Showing posts with label Kids Lunches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kids Lunches. Show all posts

Friday, September 27, 2013

Paleo Kid Week 4

School has been going great for the little guy with tons of new fun songs (and a few annoying one's thrown in). We still have the occasional snack that goes uneaten but all of his lunches have been  finished for the last 10 days or so.

Here were two from this week:

Snack: Apple and Sun Butter (Sunflower Seed Butter)
Main: 2 Fresh Pickles, Raspberries, Tomatoes, Ham Slices

Snack: GoGo Apple Mango Sauce (So convenient and nothing bad in them)
Meal: Half a cucumber, Tomatoes, Blackberries, and a bunch of smoked Polish Sausage.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Paleo Kid Lunch Retry

So yesterday's meal looked great. If it wasn't for filthy children and stomach bugs, I think he would have had a great meal. Instead, the dreaded phone call from the school came in at lunch time and a quick trip to school was required to retrieve the little guy.

He seemed fine after a little upchuck and we had a great afternoon.

Here's what the next day's meal became.

Applegate Roast Beef rolls, Veggies, 5 Strawberries (Requested), and the uneaten chocolate coconut ball.
Morning snack that he never seems to eat is a sweet potato and apple muffin and some blackberries.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Paleo Kid - Day 9

We've kind of gotten into a routing packing lunch for school now with a couple of consistent favourites. The little guy came home from school today and asked what I had for lunch today. I told him Deviled Eggs. Of course he asked for those for his dessert the next day.

Deviled Eggs for dessert. Done! Here was his help with the rest of his lunch.

A Chocolate Coconut Ball for 'food', Deviled Eggs for 'dessert', Red Pepper's because we didn't have orange, and two apple wedges.

Snack is the remainder of the apple and some grapes.

What will the teachers think of this one?

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Paleo Kid Lunchbox

Today I came home and opened up our little guy's lunchbox to find it completely empty with the exception of a couple of apple chips that I threw in at the last minute.  That just became his after school snack.  No big deal.

While supper's cooking, I normally gather things together and get lunch made for the next day.  With some assistance from my special helper, I compiled tomorrow's lunch.

Snack - Sweet potato and apple muffin and applesauce
Lunch - Applegate farms roast beef, cucumber sticks, baba ganoush and grapes, blackberries and blueberries.

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Recipe - Kale Chips

We love kale chips.  They're, in my opinion, a delicious way to get your greens.  Even our four year old requests them.  All.the.time.

You'll need:
1 bunch of kale
A handful of avocado or coconut oil
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Chili Powder

Preheat your oven to 400*F.

Tear your kale off of the stalks and into small pieces.  Place onto a baking sheet.

I'm terrible at measuring, so I just pour some avocado or coconut oil into the palm of my hand and rub it on the kale.  Really massage the greens to make sure they're all covered in oily goodness.

Mix the salt and chili powder together, sprinkle over kale and rub with your hands again.

Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until crispy.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Paleo Kid Lunchbox

So, today we came home to another empty lunchbox.  Clearly requesting his input is the best thing that we can do to ensure that he'll eat his lunch.

This evening we packed up lunch again.  I was also informed by my 4 year old that 'we only have one snack time Mommy'.  So, I suppose I won't send two snacks anymore.

Lunch - Hungarian sausage, roasted broccoli, red peppers, baba ganoush, blueberry lemon muffins from Practical Paleo and grapes.

Snack - Apple and babybel cheese.  In an apple container, of course.


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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Paleo Kid Lunch - His Input

So the end of the week meal last week didn't go all that great other than him eating the sweet things. Plan C, we ask for his input on his lunch and have him help make it. That's what we did tonight. With just a little bit of redirection here's how we fared.

Snack #1 - Sweet Potato and Apple Muffin + Blackberries minus Blackberries eaten tonight.
Snack #2 - Strawberries (Luckily no allergy to these in his classroom, yet!)
Lunch (Food time) - Peppers, Tomatoes, and Baba Ghanoush, Chicken with Franks, and 4 Dates.

I wonder what they'll think of us sending a kid to school with hot sauce on his chicken. "I swear he asked for it!" will be my answer with thoughts of Dr. Phil going through my mind.

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Paleo Kid - Meal 2

So it turns out the kids have an hour long lunch time and that was reassuring since the little guy can be the slowest eater in the world. We felt better knowing that he would have the time as he is often a grazer.

For the end of the week meal, I packed up two Hardboiled Eggs (Peeled), Carrot sticks, Green Beans, Baba Ghanoush, and a Fruit Leather. Snack #1 was a Cheese Round and Cucumber slices. Snack #2 was some Salami and sliced Peppers.

It looked great and would be a great lunch for him and I (more on that shortly) most days and he would devour it; one egg in about 30 seconds I'm talking.

Well I guess he got a bit distracted since he only ate the Green Beans and Fruit Leather for lunch. Oh, and a mini cheese for a snack. That's it. All the rest came home and became my meal for my shift last night.

Day 1 intake - 3 lbs.
Day 3 intake - 1/4 lbs.

He was so happy though after school. I'd be Staaaaarving (from his favourite Robert Munsch book) after only that.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Paleo Kid

My kid started kindergarten today.  He was a champ.  He caught onto what to do immediately and chatted up his teachers; telling them all about his backpack and lunch box.  I have no idea why, but I have been having anxiety about what to send in his lunch bag.

Fueling my child with healthy, whole foods is extremely important to me.  So, on his first day, we have chicken strips, peppers, carrots and cucumbers.  Baba ghanoush for dipping and coconut date balls for dessert.

I've had some folks ask about the containers.  They're Easy Lunchboxes.  The little dippers that are made by the same company are perfect for sending dips and such.

We get home and I pull out his mail package; the usual stuff is in there.  And then I come to the allergy paper.  No nuts, no biggie.  Well then I look at the suggestions for meals and snacks for people to send for their children.  I absolutely am disgusted with what is being suggested for people to send with their children to school.  

And with this said, I'll be documenting the lunches that I'm packing and sending to school for my little friend.

Any wonderful snack ideas or healthy lunch ideas that you like to send for your kids?

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