Tuesday, 3/5/13 - I often pack lunches for Baby and myself, so Baby has something ready-made for when Z gets home from her morning preschool, and we only have an hour to get her inside, fed, pottied, in the car, and off to afternoon preschool. Plus that's usually when I make her preschool snack too. This way I can plop a lunch down in front of them both and get my stuff done. (Z's lunch gets sent to morning preschool as a safe "snack," then she eats the rest at home during our "lunch hour.")
Tuesdays, however, while Z is at preschool, Baby and I drive down to the farm to pick up our weekly produce share. So no time to make lunch then instead, if I didn't get it done earlier. Baby usually falls asleep along the way, so I park and eat my lunch until she wakes up or until we need to go in and get our stuff in order to leave in time to pick Z back up from school.
I pack them in our EasyLunchboxes because they're easy to stack in the cooler bag, and easy for Baby to fit on her lap in the car. Not that I let her eat unsupervised while I drive... *cough*
|Organic sweet peppers, mandarin, GF bagel w/cream cheese and garlic powder, organic berries and beans, hummus, Coffee with Dark Chocolate Chobani Bite|
The Udi's gluten-free bagels are pretty good. They don't have that chewy, smooth outer texture though, which is what I love most about New York-style bagels, and the reason I never bothered buying any other kind. Before, that is. But these will do.
I just found Udi's gluten-free Everything Bagels, which might be closer to what I'm looking for. Z and I like everything bagels!
And as for the Chobani Bite, I've heard people say that the Coffee with Chocolate Chips flavor tastes disgusting, or sounds disgusting. But to me, it's like a yogurty Frappuccino. Dairy is mixed with sweet coffee all the time, so I'm not sure why everyone has their panties in a bunch over this one. Anyway, it's my favorite of the Chobani flavors, but the Raspberry with Chocolate Chips is a VERY close second! The Bites are nice little 100-calorie packs, which make a great snack or complement to a lunch. I'm not a fan of all the wasteful packaging, but I've got to admit that the convenience of being able to just grab one and go (versus getting a spoon dirty and taking extra time to pack some in my lunch) is nice.
Baby's Sampler Tray Lunch
|Hummus, GF crackers, bread, and leftover chicken nuggets and sweet potato tots; cheese scraps, organic sugar snap peas, frozen organic peas, organic strawberries and blueberries|
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