Pepperidge Farm Goldfish– A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

While I generally tried to avoid mass produced packaged products, or at least opt for more wholesome brands, I am guilty of letting my daughter eat Pepperidge Farm Goldfish. It happens those times I find myself in a store that carries them, my daughter wants a fun snack and lights up at the cute critters. … Continue reading

A Better Lunchbox–Week 42, Jun 20 – Jun 23 2011

Last week of school! I can’t believe my little sweetie has been in school a whole year. She has grown so much, it has just been amazing to watch. Looking forward to a summer of fun and wishing you the same! Monday Cream cheese and Strawberry Jam Sandwiches – organic multigrain bread, organic cream cheese, … Continue reading

A Better Lunchbox–Week 41, Jun 13 – Jun 16 2011

Only one school meal this week, we tagged along with my husband on a work trip to Austin, TX. It was my first time there and despite the insane high temps (100+!) we had a wonderful time. A real foodie haven! A huge blog post to come on must “eats” if you find yourself in … Continue reading

A Better Lunchbox–Week 40, Jun 6 – Jun 9 2011

Monday  Rice balls – organic sushi rice molded into shapes and decorated with nori cut outs Broccoli – organic, steamed Pork chop – Organic, pounded thin, seasoned with garlic salt and pan seared in olive oil Blueberries – organic and local  Consumption: She left a few pieces of broccoli Tuesday – stayed home. Wednesday Organic … Continue reading

Fresh Fruit Beckons Everyone, Even Children

I wish I had a photo to share of the gorgeous strawberries I put out this morning. They were very photo worthy…so tantalizing in fact that they didn’t last long enough for me to snap a shot before my daughter got to them. We only had about 5 strawberries left, and I tend to prefer … Continue reading

A Better Lunchbox–Week 36, May 9 – May 12 2011

Monday I thought I’d share a different view of the pizza I make for Sofie. Here is is baking in the oven right before school. It is so quick and easy to make that it is worth it to make it fresh. Pizza that has been in the fridge just isn’t as tasty, especially since … Continue reading

A Better Lunchbox–Week 35, May 2 – May 5 2011

Monday   Organic Sprouted wheat bun (1/2) Boccalone Italian Sausage – grilled the night before for dinner (http://www.boccalone.com/ ) Cherry Tomatoes – organic Blueberries – organic and local Consumption: She left 2/3 of the bun (it was a lot for a 3yr old) and a few pieces of sausage. Tuesday Organic Whole Wheat Alphabet pasta … Continue reading

A Better Lunchbox–Week 34, April 25 – April 28 2011

Sofie had another battle with sniffles, not 100% sure whether it was a cold or allergies. She was in good spirits, except the runny nose, and eventual cough. She tends to prefer to use the back of her hand to wipe her nose than a tissue which leads to a very sore lips and cheeks. … Continue reading

A Better Lunchbox–Week 33, April 18 – April 21 2011

Monday    Chicken/Spinach/Rice – organic ground chicken, organic spinach, garlic, shallots, organic sushi rice Strawberries – organic and local Consumption: She ate most of everything. Tuesday   Cheese and spinach quesadilla – organic tortilla, organic Mexican cheese blend, organic spinach Carrots – organic carrots, raw, cut into flower shapes Strawberries – organic and local Consumption: … Continue reading

A Better Lunchbox–Week 30, March 28 – March 31 2011

We kept Sofie home again on Monday but by Tuesday she was well enough for school and enjoyed the rest of the week playing with her friends and working on projects at school. Monday – stayed home sick. Tuesday Cream cheese and strawberry jam sandwich – organic whole wheat bread, organic cream cheese, Happy Girl … Continue reading