I know you guys like to see what I’m eating for lunch and what I’m sending for my kid. I still feel like showing you our food is like showing you something deeply personal. Well, I guess that’s because food is personal.
It was a week where I really made an effort to match up what my son was eating with what they were serving at day care. Click below for lunch pics…
Pancake, bacon, broccoli, (syrup), strawberries,
muffin, kale chips
It was a lunch with all of his favorite foods. They told me he ate everything and I wasn’t surprised. Thankfully he was healthy again too (when he’s sick, he stops eating). Day care menu: ground beef, hash browns (rounded, formed oval), diced pears, diced carrots with yogurt and bread with soynut butter as snacks
Fish sticks, rice stars, avocado, applesauce,
bag with apple slices
I resorted to fish sticks because the other kids were going to eat cod nuggets.
I have learned to look for the MSC logo, which shows that the fish is sustainable.
My son ate all of his lunch according to his caregivers. Day care menu was cod nuggets, mac and cheese, applesauce, peas with fruit and cheese and crackers for snack.
Goat cheese rice mac and cheese, salmon, green beans,
applesauce, yogurt, apple slices in bag
Thanks to one of your suggestions, I’m using goat cheese in his mac and cheese (since he can’t handle cow dairy). He’s enjoying it. Day care menu: diced ham with buttered noodles, bananas, green beans with fruit and ice cream as snacks.
Avocado, eggs, mac and cheese, apple slices, yogurt, bar
This was probably another one of those mornings where I’m running around with my hair on fire. Day care menu: scrambled eggs, tater tots, mandarin oranges, carrots with yogurt and pretzels with cream cheese as snacks.
Chicken taco meat with beans, cheese and crackers (for dipping),
yogurt, applesauce, bar
The day care menu was American cheese sandwich, chicken and rice soup, pears, peas with snacks of fruit and yogurt. Can you say processed, MSG, canned and more canned? — No thanks!
Pancakes, broccoli, (syrup), apple, kale chips, bar
The lunch was too small, not enough protein. I was super hungry after work!
Salad with apples and avocado, dressing on the side,
chicken sausage with rice
I did not want to make the same mistake the next day so I packed more food!
Salmon, rice, green beans, mandarin orange, apple
That was a great lunch.
Chicken taco meat with rice chips for dipping
and avocado as well as an apple
Again, another winner. That was a crockpot meal too. I don’t even remember exactly what I did.
Chicken salad with crackers and an apple
Those are by far the best gluten free crackers I have ever eaten. Perfect for mini-chicken salad sandwiches. The chicken salad was store-bought. I talked to the people and I know it was gluten and dairy free. My little guy chowed down on it and got a little red rash on his face. Soybean oil in the mayo of course! Probably genetically modified (didn’t one of you tell me that 90% of soybeans in the US are GM?)
Elimination diets are really a great thing. Take it out, then add it back and see what happens! It’s like an experiment (none of which I would have known had I not eaten school lunch for a year and started paying attention to my body).
Let’s recap my son’s dietary restrictions: No gluten, no dairy, no soy — yes goat milk and cheese. And me? No gluten, no dairy, no goat products, no chocolate — iffy on soy.
Can nothing be easy?