Thursday, April 16, 2015

School Healthy Lunch Competition

Today Amy. Rose & Heidi participated in the School Lunch Challenge.

Each student had to write a paragraph about what should be in a healthy lunch and talk about the food groups and their health benefits Then they had to plan and make a healthy lunch to bring to school to be judged. They were working on ideas for the past few days. They sure had plenty of ideas!

Here's what they made (with a little help, all choices were theirs, some chopping was mine).

Amy, Age 9


Amy chose, cucumber & carrot sticks (from our garden), a rainbow of fruits, Organic Valley mozzarella cheese stick, 2 Lady Moon Organic grape tomatoes, Natural no salt almonds and an Applegate Naturals ham sandwich.

Rose, Age 7, vegetarian


Rose chose boiled egg on organic spinach (that is one egg split in half with the yolk removed), berries, carrots, grape tomatoes & bell peppers, unsweetened coconut & pepitas, with an Applegate Naturals ham, Applegate Naturals cheese & mustard sandwich.

Heidi, Age 5



Heidi chose carrot sticks from our garden with organic ranch, Organic Valley mozzarella cheese stick, natural no salt almonds, strawberry from our garden & clementine, pineapple and an Applegate Naturals ham & mustard sandwich.

They were to be judged on  their Nutrition Paragraph, Nutrient content - 1 point for each food group actually included, Eye appeal - 1 point for each colour in the lunch, Original use of vegetable - different and fun ways in which the vegetable are included and bonus points for a litter free lunch and 1 point if their drink was water. The Nutrition paragraph plus a photo of the lunch of the 3 winners from each class are to be submitted to the health department and would be judged against the other schools. 

A good effort by all, I am pleased with their lunch creations. 
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Snack box lunch packed in a Planetbox Rover


Remember me? So... I haven't blogged since October. I've found life to be very busy and I haven't photographed a single lunch until now. I found a moment this morning to take a photo of two lunches. Yay! Back on the wagon ;)

Snack box Lunch packed in a Planetbox Rover.


This was for Heidi. She has a boiled egg (yolk removed), grapes & strawberries (from our garden - deelish!), some nuts, apples, carrot coins with a bit of ranch dip and 2 slices of Peanut Butter Bread from one of our favourite lunch cookbooks. The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on The Planet.

If you haven't bought it yet - go and get it right now. You will love it!

Heidi ate everything in her lunch save a few nuts.


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Friday, October 24, 2014

Gluten Free, Dairy Free lunch with Chocolate Chip Banana Bread



Yesterday, I posted one of Rose's favourite kinds of lunch - the snack box. Today her Planetbox has her second favourite kind of lunch - salad.


Rose has Applegate Farms chicken strips, red grapes, dairy & gluten free choc chip banana bread (recipe from Natural Nutrition) with probably a bit too large of a smear of dairy free butter like spread! The main compartment has all of her favourite veggies in a salad - romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, yellow mini bell pepper, carrot coins & cucumber.

When she came home she said it was the best lunch ever, even the chicken. Love her.


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cheese & Crackers lunch



This was a lunch for Rose from a couple of weeks ago. I am taking a children's natural nutrition course right now - this one breaks the rules as the cheese wedge & graham crackers were not the best choices- but I was using up some items that we still had on hand. We're a work in progress!


Rose has - apple slices, green grapes, mini bell peppers and snap peas, Laughing Cow cream cheese spread & cheddar cubes, graham crackers & pumpkin seeds.

I love the Yumbox for this kind of snack style lunch. Little bites of many items. Rose loves her lunch to have this kind of variety.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Simple lunch in our new Yumbox Panino


We had two very scary storms here in Bermuda. First Tropical Storm Fay and then a week later Hurricane Gonzalo. I am happy to report that we are all fine and have power restored at our home. 

Here is a today's lunch for Heidi packed in one of our new Yumbox Panino containers.

Ham sandwich with cheddar cheese topper, apple slices, orange slices & almonds.


I'm sure that it will come home empty - hers always does!



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