Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lunches: 10.23.14

I know that lunches have been kind of apple-heavy lately.  It's Vermont.  Apples are in season.  I haven't been grocery shopping in a while.  I'll get some more interesting produce soon.

Danish Pancakes: 34g, yogurt: 12g, apple slices: 4g, carrots: 2g
The Boy has more of the Danish pancake puffs, some vanilla Greek Yogurt, apple slices, and baby carrots.  His snack is a banana (not pictured, 28g)


I made some baked risotto (my go-to way to make risotto.  It might not be traditional, but it is delicious and easy - two of my favorite things) for dinner on Wednesday, served with peas and fire-roasted corn and some pulled pork I made in the crockpot the other day, and The Girl wanted leftovers in her lunch.  She also has some sour cream & onion puffs, and apple slices.  Her snack is a granola bar (not pictured).


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lunches: 10.22.14

The kids have some Danish Puff pancakes from Trader Joe's in their lunches today.  You can make your own pancake puffs if you have the right pan.  I love these little pancake puffs.  They are fluffy and delicious.  I promise they are not doughnut holes.

Danish Pancakes: 34g, Greek yogurt: 12g, apple slices: 8g, carrots: 2g
The Boy has Danish Puff Pancakes, some vanilla Greek yogurt, apple slices, and some baby carrots.  His snack is a banana (not pictured, 28g).


The Girl has Danish Puff Pancakes, vanilla Greek yogurt, apple slices, and baby carrots.  Her snack is a granola bar (not pictured).




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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lunches: 10.21.14

Don't miss your chance to win my Vermont Smoke and Cure RealSticks giveaway!  It ends at midnight tonight.

I had a horrible headache while I was packing lunches last night, so they are pretty basic - but delicious, nonetheless.  

Sandwich: 30g, carrots and hummus: 2g, apple slices: 8g, sour cream & onion puffs: 8g
The Boy has a sandwich with hummus and ham, some carrots with hummus to dip in the little container, apple slices, and sour cream and onion puffs.  His snack is a store bought yogurt smoothie (not pictured, 23g).


The Girl has a sandwich with hummus and ham, clementines, apple slices, and sour cream and onion puffs.  Her snack is a yogurt smoothie (not pictured).


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Monday, October 20, 2014

Lunches: 10.20.14

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Sandwich: 30g, grapes: 5g, apple slices: 8g, sour cream and onion puffs: 8g
The Boy has a ham sandwich on homemade bread with hummus, with some apple slices, grapes, and sour cream and onion puffs.  His snack is a yogurt smoothie (store bought and not pictured, 23g).


The Girl has a ham sandwich on homemade bread with hummus, along with clementines, apple slices, amd sour cream and onion puffs.


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lunches: 10.16.14

The kids have no school on Friday (due to a teacher inservice day), so Thursday is the last day of their week needing lunches.

Naan sandwich: 50g, yogurt star cookies: 10g, apple slices: 8g, sour cream and onion puffs: 5g
The Boy has a turkey and hummus sandwich on naan bread, with some yogurt star cookies, sour cream and onion puffs, and apple slices.  His snack is a yogurt (not pictured: 29g).


The Girl has leftover veggie burger and chutney on naan bread, with some yogurt star cookies, a couple clementines, and sour cream and onion puffs.  She has a yogurt for snack (not pictured).


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Lunches: 10.15.14

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Wednesday lunches are simple sandwich lunches.

Sandwich: 45g, apple slices: 6g, Pretzel chips: 15g, yogurt star cookies: 10g

The Boy has a sandwich with hummus and pesto, along with some turkey and lettuce.  He also has apple slices, pretzel chips, and a few yogurt star cookies.  His snack is a granola bar (not pictured, 23g)

The Girl has a sandwich with hummus, pest, turkey, and lettuce, along with apple slices, clementines, and a few yogurt star cookies.  She has a granola bar for snack (not pictured).


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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Vermont Smoke and Cure RealSticks

As a Vermonter, I always love when I find something wonderful that I can put in lunches that is also from Vermont.  I've found just that in Vermont Smoke and Cure.

The wonderful folks over at Vermont Smoke and Cure were kind enough to send me a variety pack of their delicious RealSticks.

RealSticks are made with real meat, flavored with real spices.  There is nothing artificial added, and they have 50% less fat and 40% less salt than most other snack sticks.  That makes me pretty happy about packing them in lunches for the kids (and snacking on them myself).  If you are sensitive to gluten, you don't have to worry - these RealSticks are gluten free.


They have wonderful flavors, too - Chipotle Beef & Pork, BBQ Beef, Ancho Turkey, Uncured Turkey Pepperoni, Cracked Pepper Beef & Pork, and Honey Mustard Turkey.


The Chipotle was the only one that was a little spicy for the kids.  They like all of the other flavors.


My only wish was that they were a little smaller and could fit into the Easylunchbox without cutting them up, but that's a pretty minor complaint.


They would be great for a hiking snack, too.  I think I'll keep some on hand for extra energy during those hikes.

They ship, so you could order your own stock of the RealSticks, or you could also peruse some of Vermont Smoke and Cure's great other products - they have some phenomenal looking bacon, ham, sausages, and summer sausages, as well as gift boxes and even t-shirts and hats to show your love.  You could get some really great gifts for people on your list, and who doesn't love the gift of delicious food?

Now for the fun part - the good folks over at Vermont Smoke and Cure have offered to give one of my lucky readers their very own RealStick variety pack!  Enter on the Rafflecopter below, and good luck.

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