This week we’ve got several Halloween lunches, a “D” lunch and lots of regular old, boring lunches that are the sort I put together on a day when I’m super-tired:
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Monday both boys opted for leftover spaghetti with turkey Italian sausaage in our thermal jars. I gave both of them a side car with raspberries. Augie also had cukes and Wyatt had carrots.
On Tuesday, Wyatt had a pizza quesadilla, white cheddar popcorn and grapes. Fast, simple and he ate all of it.
Augie had a leftover turkey, bean and cheese quesadilla from dinner the night before, along with oranges and grapes. It seemed a little boring so I quickly added a “trick or treat” pick and a spider ring at the end.
Both of these lunches were packed in our EasyLunchboxes.
Wednesday, I packed Wyatt a Halloweeny lunch in a Laptop Lunches box: a pumpkin “donut” (really just a muffin baked in a donut pan) with a plastic spider ring decoration, caramel apple candy corn, raspberries, blackberries, radishes, carrots in a square silicone cup, bean dip and turkey meatballs with a “Happy Halloween” pick.
Augie’s lunch featured this week’s letter of the week at preschool: D! Did you know that it’s really hard to think of food that begins with a “D”? There are very few fruits and veggies and even fewer that my five-year-old will eat! Here’s what I came up with: pumpkin donut, dip (hummus), delicious carrots, snap peas and cucumbers, a dog sandwich (instructions for recreating this sandwich are in my book Everyday Bento: 50 Cute and Yummy Lunches to Go — available for pre-order now), delightful berries and dill pickles. After I sent Augie off to school, I realized I didn’t include the letter “D” anywhere in this lunch. Dang it! This was packed in our PlanetBox.
Wyatt got another Halloween lunch yesterday. The top box there includes homemade gravestone tortilla chips that I wrote “RIP” on with a food-safe marker, along with black bean dip “dirt”. He also had carrots and radishes with a spider ring, a pumpkin muffin that I stabbed with a cookie knife (the “blood” is actually red gel icing), turkey spirals and berries. This was packed in a Laptop Lunches box.
Today Wyatt had a pretty eclectic lunch. I’ve been fighting a cold and I just wanted to throw something together quickly, so I gave him canned pineapple, Monsters University Cheez-its, radishes, a whole grain fruit bar (recipe from Weelicious Lunches) and mini pepperoni. Kind of a weird combo, but these are all some of his favorites so I bet he’ll eat everything. This was packed in our Yumbox.
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