Friday, September 30, 2011

Pumpkins!

It's almost October.... so pumpkin sandwiches today :) I resisted the urge to make them Jack O Lanterns.

Amy & Rose have identical lunches. Heidi has hot lunch at school.
popcorn, honeydew melon, vitamins
strawberries & peaches, PB pumpkin sandwich

I really feel a bit tired/sick today - going back to bed ASAP to rest up for my busy afternoon!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Spot & his kitty friend.

Somehow - I missed taking a photo of Heidi's lunch today! Here are the other two.

Spot the puppy for Amy
diced peaches, strawberries, granola bar, vitamins
honeydew melon, Peanut butter sandwich with puppy cheese topper

Rarely do I use the food colour markers as I figure they probably don't need that added to their diet. Amy has been just begging me to to use them on her lunch. I think someone at school must have pretty coloured sandwiches! Well I decided to do it as a surprise today  - and when she spied me making her lunch she was so excited you would have thought I filled it with candy! She had to go for a vaccination today so I thought this might make her happy when she got back to school just in time for lunch. (She was very brave at the Dr.'s and the Dr was just fabulous with her as usual so I was relieved.)

Rose's Lunch - almost the same as above
diced peaches, strawberry, granola bar, vitamins
honeydew melon, strawberry jam semi-sealed sandwich (it didn't work out too well) with an American cheese kitty on top

There have been odd times where not much lunch has been eaten in the past 2 weeks or so. Amy claims that she doesn't have enough time. Rose doesn't really have an answer. I have been trying to put in more fruit and other things that they really like without many new items,  but I cannot tell if it made a difference or not. It's still pretty hot here and maybe they just really aren't that hungry at lunchtime. If it continues I'll ask the teachers for their thoughts on what might be happening.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

2 hearts & a crab.

Slow moving morning today. Very similar lunches for the girls.

Heidi's Lunch
lemon cookies, grapes, vitamins
strawberries & mandarin oranges, PB crab sandwich

This sandwich was supposed to be for Rose and I was going to make her an ocean theme. BUT Rose saw me making lunch and decided that she wanted the hearts like Amy instead. So a little switcheroo was in order!

Rose's Lunch
goldfish, strawberries, vitamins,
grapes & mandarin oranges, PB hearts sandwich
She also said she wanted goldfish instead of cookies - Done!
This was the reason I was going to make it an ocean theme in the first place. Ah well.

Amy's Lunch
lemon cookies, strawberries, vitamins
grapes & mandarin oranges, PB hearts sandwich.

Amy wasn't up yet so she missed out on lunch choices - I don't think she'll object to cookies in her lunch though :)



Friday, September 23, 2011

Bears for two

Both older girls have the same today (hot lunch at school for Heidi). It is very easy to make identical or almost identical lunches in the morning. I am the one who is having a hard time getting out of bed in the mornings so this definitely saves me some time.


honeydew melon, granola bar, strawberries, green grapes, gummy vitamins
teddy bear shaped ham sandwich.


I was going to attempt a more panda bear looking sandwich but just didn't have the energy today. Next time. I know the girls will still love all of the cute panda picks as they are a favourite.

ladybugs lunch

Ladybug sandwiches for my little ladies.

Rose's lunch
wheat thins, babybel cheese, green grapes, strawberries & honeydew melon
gummy vitamins, ladybug shaped ham sandwich with fruit leather decorations.


Amy's lunch
The only difference is the cheese as she doesn't like babybel cheese -
Amy has mozzarella cheese instead.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Roll ups!

Simple lunches for the girls yesterday.
Rose's lunch
Vanilla yogurt & sprinkles in the monkey cup, mini nilla wafers
honeydew melon & mandarin oranges, vitamin
Peanut butter & flour tortilla roll ups

Sorry about the messy patch over the spoon's nametag -- I couldn't figure out how to fix it!


Amy's lunch
butterfly crackers ( her choice), frozen frubes yogurt,
diced peaches & honeydew melon, vitamins, peanut butter roll ups




Monday, September 19, 2011

Beep! Beep!

Car sandwich today for Amy
popcorn, frozen frubes yogurt, vitamins
mandarin oranges & halved green grapes
Car sandwich with a little girl pick driver and fruit leather tyres.

These grapes were huge so I halved them to fit a bit better in the lunchbox. Normally I put mandarin oranges in the little dipper container to keep their juice from leaking out into the next comparment. Since it was just a few pieces today I blotted them with a paper towel. I think it will be fine. KMFX!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Simple Lunch

A very simple lunch for Heidi from last week.

mandarin oranges, ritz munchables,
honeydew & blueberries, frozen frubes yogurt (and spoon for oranges)
blueberries & honeydew melon, gummy vitamin
lunch punch puzzle pieces sandwich

 I think this is her favourite cutter -- she always eats her whole sandwich when I use this lunch punch.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Winnie the Pooh & Roo


Heidi's lunch -- I forgot that it was hot lunch today and sent her with lunch anyway. Darn.

