1 Lunch + 2 Snacks #78
LUNCH – Scrambled Eggs with Salsa & Avocado Toast
Whenever I make scrambled eggs for lunch, I always make extra. I usually use 3 eggs per child (these are little ones, aged 1-3), that way I know there will be leftovers. The leftovers make super quick and easy egg sandwiches for my daughter, even on a school day morning.
Along with the scrambled eggs, I served salsa to dip the eggs in and avocado on toast (avocado mashed up with a bit of lemon juice and then spread on toast).
I like serving scrambled eggs for lunch because they are quick and easy to get on the table for a hungry group of kids, but this would make a great dinner, on one of those weekday nights that time is short and everyone is hungry – like now:)
SNACK – Banana Pops with Strawberries & Pears
The kids love banana pops, and why not, they are fun and tasty. They are also a great snack for kids to help out with, give them the banana on the stick and a small plate with chia seeds and let them roll away. It really doesn’t matter how much or how little they put on and the chia seeds just naturally stick to the banana.
I’m always amazed at how the simplest little things make food interesting to kids. Cutting the strawberries crosswise into circles, made a big impact for this snack – and it didn’t require any more time to prepare than cutting them lengthwise, like I usually do.
SNACK – Popcorn Mix & Apples
Although it is finally spring, it has still been cold. Really cold. But we have had a few days, here and there, that have actually felt like spring. Those days that you can take off your mitts and feel the heat of the sun. On those days I like to take snack outside and that’s exactly what we did with this very portable snack.
I popped the popcorn in an air popper, topped it with a bit of melted butter, then tossed in some almonds and raisins. And bagged it – that way you can give it a good shake to mix it all up:) I also cut up some apples and soaked them in 2 cups of cold water mixed with 2 tbsp of lemon juice for 10 minutes, to keep them from turning brown. Then we all got dressed in our winter gear – minus the mitts – and went outside to meet the kids getting off the school bus, for an after school snack and a play outside.
Supplies: flower baking cups
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:)