Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lunches: 10.2.14

Happy Thursday!  Quick and non-exciting lunches for the day, but they are going to be yummy!

Sandwich: 30g, apple slices: 5g, apple snack sticks: 4g
The Boy has a sandwich with hummus, pesto, and turkey, along with some apple slices and some apple snack sticks.  His snack is a granola bar (not pictured, 22g)


The Girl has a sandwich with hummus and turkey, along with half a peach, and some apple snack sticks.  Her snack is a granola bar (not pictured).


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Lunches: 10.1.14

It's October!  The Boy has a field trip to a pumpkin patch today, which is a great field trip for a beautiful October day.
Sandwich: 35g, watermelon: 5g, bean crisps: 3g, star cookies: 8g
The Boy has a sandwich with hummus, pesto, and smoked turkey, along with watermelon, bean crisps, and yogurt star cookies.  His snack is a granola bar (not pictured, 22g).


The Girl has a sandwich with hummus and smoked turkey, along with half a peach, bean crisps, and yogurt star cookies.  Her snack is a granola bar.


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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lunches: 9.30.14

How did it get to be the end of September already?

I cooked up some mini beef tacos from Trader Joe's for lunches for the kids.  They love them, and anything mini is good in my book.

They have the same lunch for this Tuesday.

Lunch for The Boy -  Tacos: 20g, Banana Apple Sauce: 14g, apple slices: 4g, bean crisps: 6g
Lunch for The Girl
They have some beef mini tacos, banana apple sauce, apple slices, and some green bean crisps.  They both have a granola bar for snack (not pictured - 22g)

Disclaimer: Though I used Trader Joe's products, this blog is not sponsored by Trader Joe's. All opinions are my own (or the kids')


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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lunches: 9.29.14

Happy Monday!

The Hubby and I have leftover pizza for our lunches (not pictured), and the children have leftovers, too.
Apple slices: 4g, watermelon: 5g, gnocchi; 12g, bean crisps: 3g, chicken: 3g, yogurt star cookies: 8g
The Boy has leftover gnocchi and chicken, along with some watermelon, apple slices, green bean crisps, and yogurt star cookies.  His snack is a granola bar (not pictured, 22g).


The Girl also has leftover gnocchi and chicken, with a peach, apple slices, green bean crisps, and yogurt star cookies.  Her snack is a granola bar (not pictured).


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Friday, September 26, 2014

Lunches: 9.26.14

Happy Friday!
Dinner!
We had some Trader Joe's Gnocchi alla Sorrentini for dinner on Thursday, and I made some chicken to go with it.  The kids loved it, so they asked for leftovers for lunch.

Gnocchi: 15g, chicken: 3g, bean crisps: 5g, watermelon: 5g, apple slices: 4g
The Boy has leftover gnocchi, some chicken, green bean crisps, watermelon, and apple slices.  His snack is a granola bar (not pictured, 22g).


The Girl has leftover gnocchi, chicken, green bean crisps, half a peach, and some apple slices.  Her snack is a granola bar (not pictured).

Disclaimer: Though I used Trader Joe's products, this blog is not sponsored by Trader Joe's. All opinions are my own (or the kids')


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lunches: 9.25.14 - Shel Silverstein Blog Hop

We love Shel Silverstein in our house.


My father loved reading it to us as kids, and in turn, to our children.  He is funny and inspiring at the same time, poignant and silly.  His poems touch me and make me smile, and they are also really fun to read aloud.  Dad's favorite was "Boa Constrictor" - he loved making different voices and the swallowing sound at the end.

The kids are huge fans.  The Girl was picked to recite some poems for Memorial Day last year in school, and she chose a couple Shel Silverstein poems, in honor of my father, who was a Veteran.


When I found out that it was Shel Silverstein's birthday, I knew that I wanted to honor that with special lunches.  My Bento Bloggers & Friends agreed, and thus was born the Shel Silverstein Blog Hop.

Picture from Falling Up
This could have made  fun lunch...


Picture from Falling Up
The Girl liked this one, but I thought it was too simple
Picture from Falling Up
... I could have packed a snake in their lunches.  That would have been funny.
It was tough to pick a couple of poems to honor in lunch form...

Picture from Falling Up
I settled on "Advice" from Falling Up for The Boy.

Quesadilla: 10g, watermelon: 5g, ABC cookies: 10g, bean crisps: 3g, apple slices: 4g, carrots and ranch: 2g

His lunch is a cheese quesadilla on top of a container of watermelon, along with ABC cookies, bean crisps, carrots with ranch, and apple slices.  The poem in the background is also from Falling Up (we have other books, but this was the first one I grabbed for inspiration).  His snack is a granola bar (not pictured: 22g).

Picture from Falling Up
For the Girl, I made her a lunch based on "Carrots," from Falling Up.


Her lunch is a cheese sandwich with the image on it, on top of a turkey bologna sandwich, some bean crisps, ABC cookies, carrots with ranch (I hope that she eats them the right way!), and some apple slices.  Her snack is a granola bar (not pictured).

The poem on her background, Invitation, is one of the ones she recited at the Memorial Day assembly last year.  It is one of my favorites.  It is from Where the Sidewalk Ends.

Though you can't see them, I also wrote a couple of my favorite poems on the Lunchbox Love notes.

Want to see what my Bento Bloggers and Friends have come up with?  Hop on over to Bent On Better Lunches to start the journey.


As a note, I have to post earlier than the others, due to the fact that The Boy's school nurse needs the carb counts for his lunch first thing in the morning. When you click on the button to go on to Bent On Better Lunches, there will be a place holder until the other blogs go live, at 10 AM (EST).




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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lunch for The Boy: 9.24.14

Would you believe that The Girl was sick on Tuesday, so she didn't eat her salad again?  Luckily, it still looks good, so she's going to have that for lunch.

As for The Boy, we decided to pack a little breakfast-for-lunch.
Pancake Puffs: 30g, banana applesauce: 14g, watermelon: 5g, bologna: 1g
He has some Danish pancake puffs (from Trader Joe's), stuffed with a little marmalade (The Boy loves his marmalade), along with a banana applesauce, watermelon, and some bologna.  His snack is a granola bar (not pictured, 22g)


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