Winnie the Pooh & Roo

Pooh shaped boiled egg, ritz munchables, gummy vitamin
cheese stick & raisins in the Pooh mini cup
honeydew, mandarin oranges, diced peaches
Roo sandwich - peanut butter

Well it's a kangaroo shaped sandwich to represent Roo not the actual character.
That honeydew was really pale (but tasty) and lunch looks kind of white today.
It's time for a trip to the grocery store!

Cute little doggy

Amy's friend got a new puppy this summer. She wanted me to make a sandwich to look like her friend's puppy. Well she got a little puppy but it doesn't look at all like her friend's Yorkie. She has a good imagination though -- she can pretend :)

diced peaches, granola bites, frozen frubes yogurt
honeydew & blueberries, gummy vitamins
little puppy in the doghouse sandwich - fruit leather and a sugar eye

This was yesterday's lunch and she ate almost everything :)

Ocean Theme

Ocean themed lunches today. Amy took a book about dolphins for show and tell so it matches -- but mostly because the girls begged for shark bites!

Amy
fish shaped boiled egg, ritz crackers, honeydew, mandarin oranges
cheese stick, shark bites & dolphin sandwiches (cut with a lunch punch)

Rose
fish shaped boiled egg, ritz crackers, honeydew, diced peaches
cheese stick, shark bites, fish sandwich (PB) cut with a cookie cutter

Frog Prince

The frog prince for Rosie.

mandarin oranges, granola bites, honeydew & blue berries,
gummy vitamin, frozen frubes yogurt,
frog prince sandwich - yellow sprinkles on peanut butter for the crown

Almost everything was eaten today!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Butterly Fun

Butterflies for all!

Heidi
mandarin oranges, cucumber flowers, shortcake cookies
strawberries, honeydew melon, mixed dried fruit
butterfly shaped peanut butter sandwich with fruit leather & sprinkles


Rose
mandarin oranges, cucumber flowers, mini nilla wafers
strawberries & honeydew, gummy vitamin, butterfly sandwich

Amy
same as Rose :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Pizza Lunch

Amy & Rose begged me to put some pizza in their lunch today. I told them that I didn't think they would like cold pizza (and they didn't really like it) but I still let them try it. Heidi had hot lunch at school today but she was very disturbed to not be taking lunch like her sisters. So I let her carry an empty lunch box :0

Amy
carrot sticks, cucumber sticks, peanut butter dip, cheerios
strawberries, pineapple, vitamins, pizza

Rose
ranch dip for the veggies: tomatoes, cucumber flowers & sticks, carrot sticks,
ritz munchables, vitamin, strawberries, pineapples, blueberries, pizza

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Flowers

Everyone had pretty much the same lunch today. I didn't pack anything up the night before and wanted to get lunches made as quickly as possible this morning.

Amy
diced peaches, mozzarella string cheese, goldfish, craisins
pineapple, strawberries, ham sandwich with punk sugar crystals

Heidi
same as Amy except no picks, no sugar sprinkles and I cut her flower into 3 hearts :)


Rose
diced peaches, babybel cheese, goldfish, craisins
pineapple, strawberries, flower ham sandwich with blue sugar crystals

Almost everything was eaten again  - Amy left some goldfish, Rose left some fruit and Heidi ate everything except a bite of cheese!?! She had snack separately so it's kind of shocking that she ate all of that food today. Nursery school must make her hungry!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Puzzle Sandwich

A bit of a hodge podge lunch for Heidi's second day of nursery school.

bunny shaped boiled egg, ritz munchables, strawberry, grapes, craisins,
ranch dip cup,  cucumbers, carrot sticks, grape tomato
cheese sandwich puzzle pieces

No picks or decorations as she's only 2 :)

There's no place like home!

Amy's lunch for today -- the second day of school. She had a great day yesterday and she likes being one of the older children in her class this year and is looking forward to the little ones starting today. ( Montessori school and they stagger entry).

car shaped boiled egg, granola bites, grapes, strawberry, pineapple
craisins, cucumbers, grape tomato, carrot sticks
house shaped ham sandwich with fruit leather door & windows.

I expect the crust to be uneaten --
 but here's hoping that she tries the tomato:)

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Penguins

Rose had her first day today at her new school :)
fish shaped boiled egg, granola bites
grapes, strawberry, pineapple, craisins
penguin mini dip cup, grape tomatoes, cucumber flowers, carrot sticks
ham sandwich -- penguin shaped and some fish bites

I hope she is having a great day :)

First Day of school!

Yesterday was the first day of school for 2 out of 3 girls :)
Here's their lunch.

Amy
heart shaped boiled egg, ritz munchables, cucumber flowers, carrot sticks
pears, grapes, craisins, heart shaped ham sandwich with fruit leather topper

Heidi
Mandarin oranges, cucumber flowers, ritz munchables,
craisins, pears, grapes, assorted shaped cheese sandwich

Almost everything was eaten out of both!

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