School hasn't started here yet, but we got a little "trial run" with a week of all-day camp at Z's new school. So I made sure to send her with lots of love... and some fun riddles, thanks to the new Lunchbox Love Riddles cards!
I used durable plastic playing card covers to protect the Lunchbox Love notes in her lunches, so they wouldn't get damp or messy. I like being able to re-use them!
I already featured the first three lunches in a previous post, so I'll start with the last two from that week!
[Disclaimer: I was sent several packs of the new Lunchbox Love sets]
|GF waffle sticks w/Sunbutter and Enjoy Life chocolate chips; organic rainbow carrots, apples, blueberries|
Thursday, 7/31/14 - Since Z's new school has a pool, they offer swim classes as part of their Summer program. So this riddle was perfect! ("What doesn't get any wetter, no matter how much rain falls on it?" Water!)
I got an awesome deal on a waffle stick maker in the hopes that it would be easy to make lunchbox-friendly gluten-free waffles. And I was right! Win! To try and make some leftover waffle sticks into a healthy(er) lunch, I added some Sunbutter for protein. And Enjoy Life chocolate chips on top because they taste ah-mazing with Sunbutter, but also because they're less messy than syrup!
|Organic apricot, dye-free Canadian Smarties, goat milk Gouda, olives, tomato sauce, toasted GF roll w/garlic salt|
Friday, 8/1/14 - I'm usually too lazy to make a MOMables Pizzable, but as always, they're a big hit! This time I used a gluten-free roll and cut it into thirds to make perfect thin little pizza rounds. I toasted them up (because toasty is better!) and added a little garlic salt on the tops (also makes gluten-free bread taste better!)
I packed her sauce in a Mini Dipper, but then totally forgot to pack a utensil for spreading. Doh!
Since I try to pack a special treat every Friday, I included some chocolate Smarties that my friend Candy Girl sent from Canada. Our Smarties are some kind of pressed candy powder. But theirs are candy-coated chocolates. Plus they're made with natural flavors and colors up there! Someday, America... Some day.
|Organic raspberries w/Enjoy Life chips, organic yellow carrots, Glutino crackers, organic pickles, tuna w/mayo|
In addition to the pickles, I added some carrots cut with a tiny heart cutter.
|Coconut Peanut Spread, Glutino crackers, cinnamon sugar pretzels, organic sugar snap peas and strawberries|
|Organic champagne grapes, homegrown green and purple beans, GF Sunbutter-jelly sandwich, |
chocolate-covered blueberries, plus Chiquita Bites apples with grapes for snack
Wednesday, 7/30/14 - Back to basics with a (nut-free) PBJ. I kept it fun with the cupcake Lunch Punch though!
I'm not 100% clear on how they do lunch at this new school, but from what I gather, the kids are allowed to snack on their lunch and/or snack throughout their free choice time. So I made sure to send healthy snacks every day as well. Some days I needed easy ones, so the Chiquita Bites packs were perfect! [Disclaimer: Chiquita sent me an assortment of Bites for free.]
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