Tuesday, August 5, 2008

all about the granola.



it's almost time for the kids
to go back to school.
i've been thinking about school lunches.
i found some good ideas on flickr
a few weeks ago,
however, now i can't find the ones
i liked the most!!

mostly i just want my girl to have a healthy lunch.
none of this
"ketchup counts as a veg" crap.

any ideas?
here's what i have so far:
i always send her with bottled water or 100% fruit juice.

what we call the pyramid platter:
a wedge of babybel, grapes, a hawaiian roll, and some turkey.
then there are variations on:
tuna on crackers, apples, juice and a granola bar.
peanut butter on a bagel, bananas, animal crackers.
chicken salad on melba toast, strawberries, gogurt, babybel.

the thing is, she likes small portions of a variety of things.
i'm thinking i will be taking daily pics of her lunches
just to post and share with other mommas in the same situation.
anyone interested in doing the same?

6 comments:

Chriselda said...

yo yo!
you are such a cute mom!
i love you for it.
anyway, i wanted to share the whole "bento box" take on packin' lunches for kids. my friend has a daughter with severe food allergies and she does this for her since she has to pack her lunch everyday. it's fun for the kids - so they avoid that whole "brown bag" lunch complex and are actually excited about their lunches.

since you're already planning awesome food, i thought, hey! might as well send my girl the link to package it up all nice and groovy!

i miss you in the face gloria.
i'll be there in a month!

Chriselda said...

oh. bwahaha! i guess a link would be nice, no?!?!?!

Bento Boxes

staceyfike said...

i don't have kiddoes to pack lunches for but i just wanted to say damn that sounds good, i wish you could come fix me lunch every day!

and now i'm hungry.

kimmyk said...

my kids eat those salads to go. they're like a salad you make in a bowl. some are broccoli salad some are carrot salad. and usually a bagel and a half a peanut butter and jelly.

my abbie eats in small bites too. little things but a whole bunch of 'em. it's crazy. 2 slices of turkey and a pack of crackers.

this is a good idea. i'd love to see how you do this because i'm always telling them to make good choices. it would be helpful if i bought better foods myself. if abbie had her way she'd eat chicken pot pies 5 days a week and adam would eat pizza and gatorade 7 days a week.

Kate Michele said...

whats babybel?

EatCrayons said...

Keegan is definitely a small portion eater, so we do the Bento thing and she loves it! The variety I can fit in her lunch is, well FUN. I've enjoyed this blog a lot http://bentolunch.blogspot.com/