My daughter is now in KINDERGARTEN. AHHHHHH. Anyway, lol, it's new to me so I wasn't sure how long lunch would be/how snacks would work out. The first day I packed a lot of food, just to see how it would go. Turns out, lunch time is a bit short and she says she never has enough time to finish it. It's 30 min long, which seems like TONS of time to me, but, of course, she's 5 years old surrounded by other 5 year olds. Playing/talking is probably what's occupying lunch time. She now gets one snack(instead of two like in VPK.) I try my best to give variety, so she's not eating the same thing everyday, put as much color as I can, balance out hot/cold meals, and to TRY and make it fun(if you read my last post, you saw some of my supplies.) Now that I'm part time at work instead of full time, money IS tighter. We eat pretty much, all organic(which costs more obviously.) I know the variety of her food might start changing because I'm going to try and find the best deals I can, instead of just buying everything like I used to.
Anyway, here are her lunches from the first day of school, August 24th, up until today, September 30th.
Lunch: Whole wheat, organic peanut butter and raw organic honey sandwich. Caprese salad(organic basil and tomatoes) organic grapes and blackberries.
Snack: Organic oranges, raw/organic cashews/pecans/almonds and walnuts.
Drink: ALWAYS WATER
Lunch: (hot) organic black beans and cheese dip with organic corn chips from TJ's, organic corn & sour cream to add on top.
Snack: organic apples & organic peanut butter.
Lunch: (hot) Organic whole wheat pasta with tuna & organic green beans. Organic grapes.
Snack: Homemade, organic whole wheat walnut/pecan mini muffins with organic blueberries.
Lunch: Whole wheat, dinosaur, veggie "bologna" sandwich, organic peppers with organic hummus. Vegan cookie dough bites made with almond/oat flour, for a treat.
Snack: Organic grapes.
Lunch: Organic whole wheat, provolone cheese wrap. Organic peas and organic oranges.
Snacks: Raw/organic pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews and Annie's brand "bunny snacks" for a treat.
Lunch: Whole wheat, butterfly, veggie "bologna" sandwich(she loves these, but I limit the fake "meat." Organic blueberries and raw/organic almonds and cashews.
Snack: Organic apple.
Lunch: Organic whole wheat pasta with organic peppers & organic broccoli. (Organic) strawberries and blackberries.
Lunch: (hot) Homemade, whole wheat cheese and artichoke pizza. Organic grapes & clementines.
Snack: Organic banana.
Lunch: Home made veggie sushi, made with quinoa, carrots, avocado, beets and nori(all organic) with honey mustard for dipping(she requested.) Organic strawberries and blueberries.
Snack: Homemade vegan peanut butter oatmeal cookies (SO GOOD) with TJ's cookie butter on top(she requested lol) as a treat.
She actually caught a virus this day, and didn't eat any of it(I DID lol)
Lunch: Veggie "bologna", provolone cheese, whole wheat crackers, organic hummus & organic carrots.(healthy lunchable)
Snack: Blueberries & blackberries(both organic)
Lunch: DIY TACO.TJ's whole wheat torillas with organic corn, cheese & organic, hormone/antibiotic free shredded chicken.
Snack: Home made vegan carrot cake, with vegan "cream cheese" frosting made out of cashews(SO GOOD) as a treat.
Lunch: Organic, hormone/antibiotic free chicken salad, made with vegan mayo, organic kiwi & whole wheat dinosaur bread.
Snack: Organic apples, organic peanut butter with hemp seeds & homemade, organic beet chips.
Red/white quinoa, black beans & corn(all organic). Dragonfruit.
Snack: Organic red peppers & organic hummus.
Homemade, organic whole wheat mini muffins with pecans, walnuts and vegan choc chips(frozen, defrosted overnight.) Organic free range hard boiled egg. Organic kiwi.
Snack: White pomegranate seeds.
Lunch: Organic whole wheat pasta with peppers, peas, spinach and feta cheese(all organic except cheese). Water melon balls.
Snack: Manzano banana
Lunch: Cheese pizza(not homemade, pineapples.
Snack: Organic corn & organic peas.
Lunch: TJ's whole wheat pita, with organic, free range scrambled eggs & cheese & orangic spinach. Caprese salad with home made basil pesto(organic basil & tomatoes.)
Snack: Organic grapes & red dragon fruit.
Lunch: (hot)Homemade (organic) bean, corn & cheese empanada.
Snack: Organic nectarine with organic brown sugar & organic soy milk.
Home made whole wheat pita chips for (organic, hormone/antibiotic free) chicken salad, made with vegan mayo. Organic edamame, organic tomatoes & grated parmesan.
Snack: White pomegranate seeds & organic/raw almonds.
Lunch: Italian bread with cheese, artichoke & organic, hormone/antibiotic free chicken. Organic pears.
Snack: Organic edamame & a cheese stick.
Lunch: (hot)Tj's mozzarella sticks and organic kiwi.
Snack: Organic apple.