1 Lunch + 2 Snacks #110
LUNCH – Leftover Turkey Sandwiches with Cucumber, Tomato & Arugula
If you’re looking for a way to use up turkey leftovers, this simple “turkey sandwich” is a fun way to get the kids involved. I love it because it is simply a sandwich with the crusts removed and cut in half. No special tools required:) The kids get to decorate the tail feathers using whatever veggies sticks you like (I used yellow, orange and red bell peppers).
We did a paper/gluing craft where the kids decorated a paper turkey by gluing on colourful craft feathers, so the concept of colourful tail feathers transferred very well to the lunch table.
SNACK – Greek Yogurt with Homemade Fruit Sauce
I make Greek yogurt by spooning plain yogurt into a cheese cloth lined strainer, set over a bowl. I cover it with a clean dish cloth and place it in the fridge overnight. Not only is it thick (the longer you leave it, the thicker it gets), creamy and delicious, but it isn’t as tart as regular plain yogurt, so the kids happily eat it unsweetened. And it’s much less expensive than store bought greek yogurt.
For this snack I topped the yogurt with a spoonful of Homemade Fruit Sauce and a sprinkle of chia seeds. It packs well for school lunches too, just place the yogurt, fruit sauce and chia seeds in separate containers and pack a spoon, for a fun make your own snack at school.
SNACK – Roasted Veggies & Dip
This fall we have really been loving roasted veggies. They are delicious. They are easy. I can make extra at dinner and use the leftovers for soups or dips or to pack in school lunches. So, I thought I would try a little twist on the standard veggies & dip and roast a variety of vegetables to go along with a spicy mustard dip.
For the roasted vegetables I used carrots, cauliflower and brussels sprouts. Then I roasted them the same way I do with these Roasted Carrots, adding some thyme springs on top of the veggies before I popped them into the oven. While I let them cool a bit, I mixed together some plain yogurt with a squirt or two of spicy mustard and mixed it all together with some of the thyme and garlic from the roasting pan. The kids loved it!
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:)