Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The day after....

Lunch for the day after Halloween and I might be the meanest mom ever.

I'm ok with that.

My kid may be the only one that DOESN'T have candy in his snack or lunch tomorrow LOL For snack he's getting wheat thins and yogurt.

For lunch he gets: A garlic knot left over from our spaghetti dinner, half of a cheese sandwich, fresh mango (I need to get more!), cinnamon apple straws and Angry Bird cheese crackers

I wouldn't wish a class of candy high five year olds on our wonderful teacher!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ewww! Gross!

LOL I can't wait to hear about his lunch tomorrow :) He doesn't usually get lunch on Wednesdays, but he's started an after school sports program so he'll need lunch before he starts running around.

So we have: BUGS! Cheese tortolini with broccoli and olives tossed in Italian dressing, fresh mango, buttered toast and ghost marshmallows. and BUGS!!

They can't wear costumes tomorrow, so this will be a fun way to make it "Halloween" at school. I just hope the little toys aren't a distraction :(

Monday, October 29, 2012

New bread :)

My boys not growing this week. Last week he ate us out of house and home, this week he's eating half of a "normal" serving... *sigh*

So I hope he eats tomorrow! It's one of his favorites :)

We have: cheese tortolini with broccoli and olives in Italian dressing, fresh mango, marshmallow eyes and a mini garlic flat bread (two halves)

The flat bread is something I found at my new favorite grocery store, Fresh and Easy! They are 100 calories each and YUMMY! I've had 2 for snacks already. I'll definitely need to go back for more LOL

Following In My Shoes

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Scaredy cat!

LOL Today little guy said he wanted a Halloween lunch every day this week, and by the way... we haven't used the cat one yet. :)

So guess what??

We have: a Scaredy cat cheese sandwich, oranges and grapes, crackers, cinnamon apple straws and...because he was helping, a couple of chocolate rock candies.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Kabobs? Sure!

I was talking to my son about kabobs and he was all interested in food going on a stick... so we're trying hot dog kabobs tomorrow :) Wish me luck!

I figure if it flops, that's ok because we'll be eating like little piggies at the Fall Festival later in the afternoon :)

We have: hot dogs and flat bread kabobs, ketchup to dip, mixed berries, and eyeball marshmallows :)

We didn't have hot dog buns or bagels *sigh* so flat bread will have to do. :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Berry explosion :)

I made little mans lunch without checking with him first, thinking that he LOVES this meal I'd be fine.

When he got home from practice he said, "I like it, but can I have something else instead?" *sigh* REALLY???

So tomorrow will be the lunch I made and Friday will be "something else"

We have: mini pancake and berry cream cheese sandwiches, mixed berries and Special K savory herb crackers.

Monday, October 22, 2012

BOO!!! Scared ya!

Yay! Another spooky lunch :)

We have: a ghostly double cheese sandwich with a word bubble "Boo" (I had to use more of the sandwich), mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries and black berries), Angry Bird cheese crackers and wheat thins, and dried mango.

Fun, fun, FUN!! :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pasta plus!

I've accepted the fact that we're going to have the same lunches over and over for a while :) LOL But I'm changing them up when possible...

Tomorrow we have: Cheese tortolini, broccoli, olives and grilled chicken (left over) tossed in Italian dressing, a Hawaiian dinner roll, raspberries with chocolate chips and dried mango.

Little man likes dried mango as a dessert, who am I to argue? This kid likes mango, any way it's served :)

Friday, October 19, 2012


Yay! I finally got to use my spooky stuff :) We have a couple more weeks till Halloween, but I've got lots of ideas :)

He knows about the Jack-O-lantern, but not the spider. I can't wait to hear how that goes over LOL

We have: a cheese sandwich spider and a salami and cheese sandwich pumpkin, strawberries and black berries, and ghost marshmallows and "ghost poop" (yogurt blueberries)

The "special" things I used were: Candy eyes, Wilton's candy rope (it's cherry, not black licorice) and Wilton's food pen to make the ghost faces. The Jack-O-lantern faces are from a cupcake kit I found at target... not sure of the brand :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Today is Wednesday, no lunch day. Oops! I guess that lunch will keep till tomorrow :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hawaiian treat!

I found a little 4 pack of Hawaiian sweet rolls at the store and I did a little dance :) I LOVE these rolls, but I can't have a dozen in my house or I'll eat them.

So we're using one for lunch tomorrow (after trying one tonight! I've learned my lesson LOL)

We have: Hawaiian roll sandwich with cheese, fresh mango, angry bird cheese crackers, and a marshmallow with 2 Halloween Oreos.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Guess what?

Pasta salad... again. :)

I went to Fresh and Easy tonight to support my sons schools fundraiser, and found the most beautiful fresh mango! I was so excited, we tasted it as soon as we got home... heaven! :) I had only been there once before, and I can promise I'll be back. The fruit and healthy snacks alone will have me going back! I got some dry roasted wasabi edamame for myself, yum :)

I'm going back for the spinach stuffed portabelo mushrooms *drool*

So tomorrow he has: Cheese tortolini with broccoli and olives tossed in Italian dressing, mango, a garlic knot and mini cookies with marshmallows :)

To change it up next time, I think I'll get the spinach cheese tortolini. Gotta get those veggies in where I can! LOL

Following In My Shoes

Sunday, October 14, 2012


By request, we have mini pancake sandwiches again. *sigh* I can't say I'm upset though, it IS quick and easy LOL

He has: mini pancakes with berry cream cheese in between, garnished with dried cranberries, black berries (they're huge!), and mixed crackers.

I don't remember if I said or not, but I made fiber one blueberry mini muffins, which are working out great for snacks :) Two mini muffins and some fruit is plenty filling for morning or afternoon snack. The mix I used made, I think 3 dozen mini muffins... so next time I think I'll do 6 regular muffins and the rest as mini, so I can take one for my snack as well! :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pasta and oranges :)

I'm pleased to say the mini pancake sandwiches were a huge hit - YAY! :)

I can't wait to try some Halloween themed lunches in the next two weeks. I've got some ideas for spiders and pumpkins... maybe. I need to see if I can pull it off LOL

For tomorrow, we have: cheese tortolini and broccoli tossed in Italian dressing (our olives went to enchiladas last week), a clementine orange, garlic knot and some mini cookie cereal and mini marshmallows.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A favorite breakfast

This is one of my sons favorite breakfast meals, and he requested it for lunch :) I bought some new cookie cutters this week - they should be here soon and I can't wait to use them!

For tomorrow we have: mini pancake sandwiches with berry cream cheese in between (garnished with dried cranberries), mixed fruit (mango, strawberries and blueberries), and Angry Bird cheese crackers with wheat thins.

The berry cream cheese is delicious, and almost a dessert! :) I mentioned last week that we were trying honey roasted soy nuts, and I wanted to update- he likes them! I've sent some in his snack a few times and they're all gone when he comes home. They're a good protein, so I'm glad I can sneak some in occasionally.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

As promised

Look familiar? LOL

He has: cheese Dino sandwich, bologna and cheese bat sandwich, mixed goldfish crackers, raspberries with chocolate chips and some blueberries.

Tomorrow will, hopefully, be something new! We have 2 days to think about it, since Wednesday is a half day. Hmmm... I'll have to think up something good!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

This will look familiar...

.... tomorrow. :)

He wanted one of each, and there's really only one way to do that LOL

He has: a cheese Dino sandwich and a bologna and cheese bat with with Cliffs kids fruit twist cut up on it, raspberries with chocolate chips and parmesean goldfish with a few raisins (to finish the box we had open)

Following In My Shoes

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Is this a rut?

It's hard to say "no", when he asks for certain lunches. I mean, it's not PB&J every day (which I could happily live on!) so I shouldn't complain :) But it makes for a boring blog post LOL

We have: cheese tortolini with olives and broccoli tossed in Italian dressing, a garlic knot, 2 pear halves, and *sigh* a marshmallow and 2 Oreos.

The dessert was a treat for today, and he was in tears telling me he took one Oreo apart and took a bite then everything fell on the floor :( So... we're doing it again. Then it's back to healthier desserts! LOL

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Working late

Ugh. I was up at 5:45a as usual today, and worked till 7:30p. I was BEAT when I got home, so I didn't put a whole lot of thought into lunch :(

We've got: a blueberry mini bagel with cream cheese, a garlic knot (he loves those things!), mixed fruit (grapes, strawberries and blueberries), and a very special treat for having an awesome week so far - 2 Oreos and a marshmallow.

*yawn* I'm just glad he likes the honey roasted soy nuts and yogurt dots for snack :) That's some good protein right there!

Monday, October 1, 2012

And again...

I had another request for pasta salad. He must be growing! He's loading up on carbs, which is good because he runs around like crazy at soccer :)

Tomorrow he has: cheese tortolini and olives tossed in Italian dressing (no broccoli again), mixed fruit (mango, strawberries and blueberries), a garlic knot and some Angry Bird grahms with yogurt dots :)

I seriously love the yogurt dots. Yogurt is really too messy to send, and he doesn't like gogurts - which I don't get. It's YOGURT. But he loves Chobani champions for snack. Anyway, the dots make yogurt more portable for us, and he thinks its a treat! Win-win!

I also need to buy stock in mango. This kids loves mango - morning, noon and night. :)