Monday, 9/24/12 - No clue why I packed a lunch this day. Err, I mean, I always make a fun, healthy lunch for my child! Even if we're not going anywhere, using a segmented container such as an EasyLunchbox, divided plate, or muffin pan ensures I stretch myself to provide a variety of healthy choices from more of the food groups! I would never EVER just slap a hot dog (uncured, of course) and ketchup on a plate and call it lunch! *cough*
|SunButter,/honey/banana Wafflewich, string cheese nibblets, Kale Chips, carrots w/Ranch|
This lunch was actually pretty quick and painless. While the Trader Joe's whole grain toaster waffles were toasting, I sliced some cheese nibblets and carrot flowers (used a V-shaped blade to slice down the sides of the carrot before cutting,) poured Ranch into a mini muffin cup, and added in some Kale Chips.
I knew I wanted to cut the wafflewich, to make it easier to eat, and arranging it in this manner gave me a nice space in the middle for a muffin cup. Usually the silicone bear cups take up too much space, but this time the appendages fit perfectly over the waffles. I chose SunButter and honey mostly because I thought they'd taste good with the banana. And for another fun way to make a nut-free lunch!
Easy as pie! Took longer to toast the waffles than it did to assemble the lunch!
She wasn't a fan of the bananas in there. I think I'll stop trying to put fruit in her sandwiches. She hasn't liked any combinations I've tried thus far. And it's not like she doesn't eat enough fruit elsewhere.