Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lunch Creativity

 So I organized my fridge and made it super easy for quick grabbing of stuff.  And this is so key with our lifestyle.  Our house is JUMPING with energy and with stuff going on.  There's a huge difference from last year to this year.  Everyone's got their own schedules and things they need and stuff going on... and we can't waste time searching for things (it also makes people whiny and draws me away from something else maybe more important at that very moment)... and everyone (on various levels) needs to be able to fiend (maybe bad word choice) but work it out for themself... or even be able to properly help a sibling.  Independence is a great thing.  And organization is our KEY, our answer to make our house run smoother... and keep my sanity.

There's one thing I have been dying to do: spice up Kylie's lunches.  I'm even bored by them!  She's such a picky eater; she only eats a few things and she only has 20 minutes to do it.  SO, (have I mentioned I hit the Dollar store??), lunch tupperware with a lid and RUBBER cupcake containers.  This makes me excited to make her lunch, then after I put the lid on it... I tie it with a ribbon and make a bow... like it's a present :)  Now we are talking... some lunchtime excitement!!!

Kylie's lunch: pepperoni, cashews, string cheese, mandrin oranges, yogurt smoothie, and a fruit chewy bar.... and a capri sun drink but it didn't fit in.  Lots of items in there, a few bites of everything and easy peasy to eat and enjoy in her little 20 minute lunch break..... and of course a love note from mom <3

Kadyn has play dates every Tuesday afternoon after Preschool and on the days the playdate is not at my house, she likes a packed lunch.  Who knows why?!?!  I think it comes down to she likes carrying it.  Kadyn likes more food types, I can be more creative with her: cashews, cheddar cheese slices, crackers, carrots, shaved turkey, and sliced strawberries.
NOW that just makes me happy! :)

Matthew laughs at me and my pinterest fun... little does he know, I'm going to be "pinterest-ify-ing" his lunch VERY soon! :)
I just need to find a tupperware big enough!

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