Friday, May 22, 2015

Lunches: 5.22.15

Sandwich: 40g, blueberries: 5g, muffin with lime curd: 25g

The Boy has a leftover vanilla muffin with lime curd (though a larger one than the ones he took to school), along with blueberries, and a sandwich with cream cheese, ham, and cheese.  His snack is a cereal bar (not pictured, 28g).


The Girl has a leftover vanilla muffin with lime curd, with cherries, and a sandwich with cream cheese, ham, and cheese.

Happy Friday!  The kids are off school on Monday, so lunches will return on Tuesday.


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Recipe: Vanilla Mini Muffins with Lime Curd

The Boy's birthday was this week, and I didn't have a chance to make a school treat for him until today (birthday party is coming up on Sunday - plenty of food happening there, too!  Watch for the blog post).

He has recently discovered a love of lime.  I decided to make a lime curd for him, and put it inside vanilla mini muffins.

There's a fine line between a muffin and a cupcake.  These will be served at morning snack at school.  Thus - no frosting, and they are muffins.



The lime curd was very easy.  It came together in 10 minutes or so.  I used the recipe from Crazy for Crust, with fresh lime juice, and I strained the curd at the end, to give it a smooth and luscious texture.

The muffins could be modified in many ways, by adding fruit or nuts or anything you like.  I love a good versatile recipe.  I used this recipe from Dine and Dish for the muffins.  Mini muffins take only 10-12 minutes to bake.

To stuff the muffins, I just carved the center out with a sharp knife, and then spooned in a little lime curd.

Oh, darn, there's leftover lime curd... I know The Boy will be upset about that... I've got plans to incorporate it into his birthday cake.  More to come!


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Lunches: 5.21.15

Salad: 5g, trail mix: 14g, watermelon: 5g
The Boy has a salad for lunch today, with baby spinach, chopped vegetables, and sunflower seeds, along with ranch dressing, and couple pieces of ham.  He also has watermelon and trail mix.  His snack is a cereal bar (not pictured, 28g).


The Girl also has salad, with baby spinach, chopped vegetables, and sunflower seeds, along with ranch and some ham.  She has cherries and blackberries with her salad.




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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lunches: 5.20.15

Salads for lunches on this Wednesday!

The Boy has a salad with some ham, sunflower seeds to add to it, and some ranch dressing (I wrapped the cup in plastic wrap to keep it from leaking).  He also has some blueberries and an applesauce.  His snack is a cereal bar (not pictured, 28g).

The Girl also has a salad with ham, sunflower seeds, and ranch dressing, along with cherries and blackberries.


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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lunches: 5.19.15

Today is The Boy's birthday!  He will have his birthday party this coming weekend, but for today, he has a special lunch, full of some of his favorite things.

Sandwich: 30g, blueberries: 5g, bunny gummies: 15g, tortilla chips: 8g, watermelon: 6g
The Boy has a sandwich with ham, cheese, and baby spinach, along with watermelon, blueberries, veggie tortilla chips, and some pink bunny gummies.  His snack is a cereal bar (not pictured, 28g).


The Girl also has a sandwich with ham, cheese, and baby spinach, along with some veggie tortilla chips, cherries, and blackberries.




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Monday, May 18, 2015

Lunches: 5.18.15

Happy Monday!
Sandwich: 30g, yogurt: 10g, applesauce: 15g, crackers: 8g
The Boy has a turkey sandwich on a hot dog bun, along with an applesauce,  a yogurt, and some cheddar rocket crackers.  His snack is some homemade granola (not pictured,  18g).


The Girl has a  sandwich on a roll with turkey,  along with yogurt, blackberries,  broccoli and carrots leftover from dinner,  and cheddar rocket crackers.


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Friday, May 15, 2015

Lunches: 5.15.15

Friday lunches are simple.
Sandwich: 35g, applesauce: 15g, sour cream and onion puffs: 5g

The Boy has a turkey sandwich, sour cream and onion puffs, and berry applesauce.  His snack is a cereal bar (not pictured, 27g).


The Girl has a turkey sandwich, sour cream and onion puffs, and cherries. 

Happy Friday!  May the weekend bring you wonderful things.


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