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Winners and full hearts

Posted on: November 29, 2012

The 2 winners of the giveaways chosen at random are Barb from Washington and Karen of What’s In Our Lunch Bags? blog.  Thank you again to all of you for continuing to read, comment and for your kind words regarding the loss of my dad.

This lunch sort of reminds me of something I should do for Valentine’s day, but love for my kids is year round so I make a lot of heart themed lunches.  This one is Rudi’s Whole Grain bread made with my large heart pocket sandwich maker.  I used the heart picks to skewer all the surrounding yummies.  Mini tomatoes on either side and raspberries and blueberries are around the sandwich.  In the top left compartment are 2 Crimson Gold organic mini apples and in the top right are honeydew pieces with a fruit leather heart on top packed in her Easy Lunchboxes container.

My 2 year old has a short morning at preschool which includes an early lunch.  We were having issues with her filling up on the school snacks so I began bringing a few pieces of fruit each week to share with the class.  It turns out all the kids like it, and they’re all eating healthier.  Her lunch today is packed in a LunchBots Quad.  From the top left are almond butter mini hearts made with Rudi’s brand Whole Grain bread, blueberries, green pears and apple hearts and raspberries.  Both girls have ice water with their lunches.

Things I used to make this lunch:

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6 Responses to "Winners and full hearts"

Nothing like peer pressure to ruin good eating habits!

It works the other way now because they’re eating the fruit of the day instead of Goldfish & Teddy Grahams. Fine by me!

Are other moms or the school helping make this change as well? I’m curious, having been there…

No, but they have to pay for the boxed snacks, and I don’t since I bring fruit. The class is 2 year olds so they don’t eat a ton. I’m hoping they give the option soon of bringing in healthier snacks. All I can do is encourage.

These lunches are very sweet. I wonder what my 10-year-old would think if he got heart-shaped treats. He’d be embarrassed (but probably like it too!)

Unless it looks more like a real heart, it’s probably not cool enough 🙂

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