I got a little spoiled last week when the kids had short days and packed their own little snacks. This week, it’s back to lunch packing and full days of school. We started the week with some sweet chia yogurt loaded with strawberries, bananas and honey. I also made peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches on homemade carrot spice bread.
For lunch today, I cut up loads of mango and packed assorted nibbles: a roll of ham, some Irish cheddar cheese, carrot sticks and peanut butter filled pretzels.
Here we are at the end of the week already. Check out this lovely marbled yogurt with bananas and swirls of peanut butter and raspberry jam. Pure bliss! You think the peanut butter yogurt would be enough, but my two peanut better fiends also requested peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches to go with their peanut butter yogurt.
And today’s lunch has a giant serving of sweet mango with assorted nibblies: a blueberry fig bar, yogurt with jam, carrots and a crunchy rice roll.
We’ve been having some pretty tropical weather of late, so it’s appropriate that the kids keep requesting fruit like mango and pineapple for lunch. On Tuesday, I made a fruit salad out of pineapple, mango and blackberries. Isn’t it pretty? I also made a little peanut butter and jelly sandwich on cinnamon raisin bread. The trail mix, if you can call it that, is a random mix of stuff we had in the snack drawer: pretzel fish, original Goldfish, M&Ms, and Nilla Wafers.
And for lunch today, I went with more mango and pineapple plus some apple slices and grapes. I also made a little mini peanut butter, Nutella, and banana sandwich on a sweet roll.
Today we have another kid-designed lunch. They were in the mood for some tropical splendor, so I cut up a pineapple and a mango into pretty yellow spears of goodness. The sandwich is that glorious combination of peanut butter and Nutella. And the cherry tomatoes? They just happened to be on the counter, so the kids threw them in. They also insisted on some Goldfish. Who am I to argue with kid combinations?