Keeping Lunch Fun

  It’s been one week since the Media Detox post, so, how’d it go?  Did you notice a change in your home and how your kids played together? I think a reset is good for all of us once in a while.  I’d love to hear from you, or just leave a comment about how it went!!!  So on to today’s post…..

  I feed 3 of my 4 kiddos lunch at home every day.  It’s pretty easy to get into a rut, so I did an experiment this month and it was a SMASHING success!

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{Pax CLEARLY was not impressed with me snapping his picture mid-apple bite}

  We typically have sandwiches or supper leftovers for lunch, with some fun ones thrown in to the mix.  I will be sharing those with you today as well as the results of my mini-experiment!

  The experiment was, if I take the same lunch items, but change-up shape and size, would it be more fun again?

The answer was a resounding YES! 

For our sandwich days, meat and cheese or PB&J I changed bread shapes:

Flat bread

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Whole wheat hoagie buns, mini whole wheat cocktail buns and the flat sandwich bread circles.

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   I also changed veggies, rotating between celery, snow peas and broccoli.  Carrots are always a staple at our house, so I rotated between big ones peeled, regular baby carrots and petite carrots.  {Don’t forget those wafer chip carrots, too! Not pictured}

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  Sometimes veggies are served with ranch, sometimes not, because I want them to learn to eat them both ways.

  They were so excited for lunch again, you’d have thought I was coming up with a whole new menu!!!!!!  Who knew it would be that simple?

Here are some of our more “fun” lunches:

Mini Pizzas with a small salad

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Pita bread dipped in Hummus, with carrots and grapes

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Cheese Roll Ups with cherry tomatoes

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Bean Burritos with chips and guacamole

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Tuna Bunwiches with carrots and chips

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Egg Salad Sandwiches or served on Whole Wheat Ritz Crackers with cheese cubes, raw veggies and apple

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  Lots more ideas for simple and unique lunches on this blog post!

More lunch ideas coming tomorrow,

Hugs, T

 

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5 thoughts on “Keeping Lunch Fun

  1. Mmmm, Oh thank you Tonya for giving me some good ideas for lunch time! It seems that we are always looking for something good to have and never feel like making anything.:( So, I am going to look over this today and start my meal list!
    I love coming over here every morning for new ideas for the day or week!
    Hugs and love,
    Kristina<3

  2. What a great post! There’s no reason for food not to be fun…especially for little ones. Great ideas here…thanks for the reminder for the tuna bunwich. I AM going to make that soon. YUM to all of your yummy ideas. Hope you have a fabulous week.

  3. I remember my kids thought they had a whole new lunch just by me cutting the bread from corner to corner instead of down the middle…whatever works !!

  4. Oh and also when we would go eat on the picnic table under the big shade tree in our yard ( Weather permitting of course) the smallest of changes and really be a big deal to kids !

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