Saturday, September 28, 2013

Simple "Trip to the Farm" Lunches

Tuesday, 7/30/13 - Z had drama camp in the morning, then we had to head to the farm to pick up our weekly CSA share. So I packed lunches to munch on together in the car before setting out.

Mama's Lunch
Peanut Butter and Co Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, Hail Merry chocolate macaroons, organic apples, organic salad
(red lettuce, carrots, golden and red raspberries, blueberries, sunflower seeds, hemp hearts, raisins, dressing)
I was sent a variety pack of Peanut Butter and Co products to use in our lunches. I thought for sure that the Dark Chocolate Dreams would be my favorite, and the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl my least, but it ended up being the other way around! I cannot express how crazy delicious it is to dip apple slices into some of their Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter. Ambrosia!

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She's Got My Heart!
Organic strawberries, carrots, and sugar snap peas; Smart Puffs, GF Dark Chocolate Dreams PB sandwiches
The girls really like the Dark Chocolate Dreams flavor from Peanut Butter and Co, and when I'm feeling too lazy to get out the jelly, it works well with plain PB or by itself instead of a PBJ. I don't mind sharing it with them because, surprisingly, I don't really like it. Except with strawberries or marshmallows! Mmm mmm!

Little Super Star!
Organic strawberries, carrots, and sugar snap peas; Smart Puffs, GF Dark Chocolate Dreams PB sandwiches
Little E got the same lunch as Big Sis, only with less food. And a star theme, to change it up a bit.

The girls love eating side-by-side, but I have to be careful and plan ahead to give them similar lunches. E gets into a snit if she feels she's being slighted in the lunch department!

We spend a lot of time eating in the car for many reasons. One, we live near Seattle, and it's usually too cold and/or wet to picnic outside. Or we're someplace without convenient picnic tables and amenities... and it's always close enough to traffic to entice my little runner to scarper off and give me heart attacks.
And Two, we either have somewhere to be and no time to go home (and get everyone out, and fed, and back in) or else I'm afraid E will fall asleep on the way, and I prefer that she eat first!

Plus, when they're safely strapped in, they can focus on eating rather than trying to climb around in the car and mess up all of Mama's buttons! And I can sit nearby and eat my lunch in peace! Ahhh!

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