Wednesday, May 19, 2010
lunch box update
Packing Andrew's lunch everyday has become a smashing success. I seriously love it. I get such a kick out of filling up each little compartment, tucking it away in his backpack, and then getting back a (usually) empty lunch box after school. When I open it up and see that all that food is gone, I feel like Andrew just said, "you know what Mom? You are a rockstar."
And since I was in a lunch packing groove, I decided to double my fun. Now I pack Dave lunches too! I don't pack his everyday. If he has a lunch meeting or some other lunch plans, then his lunch box sits sad and lonely in the cabinet.
The lunch I sent with Andrew today is pictured above. He got strawberries, a chicken-apple sausage cut up, pickles and grape tomatoes and a cream cheese and jam sandwich on a whole wheat roll (his school doesn't allow peanut butter because of allergeis...so we've been on a major cream cheese kick!). In the little blue container I put chocolate chips!
Dave's lunch is pictured below. He got grapes, tomatoes and olives and a salad with baby greens, sunflower seeds, carrots and celery. There is balsamic vinegar in that little squirter bottle. His sandwich has mustard, cheese and vegetarian deli "meat" on a whole wheat roll.
Dave has a harder time finishing his lunch than Andrew does. In fact, Andrew often eats all of his lunch and comes home ready for an after school snack. They must be having him jump through all kinds of hoops of that school of his! A calorie burning machine!
Other lunch facts:
It takes me about 15 minutes to make both lunches.
I try to pack all 5 food groups in each lunch.
I got my lunch boxes here.
I get lunch ideas and inspiration here.
And that's the scoop on lunch.
Posted by Dave at 10:00 AM