Tuesday, 5/28/13 - Catching up on some old lunches... I utilized a variety of leftovers and extras in these, and each girl got to try a little something new. Nothing fancy.
Lunch for the Preschooler
|1/2 Rhubarb Crisp Muffin donut, organic apples and sugar snap peas, Ranch, |
dye-free "Peep," leftover GF mac-n-cheese with vegetarian bacon crumbles
Since I had a kind of bird theme going, I chose an owl fork I found at Target in their dollar section. And while I was at it... a marshmallow bird!
The "Peep" is leftover from after Easter, when I found these at Whole Foods... NOT on clearance! Blarg. But the look in her eyes when she saw them, we HAD to get them! They were a bit stiff and chewy this long after Easter, but really, stale marshmallows are my faaavorite kind!
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Lunch for the Podling
|Organic sugar snap peas, GF cheese crackers, hummus, seaweed crumbles, |
leftover GF mac-n-cheese with vegetarian bacon crumbles, organic apples
And both girls got leftover gluten-free macaroni and cheese... I'm pretty sure this was Annie's Homegrown brand of gluten-free mac-n-cheese, but Trader Joe's is another one we like. Both are quite tasty.
Since I always sneak in some squash, sometimes I have to "spruce up" leftovers, since the flavors get stronger over time. So I crumbled on some coconut bacon I had found at a vegan grocery in Portland while I was down there for the weekend. Most vegetarian "meat" products have gluten, so it's hard to find stuff that we can actually eat, if we want believable substitutions.
Z noticed that it tasted a bit funny, but liked it just fine and ate it all up. I either use this "bacon" trick or add dairy-free cheese whenever she says my macaroni is yucky. Which is all the time now, since I'm trying to perfect a dairy-free version that doesn't rely on processed cheeze substitutes.
Lunch for the Mama
|(Everything's organic) apples w/SunButter, celery w/SunButter and raisins, |
hummus, tomatoes, purple and green broccoli, baby heirloom tomatoes, carrots, celery
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