*spoiler alert* Clearly the school turned out to be a great fit! I am so glad we opted to pull her out of public school. It's great for most kids - I thrived in public schools growing up. But my child needed something different, and I will forever be grateful that they still had a space open so late in the Summer!
Heart-y Cracker Stackers
|Z's lunch: Organic carrots and blackberries, salumi, sliced goat cheese, Van's GF Perfect 10 Crackers|
Since I had cut her carrot coins into hearts (freehand,) I went ahead and used silicone heart cupcake molds to separate all the ingredients, and a mini heart cutter to make the goat cheese shapes for the Cracker Stackers. And I threw in a cloth napkin with a heart print as well, to complete the theme.
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|E's lunch: Organic applies, raspberries, carrots, and tomatoes; Van's GF Perfect 10 Crackers, salumi, goat cheese|
Peanut Butter Jellyfly
|Z's lunch: Organic carrots and blueberries, Lovely Candy chocolate chew, Udi's GF PBJ|
|E's lunch: Udi's PBJ bites, organic blueberries and carrots|
|Z's lunch: Organic snap peas and blackberries, goat cheddar, olives, organic marinara, GF tortilla|
|E's lunch: Leftover GF goat cheese and olive pizza; organic carrots, snap peas, champagne grapes, blackberries|
Disposable Field Trip Birdie
|Z's lunch: Organic blackberries and snap peas, Glutino preztel chips, Sunbutter Squeeze Pack|
I found these flimsy polystyrene bento boxes with lids at Daiso a few years ago and grabbed a pack to use for something like this! I used a disposable bento cup to keep her berries separate, and a disposable oval bento cup for her pretzel chips. These cups are disposable like paper muffin liners, but the pattern is on the INSIDE to be seen better in lunches, and there's a thin lining of plastic to help prevent moisture transfer. Wasteful, but fun when you're supposed to throw everything away!
|See the birdie details on the lid? So cute!|
Super Simple Friday
|Z's lunch: Lovely Chocolate Swirl Caramels, Udi's GF PBJ sandwich; organic carrots, grapes, and apples|
Since I always try to include a treat on Fridays, I sent a few all-natural chocolate caramel chews. They have dairy in them, so I can't eat them. But a small enough amount I can let the girls have them once in a while without ill effects.
Tools of the Trade
Bonus: Here's a pic of Little E feeding one of the goats at Z's new school. We started saving our wilted greens and carrot tops and such to bring after school each day, since both girls enjoy feeding the goats and sheep and llama and alpaca! And when we run out, the girls start pulling weeds! Lol!