[This post contains affiliate links.]As always when I'm stumped for ideas or need to use up a specific ingredient fast, I turn to my weekly MOMables menu plans for inspiration! Most people use them to plan out their weekly lunches, and even a few dinner ideas, with shopping lists and recipes and everything. But I'm not even organized enough for THAT! Ha! So I just save my menu files and go through them when I need ideas.
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Z's lunch is in an EasyLunchboxes with a Bright lid, and Baby's has the Classic lid. We only have one set of the new Brights, and since Baby and I don't really have a color preference, and Z likes the Brights, we let her have them all. For now.
Cloth napkin from Red Poppy Crafts on etsy. I packed it flat in the large compartment and it kept the crackers and pea pods in their respective places.
|Leftover GF cake, organic sugar snap peas, Crunchmaster and Van's GF crackers, |
tuna w/mayo, organic apples w/raspberries
Z likes to put the tuna on the crackers herself (which is good, as they'd probably get soggy by lunch otherwise,) so I included both a spork and a little color-changing stir-stick thing that came with some Trix (naturally flavored and colored) yogurt. She likes pressing the stir stick to the ice pack to change the color, then warming it back up in her hand. And if it didn't work for the tuna, she always had the spork to fall back on. And eat the cake with...
There is a local gluten-free bakery we like to go to on Fridays after Z's occupational therapy appointment. They use artificial colors and flavors though, so our selection there is somewhat limited.
Z happened to spy a slice of chocolate cake with raspberry filling that the owner said would be safe for us, so she got that while Baby and I ate our usual frosted gingerbread cookie (Helloooo! Deeelish!) Z couldn't finish it all, and I dislike fruit filling, so we parsed it out as a treat the next few days.
|GF bread w/PB, organic sugar snap peas and raspberries, leftover GF teriyaki chicken w/brown rice|
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