1 Lunch + 2 Snacks #102
LUNCH – Torn Spinach & Steak Salad with Peaches & Parm
If you have been following along here for any amount of time, you have probably figured out, that I love leftovers. I know some people don’t, but for me they are a lifesaver. I think the big difference for me, is that I like to reinvent leftovers, so that things don’t get boring. I treat the leftovers from dinner as supplies for making lunch, so I almost always plan for leftovers.
To make this salad, I used the steak that I had leftover from dinner and cut it into thin strips and then into bite size pieces. I tossed it with some baby spinach leaves and cut up peaches, then added a squeeze of lemon juice, a bit of salt & pepper and some shaved Parmesan cheese. I served it with corn wheels, from some cobs of corn I also had leftover from dinner.
It’s not anything like the steak, roasted potatoes, corn and garden salad that we had for dinner. It’s reinvented into a fresh lunch salad, that is just as appetizing as a finger salad for the kiddos, as it is a full salad packed for a school lunch or work lunch.
SNACK – Plain Greek Yogurt with Bran Sticks & Frozen Fruit
I thickened plain yogurt overnight to create the thick and creamy greek yogurt for this snack. It’s so delicious and really easy to do, just line a strainer with cheese cloth and set it over a medium-sized bowl. Scoop the yogurt into the cheese cloth lined strainer, cover with a clean dish towel and place in the fridge. Then wake up to a wonderful yogurt treat.
We often add a crunchy topping to our yogurt. The kids call these bran sticks “crunchy sticks” and they love them. It’s a great way to take a healthy cereal, that a lot of kids would not like a bowl full of, and serve it in a fun appealing way. I look for a whole grain cereals with very few ingredients, preferably only the grain itself.
SNACK – Personal Fondue with Assorted Veggies
This is hands down one of my daughters’ favourite after school snacks. I try to remember to serve this when she has a friend over after school. Then I watch them devour plate full’s of vegetables. She takes this in her school lunch too, the cheese sauce thickens, but she just scoops it out:)
1 Lunch + 2 Snacks is where I share the healthy, kid friendly lunch and snacks, that I serve the kids Monday to Friday, along with a few tips & tricks thrown in here and there. For more posts in this series click here. If you would like to see my lunch and snack ideas in real time, you can follow me on Instagram where I post them as they happen:)