1 Lunch + 2 Snacks #96
LUNCH – Spaghetti with Classic Tomato Sauce & Sausage
I’ve realized recently, that my youngest daughter has develop a taste for spicier tomato sauce. I’m not talking about spicy hot, just more of the spices I normally put in our Classic Tomato Sauce. That’s one of the great things about this recipe, you can very easily switch things up. This time I simply doubled the basil and oregano to make a more flavourful sauce. If you want it spicy hot, add some red pepper flakes. If you like lots of garlic in your sauce? Double the garlic. Add a pound of browned ground beef for a meat sauce or throw in some diced carrots or peppers for added veggies.
Here I served it over whole wheat spaghetti and topped it with pea sprouts and parmesan cheese. I also added some sliced sausage on the side, that was leftover from dinner.
SNACK – Waffle Bites with Maple Syrup
Making a big batch of waffles or pancakes on the weekend and freezing the leftovers is one of my favourite ways to have homemade waffles/pancakes ready for weekday breakfasts and snacks. That’s what I did with these delicious whole wheat Clean Eating Waffles from iFoodReal.com.
And since all the work is already done, I also like to have a little fun with them when I serve them at snack time. After reheating the waffles in the toaster, I cut them into small squares, topped them with half a strawberry and a blueberry and then stuck a food pick down the centre to hold it all together.
The kids love using the food picks to dip and eat their waffle bites. Does it sound like a lot of work making up endless amounts of waffle bites? Well here’s the trick, I only make up two waffle bites per child. If they want more (and they always do) I give them some waffle squares, strawberries and blueberries and let them build their own with the picks they already have – because that’s way more fun for them (and way less work for me:)
SNACK – Apples with Peanut Butter & Popcorn
This super easy snack is one of those snacks that you can have on hand anytime. Apples are a staple in our fruit bowl. Peanut butter is a staple in our fridge. Popcorn a staple in the pantry. So whenever I get stuck for a snack idea or when groceries are low or when I have a large group of hungry kids to feed – I know I can count on this snack. And who knew popcorn tasted so good on apples with peanut butter. I love it when the kids experiment!
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:)