Two Ways with Chocolate: Peanut Butter and Nutella Sandwich and Banana Cocoa Oats

lunch on 10 Dec 2014: peanut butter, Nutella and jam sandwich with trail mix, kiwi and apple

lunch on 10 Dec 2014: peanut butter, Nutella and jam sandwich with trail mix, kiwi and apple

Yesterday’s lunch featured the kiddos’s current favorite sandwich combo: peanut butter, Nutella and jam. I also mixed up a little trail mix with cashews, Goldfish, and dried fruit. Kiwis and apples are both in season here, so they are sweeter and more delicious than ever.

lunch on 11 Dec 2014: banana cocoa overnight oats with trail mix and apples

lunch on 11 Dec 2014: banana cocoa overnight oats with trail mix and apples

Yesterday I came home from work and discovered that my refrigerator wasn’t working. Total disaster. Luckily my in-laws live a block a way and their fridge is the opposite of mine: nice, clean and empty. After a scramble to move the most perishable items over to their house, I went to bed feeling utterly defeated by life. As I was laying in bed, I realized I hadn’t made lunches, was almost out of bread, and I needed to come up with a plan. Overnight oats to the rescue. I jumped out of bed and mixed up some carob powder and brown sugar with rolled oats and vanilla soy milk (which I had moved to our mini-fridge out in the garage). This morning I added chopped bananas and coconut to the thick and chocolatey oats. A little trail mix, some sliced up apples, and lunch was done. Unfortunately, the sage of the broken fridge continues…

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