Monday, September 5, 2011
Back to School Lunches
I did enjoy seeing the nicely packed lunches- sometimes there were cut out sandwiches in little shapes, a little skewer of brightly coloured fruit, a homemade cookie- all things that showed a little love. I was inspired.
I hope that by packing a healthy and homemade lunch, I can show my daughter a little love in her lunchbox. And if she doesn't yet realize it, a more tangible way to show her love is to include a little note, so I keep a little package of sticky notes on the fridge with a pen and stickers. I recently found a great little booklet with tear-out lunch jokes for my little comedienne, which will be a great little addition too.
Here is my daughter's list of favourite foods that we came up to keep us both inspired for back to school lunches. I think I will be posting them on the fridge for ideas when I do too many repeats. I really liked her ideas so I thought I would share them with you in case you are in the same lunch box boat!
Lunchbox Ideas (always with a side of veggies)
Baked Beans in thermos with buttered bread
Quesadilla on whole wheat tortilla with bean and cheese & sour cream
Cucumber & cream cheese sandwiches
Buckwheat crepes & fruit
Tuna sandwich with cookie cutter shape
Cold hamburger (hmmm...interesting suggestion?)
Cream cheese, celery and raisin logs with honey'd bread
Hard boiled egg, buttered bread, veggie sticks
Cream cheese & veggie roll up on whole wheat tortilla (grated carrots, sliced red pepper, cuke)
Cucumber & avocado sushi with soy sauce
Chickpea salad with veggies
Grated carrot salad with edamame and crackers
Whole wheat pizza with cheese and organic sliced meat
Real macaroni & cheese (not the bright orange version)
Homemade muffins, cookies or squares (especially pumpkin & blueberry ones and banana bread)
Currently I am in the middle of baking and freezing the following for our easy lunch treats: