Lunch consisted of a grilled cheese sandwich, fish shaped ravioli and a banana. I was in a rush so I only snapped a picture of Immanuel's AM/PM snack. To reduce the number of containers that I have to wash at the end of the day, I often place both AM and PM snack in one Bentgo Kids's Lunch Box.
Today Immanuel has:
Mixed fruit consisting of Mandarin oranges, blackberries and raspberries
Grilled Pesto Salmon
Goat's milk yoghurt mixed with blackberry compote
Almond Flour Crackers
Clockwise from the top
Lunch (Clockwise from left to right in the blue tray)
Oranges and Kiwi
Pureed beets and pomegranate
Green Container: Breakfast
A quartered Poached Egg
Quartered Moon Grapes
Round Container: Snack
Plain Yogurt mixed with oranges
Blue Bentgo Kids Box:
Mini Spring Rolls
Glass Cube: Snack
Our first meal photo of the New Year!
As you can see I am in love with Bentgo Kids Lunch Boxes We have one full set, and two additional trays with locking lids.
My son eats breakfast, lunch and two snacks at daycare, so I place lunch in the green box and both snacks in the blue box.
Snack: (clockwise from the bottom)
Half a banana
That's It Coconut and Apple Bar
Breakfast: (orange Bowl)
Half a Banana
Lunch: (clockwise from the bottom)
I can't believe that I have not posted lunches in over a month. My iPad is full of photos that I have not gotten around to sharing. Today's lunch centers around leftovers from dinner.
Breakfast and lunch for the 20 month old.
Clockwise from the left
Buttered mini pancakes cut into quarters
red beans with rice
Granny Apple Slices
Halal Salami (beef)
Podlaski (semi soft polish cheese)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Lara Bar slices.
School has resumed and I am now doing double duty: making lunch for both boys. Now that I have a 19 month old and an 11 year old, they generally eat the same foods, but I often have to modify some fruits and vegetables to ensure that they are cut into small bite size pieces.
The Little Lunch
Clockwise from the left:
Leftover pizza from Blaze Pizza. The Make your own pizza was topped with Kalamata Olives, goat cheese, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, roasted garlic, salt and oregano.
Cucumber Wedges and Quartered Grape Tomatoes
Quartered Red Grapes
The Big Lunch
Clockwise from the bottom left:
Leftover pizza from Blaze Pizza. The Make your own pizza was topped with Kalamata Olives, sun-dried tomaoes, random pork products and spinach
My family LOVES a good grilled sandwich, and by good I don't mean Kraft Singles on dry grilled bread. By good we mean a mixture of cheeses melted between freshly baked bread and grilled to perfection in 100% butter and olive oil. Children, even babies, deserve better than a boring mono queso grilled grilled cheese sandwich. The 19 month old eats what we eat, and it is never to young to instill a love for all types of cheese, so I am here to share one of our favorite recipes with you!
Photos courtesy of my son. I think that he was going for a blurred effect.
1) Shredded Cheddar, Muenster, Goat and Gouda (or Gruyere) Cheese
Normally I purchase cheese from the deli and slabs and hand grate them. I mistakenly purchased slices, therefore I had to chop the cheese by hand.
2) Hand Sliced Challah Bread
(Purchased at a local Jewish Bakery. If you don't have access to Challah use any freshly baked soft white bread. Only use whole wheat as a last resort, it does not properly soak up butter. I cut thick slices of bread. Thin slices are okay too, I guess.)
3) Butter. We use Kerrygold, but I guess that any butter will suffice.
4) Olive Oil
Optional: I added sauteed orange, red, green and yellow bell peppers. Feel free to add meat, tomato, avocado, grilled veggies, whatever you like!
Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 3 table spoons of butter into a pan. The olive oil raises the smoke point, and prevents the butter from burning quickly. While the oil is warming over medium heat, liberally apply cheese to half a slice of bread, then top it with a second slice. Place the sandwich into the pan and allow it to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes before turning over. Cook for three to five more minutes. If you like your sandwich a little crispy raise the temperature to medium high and cook on each side for an additional minute or two. Remove from the pan, allow the sandwich to cool slightly, cut and enjoy!