1 Lunch + 2 Snacks #97
LUNCH – Hard Boiled Eggs with Pickles, Carrots and Tomatoes
Often at the beginning of the week I will cook a dozen, or so, hard boiled eggs. First we have them for lunch and whatever is leftover, goes in the fridge for quick snacks and lunches throughout the week. They are perfect for an on the go snack (but not in the car:) or to pop in a school lunch and sometimes I will use half of the eggs to make egg salad and leave the rest whole.
Over the years I have seen lots of kids like eggs in lots of ways. Some like them scrambled but not boiled, or vise versa. Some like the white of a hard boiled egg but not the yolk, or vise versa. Some like egg salad but not hard boiled or vise versa. But I have met very few kids who don’t like eggs at all. The great thing about eggs is they are versatile, easy to prepare and inexpensive.
SNACK – Maple Pecan Oatmeal with Strawberries and Bananas
This maple pecan oatmeal is my regular oatmeal recipe, without the dried fruit, and topped with a drizzle of maple syrup, chopped strawberries and some pecans. The peel your own banana coins served on the side, added a skill building activity, an element of fun and an opportunity to make choices to our morning snack. I sliced the bananas with the skins on so the kids could peel their own, but because they were already sliced they were perfect to add to the oatmeal. Some of the kids chose to add them and some of the kids chose to eat them on the side.
SNACK – Cucumber & Cream Cheese Sandwiches with Fruit Skewers
We love cucumber sandwiches and we love fruit skewers too. They make a fun, easy, kid size snack and when paired together they are twice as good.
Here are some other cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches we have had: Cucumber Tuna Sandwiches, Heads or Tails Veggie and Cream Cheese Coin Sandwiches, Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwiches with Shredded Carrots and Red Cabbage.
And here are some of the fruit skewers: Topical Fruit Skewers, Grape & Blackberry Fruit Skewers, Blueberry & Watermelon Fruit Skewers, Grape, Raspberry & Orange Fruit Skewers, Strawberry & Banana Fruit Skewers.
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:)