I’m coming at you with this post a little later than I would like. Last Friday, I had all my photos set to go but when it was time to sit down and put the weekly lunch post together, I just couldn’t muster any enthusiasm. I’m so ready for the school year to be over and for our family to shake up our routine a little (but at the same time I’m also dreading it!) I definitely have a case of the lunch doldrums.
Monday’s lunch for Wyatt was strawberries, a couple chunks of cantaloupe, a hot dog bun, rice crackers and some sliced salami. That looks like a ton of salami, but it’s really just 6 or 7 slices that are folded up. The hot dog bun was leftover from a barbecue we hosted on Saturday. You will see a lot of hot dog buns in this post.
On Tuesday Augie’s lunch was leftover pasta, Trader Joe’s soycatash, and some chopped up turkey meatballs. The pasta is whole wheat and it’s in the shape of zoo animals — elephants, monkeys, hippos, lions, giraffes. Hecka cute! The kids were crazy for it and they didn’t even notice that it was whole wheat which was nice because normally that is a big point of contention. I got it at a regional grocery store called Fresh and Easy that is quite a long drive from my house so I probably won’t get my hands on any more any time soon. Next time I’m there I’ll stock up!
Wyatt’s lunch had another hot dog bun (whole wheat this time), strawberries, garlic shrimp, pretzel nuggets and a chunk of apple. My husband brought the shrimp home from a fancy work party he’d attended the night before. I gave Wyatt one to taste to see if he wanted them in his lunch and he liked them so much that he ate a huge serving for breakfast. Tough life for a six-year-old, don’t you think?
We’re finally starting to get cherries at our local farmers market! Yay! Stone fruits are my favorite. I packed some pitted cherries for Augie (if I don’t pit them, he swallows the stones!) along with a frozen rice ball, frozen mixed veggies (his babysitter heats them), and more meatball chunks.
Wyatt had school lunch.
On Thusday, Wyatt had yet another hotdog bun, more strawberries, baked tofu that I cut into strips and some pretzel sticks.
Finally, I cut loose a little with Friday’s lunch. “Cut loose?”, you say. Why yes — I packed potato chips in Wyatt’s lunch!
Wooo! Don’t tell the lunch police!
He also consumed the Dark Side — rather than allowing the Dark Side to consume him! — with some Star Wars ham sandwiches. Grapes and strawberries rounded out the meal.
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