I took pictures of Emma’s two school lunches last week and posted on Friday morning since she didn’t have school on Friday, but then as I was fixing the girls’ lunches later that day, I realized that I kind of do this whole food separation / bento thing a LOT.
So I thought I’d show you their Friday lunches for fun.
And let me just say that this was hurried photo-taking since Miss Lucy had much wailing and gnashing of teeth waiting for her plaaaaaate MOOOOOOM!!
Lucy got pretzel sticks, pickle, green olives, deli ham and a piece of bread cut into a squirrel shape
Emma got much of the same – pretzel sticks, pickle, olives and ham and mustard sandwich in shape of butterfly
Did you notice that my 4 1/2-year old and my 1-year old eat basically the same amount?? Yeah. Also, I don’t usually cut Emma’s food into small bites, but when I start cutting Lucy’s stuff, I tend to just keep going with Emma’s. Sometimes, I send her to school with her grapes cut in half … her teacher probably thinks I’m crazy.
They both got a small bowl of grapes with their lunch, as well – I just hadn’t had a chance to wash and get those prepared when I was taking pictures. And then *I* had to eat so we could run out the door to our play date.
We met a couple of Emma’s class mates at Barnes and Noble for an afternoon play date, and since their café doesn’t have much in the way of dairy-egg-peanut free snacks, I packed a box for Lucy to take with us.
This is a typical snack box for her when we go out, because I never know where we’re going to end up, and I never know if they will have allergy-free snacks. Pretzel sticks [I think we are finally nearing the end of this bag, thank goodness!], the rest of the squirrel-shaped bread and grapes.
And just in case you were wondering, all of our bread is the Publix premium dairy-free wheat bread.
No school on Monday
I am struggling with lighting for my pictures lately – might have to enlist some help from Emma with a deflector. Oy.
We had to take one of Emma’s classmates to school with us this morning, so this was a rush deal. And then he looked at me like I had three heads when I went to take a picture of it.
This week’s letter was “S”, so I sent squirrel-shaped strawberry cream cheese sandwiches, marbled cheese cubes, a pickle, and strawberries in an Easy Lunchbox.
One thing I’ve noticed from making and photographing these lunches is that I don’t mix it up enough. Poor Emma gets the same things over and over and over. We are going to try to branch out a little more over the next few weeks.
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