Saturday, September 4, 2010

Back to School - Week 2 (Friday)

Friday's snacks = Grapes, plum and granola bar for S, grapes, plum and almonds for E and grapes and pirate booty for A (who didn't have preschool... whoops! (oh well, he enjoyed eating it at home)
Friday = E's lunch was pasta with tomato sauce in the thermos, pirate booty, grapes, cucumbers and dip for the cucumbers.
Friday lunch for S was a sandwich, grapes, pirate booty and veggies.

Back to School - Week 2 (Wednesday and Thursday)

Wednesday snacks = E had cantaloupe and granola bites, A had cheese and cantaloupe and S had cantaloupe and cheese with crackers.
Wednesday lunch was a sandwich with a cheddar and pepperoni heart on top, watermelon and two cookies.
Thursday snacks = S had cantaloupe and granola bar, E had cantaloupe and almonds, A had grapes and cereal.
Thursday lunch = grilled cheese, grapes and a cookie.

It is nice making snacks for A this year. Unlike his brothers he is thrilled to discover what I packed him. Enjoying this while it lasts...

Back to School - Week 2 (Monday and Tuesday)

Monday snack for S and E was grapes and granola bites.
Monday lunch for S and E was mac an cheese with green beans in the thermos and strawberries, watermelon and cake in the side container.
Tuesday - S' snack on left is peach which cheese and crackers. E's snack on right is peach with almonds.
Tuesday = A's snack is cheese and grapes on skewers. I wondered weather it was appropriate to send the skewers to preschool... I didn't hear anything from the teachers so I think it's ok. I know A will not use them as "weapons"...
Tuesday's lunch for S and E was pizza, cookie, plum and some raw veggies.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Back to School! - Week 1- Part 3

Thursday for S and E - strawberries and granola bites.
Thursday snack for A - cheese and crackers.
Lunch for Thursday - a sandwich with a cheddar star on top, grapes and a cookie.
Snack on Friday was half of a fruit leather, some sweet peppers and carrots from the garden.
Lunch of Friday was a banana muffin, a peach, a granola bar and some cheese and grapes on skewers.

Back to School - week 1 - part 2

A and I joined S and E for lunch on Tuesday. This is A's lunch - pesto pasta with garbanzo beans, plum, cucumbers (from the garden!) and potato chips.
Mommy's lunch on Tuesday - tomato soup (it was a cold day and I was in the mood for soup..), quesildilla, plums and cucumbers.
Snacks for all three boys on Wednesday - apple sauce with cinnamon. Yep..... This is why I would never call what I do "bento." Some mornings, pouring some apple sauce out of a jar and sprinkling cinnamon is all I've got in me. ;)
Lunch for S and E was a mock "lunchable" - crackers, turky, pepperoni and cheese, cantelope and a granola bar.

Back to School! - Week 1 - part 1

I'm back!!!!! So much for all my good intentions of posting lunches over the summer.... The reality was that I really didn't make many individual lunches. I guess the joy of summer is having the kids all together with me. We did eat lunch away from home quite a bit but since we were all together, it was easier to pack a group lunch - one box of sandwiches, one of fruit etc. I guess I'm lazy when it comes down to it!

In fact, as I've discovered that in the "have a blog and posting your kids lunches" world, I am certainly not nearly as creative or hard working as most. My lunches are pretty basic. I debated not posting anymore but I think I will for a little while at least. If nothing else, I can share that it can still be fun even if the final lunch is not a masterpiece. And it can still be somewhat cute even if you only spend five minutes packing it. :)

S and E are in second grade this year and my "baby" A is in preschool three day s a week so I will be packing snacks for him too. Two children in E's class has life threatening allergies to dairy, eggs and wheat. Although they are not asking us to avoid those foods, I am making an effort to avoid them for snacks. I would HATE to be to cause of a serious allergic reaction in a child! And since I am lazy, S will get the same snack most of the time so his will be dairy, egg and wheat free too. Luckily lunch is not a problem as the allergic kids are sequestered at their own table. Also A is in a nut free classroom.

So here are the lunches and snacks for the first week of school! (Part one since blogger will only let me put 5 photos in a post.....)

Snack for Monday - half of a plum, some sweet peppers (the boys are LOVING these recently), a piece of granola bar and some gross gummy fish that are pure junk but the kids will think are a great treat. And look Melissa, my World Market Store is finally stocking these little boxes! They are just the right size - about as big as a deck of cards.
Monday lunch - of course Pizza! My boys absolute favorite! Along with the pizza, they had cantaloupe and apple cobbler.
Tuesday snack for S and E - almonds, cantaloupe and sweet peppers.
I have been wanting one of those sandwich sealers for a long time but couldn't justify the +/- $10 cost and huge shipping especially when I wasn't convinced it would work on whole grain bread. I was THRILLED to find this wonder bread sandwich sealer at Walmart! Fro less than $2 it was worth a try. I wouldn't say it works great on the whole grain bread but it worked pretty well.
Tuesday Lunch - a sealed cream cheese and jelly sandwich, more peppers, potato chips and a plum.

Hmm... seems I forgot to take a photo of A's snack for Tuesday.... He had cantelope and fruit leather I think but didn't eat much of it as it was one of the kids birthdays and he had cake!