A Yogurt Bowl and Loads of Mango

lunch on 14 Mar 2016: chia seed vanilla yogurt with bananas and strawberries, peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches, dried apricots and sweet rice roll
lunch on 14 Mar 2016: chia seed vanilla yogurt with bananas and strawberries, peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches, dried apricots and sweet rice roll
lunch on 14 Mar 2016: chia seed vanilla yogurt with bananas and strawberries, peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches, dried apricots and sweet rice roll

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.

lunch on 15 Mar 2016: mango with ham, cheese, carrots and peanut butter filled pretzels
lunch on 15 Mar 2016: mango with ham, cheese, carrots and peanut butter filled pretzels

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.

A Little Sweet, A Little Crunchy, A Lot Yummy

lunch on 18 Feb 2016: yogurt with bananas, raspberry jelly and peanut butter, p.b. and Nutella sandwich, pretzels, and carrot sticks
lunch on 18 Feb 2016: yogurt with bananas, raspberry jelly and peanut butter, p.b. and Nutella sandwich, pretzels, and carrot sticks
lunch on 18 Feb 2016: yogurt with bananas, raspberry jelly and peanut butter, p.b. and Nutella sandwich, pretzels, and carrot sticks

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.

lunch on 19 Feb 2016: mango, yogurt with jam, blueberry fig bar, crispy rice roll, and carrot sticks
lunch on 19 Feb 2016: mango, yogurt with jam, blueberry fig bar, crispy rice roll, and carrot sticks

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.

Tropical Fruit Lunches

lunch on 9 Feb 2016: fruit salad with peanut butter and jelly on cinnamon raisin bread, tomatoes, and pretzel fish mix
lunch on 9 Feb 2016: fruit salad with peanut butter and jelly on cinnamon raisin bread, tomatoes, and pretzel fish mix
lunch on 9 Feb 2016: fruit salad with peanut butter and jelly on cinnamon raisin bread, tomatoes, and pretzel fish mix

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.

lunch on 10 Feb 2016: fruit with a peanut butter, banana and Nutella slider, peanut butter filled pretzels, and tomatoes
lunch on 10 Feb 2016: fruit with a peanut butter, banana and Nutella slider, peanut butter filled pretzels, and tomatoes

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.

Another Team Effort: Tropical Splendor and the World’s Best Sandwich

lunch on 13 Jan 2016: peanut butter and Nutella sandwich, pineapple and mango spears, Goldfish and cherry tomatoes
lunch on 13 Jan 2016: peanut butter and Nutella sandwich, pineapple and mango spears, Goldfish and cherry tomatoes
lunch on 13 Jan 2016: peanut butter and Nutella sandwich, pineapple and mango spears, Goldfish and cherry tomatoes

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?