Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mini Corn Doggies

Today I'm trying something I've never tried before. It's sometimes hard to offer food cold that the boys are used to eating hot. These are morning star veggie corn dogs with carrots, apples, string cheese and olives. We will see how this one goes!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Shrimp Sushi

This morning's lunch is shrimp sushi using soy wrappers instead of nori seaweed wrappers, jello with peaches, some veggies and fruit and a little bit of bunny crackers. Happy Monday!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Here is our St. Patrick's Day lunch for 2011! In the past I've made green pretzel shamrocks and I've made pea-nut butter sandwiches. This year with some cute printables from How Does She I came up with shamrock shaped sandwiches, pears with greek yogurt dip, pea salad and a chocolate mint cupcake. Of course I had to give them green milk today too!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday Madness

Usually in our house Monday lunches are the hardest because Monday is my grocery shopping day meaning we usually piece together a lunch of odds and ends. Today wasn't too bad. We had yogurt, blueberries, cheese, bunny crackers and baby carrots. These things should always be on hand for these Monday type mornings!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Food Challenge!

I am always re-introducing hard boiled eggs to the boys in hopes they will like them eventually. Today I decided to entice them with some cute colored fish and car molded eggs. I even added all the other bento fabulous foods including checkered apples, chocolate swirl sandwiches, cheese on a pick and carrot flowers. If all that weren't enough I put the salt and pepper in that adorable little container. So here's the trick when it comes to getting your kids to eat some not so favorite foods. First try making it cute. If the cute doesn't work then dare them. We have food challenge occasionally in our lunches. The boys are given a challenge or sort of dare and often times that does the trick! Sometimes they are rewarded when they get home from school with a treat for eating the lunch challenge item. I don't know how long this will work but it's been very effective so far!
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Favorite

It is the last day of the work week and it has been full as usual. Today's lunch was super easy which always makes for a fun morning! Cold yakisoba noodles, pears, delicious Irish blarney castle cheese cubes and carrots. As a treat I gave the boys chocolate milk today, I predict it will be one of the few times they actually drink something with their lunch.