Mickey Mouse and 3 little bears
Posted January 10, 2012on:
I admit that I’m having a bit of trouble finding my creative energy to make fun lunches this calendar year. I’m still quite busy putting the house back together and getting organized after the holidays. You will definitely see some changes in the girls’ lunches this new year. We are trying to better our health, and we made a decision to eliminate meat from our diets. It’s a big decision, but one we’ve been thinking about for a while. Their dad and I are on the path to becoming vegan. You may see some remnants of cheese and other items left in the fridge until they disappear, but for the most part our lunches will be meat and dairy free from now on. The decision was made purely on a health basis. We both have genetically high cholesterol and heart problems on both sides of the family. Neither of us are overweight, but yet we still battle high cholesterol issues. A plant based diet seemed to be the best answer for us. I know that it’s not for everyone so please know that I will remain honest about things that work and don’t work in lunches. There is nothing worse to me than a meal that doesn’t taste good and I don’t enjoy. I hope my readers will stick with me through the ride and know that you can make your own substitutions for whatever works best for you & your family. Much peace & prosperity in the new year!
Our family went to DisneyWorld for a couple of days over the weekend to celebrate little A’s upcoming 2nd birthday. The girls had a blast, tried our patience and were happy and exhausted at the end. In any case, they have a renewed love for the big mouse again. I did find a Mickey cookie cutter there. I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked to perfect him today so I may attempt Minnie again soon. The sandwich is an almond butter and jam on whole grain bread. The ears & outside of the face are the heel of the bread. His eyes are provolone and the rest is fruit leather. To the right are grape tomatoes, below are dried cherries, , the bottom left are small picks of blueberries and mini carrots with a tiny container of ranch for dipping.
Little Miss A got the short end of the stick since I ran out of time. She got 3 little bear sandwiches on whole grain with almond butter and jam. Their faces are fruit leather. Next to them are 2 bear shaped dried apricots. On the right side clockwise are a squirrel container of shelled edamame, blueberry picks, Snap Pea crisps and a bunny container of dried cherries. Both girls have ice water with their lunches.