Monday, August 29, 2011

Orange Bento

We are a week into this school year, and although I packed lunches all last week, I didn't get one picture of any of them. 
The note says "Orange you glad I packed your lunch?" 
I made the note in Word last night after searching for fun inspiration on lunchbox notes.  I didn't find one that was applicable, but I did find several that I'll share soon!
I used the Laptop Lunch system and included:
  • Carrot sticks and Ranch dressing
  • Goldfish
  • A sandwich with almond butter, spun honey, bananas, and apricot fruit leather decor
  • Mandarin oranges
  • and canteloupe in an additional container from Container Store

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Grilled Broccoli & Cheese

With several food allergies and some finicky-ness, lunch can be one of the trickiest meals of the day for me.  All of my kids LOVE broccoli, but it hadn't occurred to me until this week to put it in a grilled cheese!  I used leftover steamed broccoli, chopped it, and added it to a "standard" grilled cheese sandwich.  This allows for a protein/dairy, vegetable, and grain all in one neat package without any food substitutions or tricks.  They all loved it, and so did I!  I ate one, too.