Friday, September 7, 2012

School Lunches - Part 1

I can't believe it's already the end of the second week of school. Crazy.

My little munchkin has been loving Kindergarten. And that's probably an understatement. But I can't blame her because she has an awesome school with a fantastic teacher. I'm so looking forward to spending a morning here and there volunteering in the school to see more of what her day is like.

Though she does fill us in quite a bit. She gushes about the new friends she's made, that she can buy chocolate milk at lunch time, how fun the learning centers are, playtime during recess, cutesy songs she's learning, and has turned into a hula hoop enthusiast because that's what they did during her first P.E. class.

Oh and yesterday I got to hear all about children's book author who visited her class - she wants to write books now.

Here's her lunches from the past week:

Two pumpkin muffins, kale chips and yogurt.  

Peas, homemade granola bar and mini pizzas. 

For the mini pizzas I just cut pizza dough out with large cookie cutters and bake them on a oiled pizza stone for 5-8 minutes. Then I add toppings and return them to the oven to melt the cheese. Once they've cooled, I freeze them with sheets of wax paper between them to prevent sticking. The night before school I pack her food and they're thawed in time for lunch. 

Whole wheat pumpkin muffin again (she's nuts about these), leftover turkey (from this recipe), green beans and a banana.

I pricked the banana with a toothpick to write a "secret message" to her. Before she left for school though she grabbed a toothpick and wrote "Mom" after what I had written. Totally melted my heart. 

Chips, black bean hummus, yogurt and fruit. 

This is actually what I ate. Lil had the same thing except we substituted organic squeeze yogurt and applesauce for her. Oh, and we both had a piece of chocolate. :)


  1. Those are some cute lunches! And that is SO cute how she wrote that on the banana!

  2. Thanks for posting your lunches! Peas--why didn't I think of that? Pumpkin muffin? Totally healthy. Love it.


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