As I mentioned in the comments in my last post, we don’t generally prepare the lunches on the menu I post each week. My kids almost always have a sandwich for lunch, unless they are home. Those lunches are ideas only. I do however stick with my dinner plan, and I always have the snacks available.
So, in honor of the plan, we did have Chicken noodle soup last night. I used this recipe, because she put spinach in it. It was soo, sooo, soo good!!!
Veggie cheese toast!
In less than 5 minutes, I shredded some carrots, shredded the stem of some broccoli, and sprinkled a tiny bit of colby jack cheese on some whole wheat bread. Put it under broil in the oven for a minute or two, and ate! It was great! You can also try it with parmesan cheese, and I think it would be good too. This is what I ate for lunch. I did not send this to school with the kids.
Other finger food appropriate for lunch:
- Homemade chicken nuggets with homemade fries.
- Mini pizza’s on English muffin
- Hard Boiled eggs
- Skewered fruit and cheese, or lean meat and cheese… or olives and cheese.
- A healthier version of Lunchables! Let them assemble their own circle of pita bread, circle of lean meat, and a circle of a tomato.
- Vegetable Pinwheels.
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