what makes them want to jump in instead of turning their nose up at something!!

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  2. Wow! These look better than any lunch I have had....just yesterday, L was saying how much she was tired of corn dogs. You inspire me, Lauren W!!

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