Christmas trees and snowmen
Posted December 19, 2012on:
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Miss G (4) has an Easy Lunchboxes container full of goodies today. Her entree is separate. We are loving the mini Crimson Gold organic apples this year. They’re a bit tart and quite crunchy. Best of all they are preschooler sized and fit into any lunchbox. Nothing goes to waste since even a 2 year old can finish one of these. I made gingerbread men and Christmas tree pumpkin muffins this week. In the top is a Christmas tree pumpkin muffin I made in a smaller silicone muffin tray. The gingerbread men came out without limbs (can’t say I recommend the silicone mold on those). They were all delicious but not too pretty for pictures. In the bottom compartment are a peeled clementine orange, grape tomatoes with a candy cane food pick, mini carrots and a mixture of cashews, almonds and pistachios for munching.
This LunchBots Insulated stainless container is filled with homemade vegan chili for Miss G’s main dish for lunch today. The recipe for the chili can be found here and modified depending on how you like it. Vegan Chili Recipe I fill the container with boiling water and let it sit for about 10 minutes with the lid on. I heat the chili during that time, dump the water after 10 minutes and fill the container with chili. She says it’s still warm at lunchtime 5 hours after packing it. The best part about these containers is the wide mouth opening. She can eat out of it just like a bowl without fumbling to get to the bottom or dumping things over.
My 2 year old daughter took a LunchBots Quad for lunch today. From the top left she has a dairy free pumpkin muffin in a Christmas tree shape, a peeled clementine with snowman ring, small mini snowmen sandwiches on Rudi’s organic whole wheat bread made with a small pastry cookie cutter stamp, and pineapple pieces. Both girls always have ice water with their lunches.
Happy lunch packing!