Friday, September 13, 2013

First week of school lunches

Not super impressive, but it's a start, and hey, we made it through the first week! :-)

Him: mixed berry-kefir smoothie, turkey roll ups, whole wheat blue berry muffin, fresh picked strawberries

Her: whole wheat chocolate chip muffin, turkey roll ups, pistachios, avocado

Leftover: avocado

Her: ww chocolate chip muffin, apple-pb sandwich, strawberries and a raspberry, pistachios

Him: mixed berry-kefir smoothie, apple-pb sandwich, ww blueberry muffin, strawberries

Leftover: her apple-pb sandwich (which she ate as an after-school snack) and a strawberry

Her: turkey roll ups, pistachios, strawberries, leftover chocolate chip pancakes

Him: mixed-berry-kefir smoothie, strawberries, leftover blueberry pancakes, apple-pb sandwich

Leftover: her berries

Her: turkey roll ups, grapes and strawberries, ww chocolate chip muffin (from freezer), almond crackers, pistachios

Him: mixed berry-kefir smoothie, turkey roll ups, ww blueberry muffin (from freezer), strawberries

Her: almond crackers, apple slices, pistachios, homemade uncrustable (from freezer)

Him: ww blueberry muffin (from freezer), homemade uncrustable (from freezer), apple slices, mixed berry-kefir smoothie

Leftover: two of her apple slices

Note: The repeating smoothies and pistachios are requirements for each kid...not lack of creativity from me. ;-) And the little girl is very fruit-resistant, thus the almost daily fruit leftovers. Still, we keep trying! One thing I really like about our lunch system is that the kids return everything to their lunch bags/boxes so I can see what they ate each day. It took the little guy about half the year last year to figure out how to eat in their short lunch period, but now he finishes everything almost every day...especially because they don't have snack time in first grade.


  1. Happily, the fruit-resistant girl has been eating more fruit at breakfast than she used to, choosing several pieces among banana, cantaloupe, pear, nectarine, maybe even a berry or two!

  2. LOL...fruit-resistant girl...Alex was fruit-resistant as well, I just never knew what to call it. That said, he would down vegetables (every single kind) like there was no He's still that way...wonder what we call that? Fun to see their lunches. What was in yours?