Favorite Things Week – VPK School Lunch #2

For tomorrow’s lunch, I had my big boy choose what he wanted, make it, and pack it himself.

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For his second-to-last school lunch, he chose a ham, cheese, and mayo sandwich. I told him he could do it however he wanted. He wanted the top piece of bread to be upside down, and he wanted to cut it into thirds. He’s neat. He also packed pretzel sticks, red grapes, and a teeny piece of that outrageously yummy (and easy) chocolate cake with fun sprinkles, that I made earlier in the week.

Happy Wednesday!

Kristin

Three Lunch Thursday

Tomorrow is my Co-op day at my sons’ school. I get to enjoy my oldest for the entire day!

Here is my lunch:

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I made a salad (greens, bell pepper, yellow cherry tomatoes, carrots, and vinaigrette. I also packed a navel orange, green grapes, raspberries with semi-sweet chocolate chips in them, and some dark chocolate coconut bark. I can’t wait.

My Bigs’ lunch has the continued transportation theme. Although they are still learning about boats, I went trucks. Beep.

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I made a PB&J and used a pickup truck cutter on one piece of the bread. I added a few red sprinkles on top of the jelly to make it more of a profound (and less sticky) truck shape. I also packed pretzel sticks, green grapes, and semi-sweet chocolate chip stuffed raspberries for his dessert.

And for my teeny weeny Smalls:

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He requested a “triangle” shaped PB&J, about which I forgot. I just told him I went with a rectangle shaped one. And he bought it. 😀 I also packed green grapes, pretzel sticks, dried cranberries, and a chocolate chip cookie. He requested all of those.

Have a great Thursday!

Kristin

Over Your Head

The theme of this week has not been “lazy lunches”, although it might have appeared that way. It has, in fact, been transportation. I just have not been able to get my act together enough to do coordinating lunches, until now.

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Bigs has a little prop plane (I think) shaped PB&J (sandwich scraps eaten as a snack this afternoon). I also packed a mandarin orange, pretzel sticks, green grapes, raspberries, and a cherry chocolate cookie.

For my Smalls:

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I made another prop plane PB&J. I also packed pretzel sticks, dried apricots, raspberries, green grapes (without “bumps” [seeds], as he calls them – his little sensory self cannot take seeds of any sort, except in raspberries), and a cookie. For snack, he asked for Goldfish crackers. I also threw in an applesauce. He likes to dig in his lunchbox at snacktime.

Talk to me, Goose.

That’s all I’ve got.

Kristin

Ham On It

Tomorrow’s lunch is just as “creative” as today’s!

Hold your ears, folks (it’s showtime):

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It’s a ham, cheese (I use Applegate Naturals for both), and mayo on whole wheat. I also packed a few pretzel sticks, a fruit salad (strawberries, raspberries, and pineapple), and a chocolate cherry cookie.

That is all.

Kristin

Thursday Easter Lunches

Tomorrow is our “Friday” for school. My boys will have Easter egg hunts and a little Easter party. They are so excited!

Here is Bigs’ lunch:

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I packed a Peeps bunny shaped PB&J and used my Food Writers to add ear and eye details (and dang if I didn’t forget a nose). I know the OG Peeps bunnies don’t have ear color, but I thought it would help Biggie know what it is. I also packed pretzel sticks, dates, a mandarin orange, red grapes, a cherry chocolate cookie, and two little jelly beans. I used my Peeps cupcake wrappers and a bunny cupcake pick as decoration.

For Smalls:

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I packed half of a PB&J sandwich, pretzel sticks, red grapes, a cherry chocolate cookie, and one jelly bean. He gets no decorations because he cannot yet be trusted.

Happy “Friday”!

Kristin