Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Lunches for the Week

We are packers -- well at least Kenn and Isabelle are, in that I pack their lunches for them and they eat packed lunches. So, what are they having this week?

Monday
Kenn -- tossed salad (romaine lettuce, chopped carrot and cucumber, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, croutons, italian dressing), tuna salad (tuna, mayo, mustard, worchestershire sauce, lemon juice, hard-boiled egg), apple, and coffee. Usually with Monday being his long day, he takes more snacks, but our snack cupboard was bare this morning.

Isabelle -- ham slices (4), some shredded cheese (I usually pack string cheese, but I'm out of that too.  Plus the packaging....  (I may stick to shredded cheese for her.), carrot slices, pretzel sticks, croutons (because they're yummy), and water (doesn't spoil in her water bottle the way milk and juice do).

Tuesday
Kenn - has Tuesdays off work, so I don't have to pack his lunch today.

Isabelle - has chosen to buy school lunch today so I packed just a couple of pretzels and some apple slices for her afternoon snack.

Wednesday
Kenn -- tossed salad (romaine lettuce, chopped carrot and cucumber, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, hard-boiled egg, croutons, italian dressing), tuna salad (same as above minus the egg), apple, grapes, mixed nuts, and coffee. Again this is a long day, so I pack extra snacks for him.

Isabelle -- ham slices (4), some shredded cheese, pretzel stick, applesauce, grapes, and water.

Thursday
Kenn -- tossed salad (romaine, carrot, cucumber, tomatoes, croutons, italian dressing), tuna salad (same as above), apples, mixed nuts, and coffee.

Isabelle -- ham slices (4), shredded cheese, pretzel sticks, sliced apple, sliced carrot, and water.

Friday
Kenn -- tossed salad (romaine, carrot, cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese crumbles, croutons, italian dressing), tuna salad (same as above), 2 tarts (mini-fruit pies), banana, coffee.

Isabelle -- jam sandwich, pretzel stick, banana, carrot slices, and water.

Actually, I don't pack Kenn's coffee, croutons or italian dressing every day. He keeps those at work. But otherwise, this is a typical week of lunches for us. Isabelle's lunch on Friday may look a little light, but she has a valentine's day party this afternoon and snacks will be served. And she's happy with the shredded cheese so I won't be buying/packing the individually wrapped mozzarella cheese sticks anymore.

We aim for no-waste lunches, so everything is sent either naked or in a washable container that comes back home. I pack real silverware right out of the kitchen drawer and cloth napkins, too.

Yes, there is repetition here and that is ok. I'm not running a diner. Simple is good.

What do your packed lunches look like?

Peace -- Ann



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