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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lunch from home...test run...try, try again...

K...well...
my kids aren't that excited about bringing a
lunch from home.
Even with their COOL new lunch boxes...
The hamburger and pizza they served today for school lunch
was very tempting to them, 
and Brynley even got one of her friends
to share some of her pizza with her. 

Today in their lunch box I packed
carrot sticks; 
grapes and blueberries; 
almond butter and honey sandwich on wheat 
and a water...
Yaaa....
Pretty boring...
Most of which they brought back home with them.

According to my 8 year old,
they only have 5 minutes for lunch.
She assured me that she wasn't talking either, lol...
Hmmmm...
I'll have to check the schedule.

So...as far as the great lunch ideas,
I plan on trying a recipe for a nutritious cookie...
some of the ingredients being
ground flax seed and coconut oil...
I will post the recipe after I try it myself
and see if it makes my girl's lunches any more exciting, lol...
TRY, TRY AGAIN...

How can I beat chocolate milk and a cookie though?


5 comments:

Shilo said...

I'm so glad you have this blog. I'm really trying to start feeding us healthier and hopefully develop good habits for Kindred early on. We'll see. Maybe this website: http://www.thespunkycoconut.com/ will have some helpful ideas to spruce up their lunches a bit! Way to go!!! (And good luck! :))

Angie said...

Thanks for the website! Can't wait to check it out...

amy said...

Same with my kids...if they want any recess time at all, they shovel their food in and are outside in 5 minutes flat!
Its tough to compete with school lunches, but I think they grow to appreciate what you send.

herbivoremeals said...

Well, admittedly I homeschool - problem solved, lol. But, for what it's worth I would check out http://veganlunchbox.blogspot.com/ (the archives, I think 2008 and earlier especially) for super cute fun lunch ideas.
Other than that, chocolate almond milk - either buy unsweetened and add agave, or make your own in a high powered blender. Little fruit kabobs are fun too, you'll see those on the vegan lunchbox blog I think. I used to make sandwiches with thin apple slices and nut butter. Good luck with this.

Angie said...

Thanks for the info! I'm definitely doing home lunch this next school year...I just can't stand the thought of my kids eating frozen hamburgers and corndogs every day for the next year for lunch...!