A Better lunchbox – Week Two

By Tuesday evening last week Sofie was showing signs of having caught a cold. We ended up keeping her home the rest of the week so she could rest up and not spread any germs around school. 

Thus, only 3 meals below. Interestingly though, on Monday I spent a little extra time at her school and had the opportunity to take a slightly more in-depth look at what her classmates had for lunch. The thing that struck me the most was how many plastic bags (ziplocks, etc) were used. Almost every meal had one and some had 2 or 3. Those will really really add up after a year’s worth of lunches! Not that I never use them. I’m not judging. But I have made a commitment to myself to try to use them less often at home, and never for Sofie’s lunches or snacks. We all have to finds things that work for us, and for me this was one area that was easier to change. I found that it isn’t that hard to find alternatives for lunches and snacks. I still owe you a post about some of the containers we use for her lunches, and I will post pictures of the reusable snack bags we use which work out. Maybe some of them could work for you too.

Monday: IMG_0645

  1. Avocado Maki – premade from Whole Foods (She would eat this for every meal of every day if we let her)
  2. Green beans – steamed, organic from our Veggie CSA
  3. Edamame – frozen, steamed and very lightly salted
  4. Strawberries – organic from our Veggie CSA

Consumption: She all of the strawberries and left only 2 pieces of sushi. But only ate a couple green beans and edamame. I was actually with her while she ate lunch, since she had had a bit of a melt down over a diaper change. I think that affected how much she ate.

Tuesday:

 Lunch 2010 09 14 (5)

  1. Star sandwiches – organic whole grain bread, with a light spread of Olivio, cut into star shapes
  2. Colby cheese – organic cheese stick, cut
  3. Ham flowers – Nitrate free ham, cut into flower shapes
  4. Strawberries – local and organic

Consumption: She ate the cheese, strawberries and one sandwich. Some meals she just isn’t into meat.

Wednesday:

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  1. Whole wheat pasta – plain
  2. Colby cheese – organic cheese stick, cut
  3. Carrots – Nitrate free ham, cut into flower shapes
  4. Strawberries – local and organic

Consumption: She actually stayed home sick and hasn’t had much of an appetite. She just nibbled on this later in the day.

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