Archive for November, 2013

Super Simple Super Hero Preschool Lunch

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

super simple preschool lunch


SUPER is the theme of today’s lunch! Super simple that is! Lately my time has been much consumed. Lots of stress at work, a child with an upcoming surgery and numerous other things that have distracted me from blogging! Nothing however has stopped me from packing lunch! In many ways it is therapeutic for me! When times are tough though, I keep it simple!

Today’s showcased lunch was packed for my 4 year old Trevor. Lately Trevor has been obsessed with superheroes! This is very entertaining for me as I know he has never seen them on TV, never watched a movie but yet he still knows all the superheroes! He loves Spiderman, Batman, Captain America, Iron Man etc. Where does this come from? Well lucky for me I have some Marvel Superhero Cookies cutters! These are a spring loaded press style cookie cutters and really you could use any cutter you could find!

Before I assembled today’s sandwich I simply pressed my cookie cutter into one of my bread slices. In this case a cutter depicting Iron Man! Trevor was excited! I popped in some organic apple sauce and some Original Tings snacks by Pirate Brands. I know this is not a fancy lunch but a great example of a simple but fun lunch I packed for me preschooler. Now he is asking for the other superheroes in the cookie cutter pack! I know I can easily deliver!

This lunch is packed in an Easylunchboxes container.



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Leftover Lunchbox: [Pizza and Salad]

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

garlic bread pizza and salad in easylunchboxes

Today’s lunch which I made for the grownups, is super simple! I started with dinner leftovers and threw in a little packing ingenuity! So simple actually it probably took me less than 5 minutes to pack!

So let’s start with the leftovers… Garlic Bread Pizza. It is just that, garlic bread made into pizza. I purchased the whole loaf of garlic bread at my grocer’s bakery department, already split and already topped with the garlic spread. I spread the bread with pizza sauce and topped with deli slices of provolone (you could use mozzarella and grated cheese instead of sliced provolone). WAIT… add topping if you want! It is then a small matter of baking until the bread is crisp and the cheese is melty! You certainly could make your own garlic bread very easily and it would definitely be a healthier option. This is however a great cheat for when you need to serve dinner really fast because you have some place to be (practice, game, open house etc). In my mind this certainly beats the drive-thru especially when paired with an easy salad!

In my EasyLunchboxes I packed:

  • A couple of good handfuls of a baby kale salad mix (I tossed some chopped walnuts on the mix). I used a pre-washed bag salad mix.
  • I topped the salad mix with my leftover pizza
  • I added my veggies for my salad in the larger of the 2 small compartments, in this case sugar snap peas, cucumbers and red peppers. After the pizza is eaten just toss the veggies on the salad mix. In a real subtle nod to this Italian style meal I patterned my veggies after the Italian flag! I even threw creamy Italian dressing in my mini dipper.
  • I finished this meal off with a red plum. I just washed it and sliced it.

If you have a heartier appetite do feel free to include an additional snack in a separate container! This was an easy dinner turned into an easy lunch! A win-win, right?



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