1 Lunch + 2 Snacks #111

November 16, 2015  |  1 Lunch + 2 Snacks
1 Lunch + 2 Snacks 111 |

LUNCH – Turkey Pinwheels, Carrots & Cauliflower
These are my cheater lunch pinwheels! Made with the contents of a bagged salad and turkey. The bagged salad I used here was a mixed lettuce blend with dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds and a poppy seed dressing.

To make the pinwheels I simply tossed the salad together, topped a tortilla with a few slices of turkey, some of the salad and then rolled it up and cut into pinwheels. Super quick. Super easy. Super simple way to make school lunches too.

SNACK – Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal with Oranges, Blueberries & Cranberries
This Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal from was a huge hit and being able to prepare it the night before, made Monday morning that much easier. I also love that it lasts a few days in the fridge and can be eaten cold like a bar. Perfect for quick breakfasts, snacks or popping into school lunches.

I pulled the blueberries right from the freezer and served them frozen (the kids love them like that). While I was in the freezer, I spotted the cranberries and decided to add one to each of the fruit bowls. I was a bit surprised, but the kids really liked them and ended up asking for more. Cranberries are very tart on their own (which is why I was surprised they liked them), but the tartness is mellowed a bit when they are frozen.

SNACK – Veggies & Baba Ganoush Dip
This was my first time making baba ganoush and it was super easy thanks to this Simple Baba Ganoush recipe from I’ve been looking for a way to make eggplant that everyone can enjoy and this seemed to be the perfect way to do it. Plus I love spoon worthy dips (dips that are healthy enough to eat with a spoon:) Paired up with an assortment of veggies this made a great after school snack.

Happy Monday!


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:)

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  1. Just wondering how old your little ones are. Mine is 14 months and has 6 teeth (4top, 2 bottom) we are having some difficulty with textures and getting him to eat anything he has to bite into. For example those fritatta bites.

    • Hi Claire – the little ones that I care for during the day are ages 1-3. Texture is a huge deal at this age and is something I always try to be mindful of. If your little one doesn’t like biting into larger foods, using the mini frittatas as an example, you could try cutting them up into smaller pieces and maybe giving him a food pick to eat the pieces with (like the one here). Or if it is the texture of mixed food, you could try scrambled eggs with the toppings on the side (like here), using his favourite foods for toppings to start. I find the kids get a little more adventurous when they have the control to add or not to add. If you find your little one likes to add, then after a little while you could try going back to cooking it together again. So, 1. separate, 2. together, cut up, 3. together, whole. Just remember it’s a processes and when he has an aversion to a food, try to figure out what the aversion is (like you did with texture) and then serve it in a different way until he grows to like it.

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