Friday, September 14, 2012

This Week in School Lunches

I missed posting last week's lunches. Lunches were packed, and pictures were taken. But time got away from me, so they never made it into a post. One thing I like about taking pictures of the lunches that I pack for my girlie is that it's a visual record for me. It reminds me to offer variety. As much as she loves grapes, I don't want her to get sick of them. So after looking at this week's pictures, I realize I need to get a different fruit for next week.

Just a few notes. 1) I pack LB's lunches in an insulated bag with a cold pack on the bottom so her food will stay cold until lunch time. 2) I pack her lunch as I'm cleaning up after dinner. I knew it would happen sooner or later that on a Wednesday night (we eat at church), I would forget. I did. So Thursday morning after my workout, I had to scramble & pack her lunch amidst the usual morning chaos. 3) One of my goals is to pack as few processed foods as possible. Although sometimes when I'm shopping, I get "seduced by the coolness" (TV show reference anyone?) of certain packaged products. They are nice for a treat, but I don't want rely on them.

Monday: cheese pizza sticks (huge victory here, until this past weekend she wouldn't eat pizza because she didn't like sauce), string cheese, whole wheat crackers, Angry Bird cheese crackers, & grapes. Snack: peach slices.

Tuesday: PB & banana on whole wheat, grapes, pumpkin cookies, & peach slices. Snack: grapes

Wednesday: carrot sticks, grapes, peach slices, mozzarella cheese, & whole wheat crackers. Snack: homemade granola bar.

Thursday: PB & banana on whole wheat, grapes, carrot sticks (grapes used as filler), & a snack mix. Snack: homemade granola bar.

Friday: corn dog muffin, grapes, peach slices, snack mix, & pretzels. Snack: homemade granola bar.

Have a healthy weekend! For more kid lunch inspiration, check out Following in My Shoes.

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1 comment:

  1. I wish I could send PB&J -- that would eliminate a lot of battles with Mr. Boy!