Without further delay…
My son’s lunches
Omelet with taco and refried beans inside and daiya cheese, sliced apples, corn muffin, applesauce, baby carrots
I send leftovers, especially on Mondays. Child care menu: Pizza bake, veggie blend, orange, wheat dinner roll
Rice, apples, turkey breast cutlet with ketchup, pepper (CSA), bar
I wasn’t able to visit the farmer’s market and get fresh peaches the previous Sunday because we had a commitment. Instead we went to the grocery store and bought apples. Child care menu: Cheesy chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, strawberries, rye bread.
Chopped chicken sausage, goat yogurt, melon, carrots, corn muffin, pretzels
My son went off yogurt for awhile (remember the coconut milk yogurt? that was getting wasted and since it was expensive, I stopped buying it). My husband bought goat milk yogurt and he ate it for a couple days. Then stopped. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted. Child care menu: Meatballs in spaghetti sauce, pasta, baby carrots with dip
Melon, applesauce, Applegate bologna with rice cheese sandwiches, radishes and the spinach (CSA), pretzels.
My son enjoyed the radish chips I made when we got radishes in our CSA at the beginning of the summer, but he is not a fan of them raw. He told me they were “spicy.” Points for trying them though! Child care menu: beef taco, cheddar cheese, lettuce, veggie blend, pineapple chunks, soft tortilla
Bacon, applesauce, melon, broccoli (CSA), bar
As you can tell, by Friday I’m so over packing lunches and they start to look like this.. Child care menu: Macaroni and Cheese with chicken, tomato wedges with ranch dip, cranberry applesauce, wheat bread
Turkey sandwich with spinach (CSA), pickles (farmer’s market), homemade potato leek soup (CSA), KIND bar
I used David Lebovitz’s recipe for Potato Leek soup. The soup was perfect for the changing weather.
Turkey breast cutlet with rice and pecans, apple/pear (neighbors’ tree), pepper (CSA), KIND bar
Our neighbors have a tree that produces these beautiful Asian pears (at least that’s what I think they are). The wife doesn’t like how they taste and told us we are welcome to pick as many as we would like. So we visited with a paper grocery bag. I loved them — the taste is fresh and juicier than an apple.
Potato leek soup, sausage, corn muffins, baby carrots and two apple/pears
Can you tell I was running late that morning?
Bologna sandwich with lettuce (CSA), melon, apple/pear, spinach and radishes (CSA), KIND bar
When I packed my lunch as a kid, I loved bologna sandwiches! Also if you are not a big salad fan, I think starting with a little bit is a great way to get in the habit of eating greens.
Bacon salad with carrots and broccoli, daiya cheese, apple/pear, dressing, KIND bar
One of the salads I adored buying years ago was a bacon, cheese, and ranch salad. I tried to recreate it here and you know what? It was delicious. Friday’s lunch was my favorite all week.