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I’ve shared my love of farmer’s markets before.  I made another trip this weekend and found some dragonfruit and some pear cactus at the Sarasota Farmer’s Market.  The pear cactus turned out to be beautiful and in my opinion a pain to eat with all those tiny seeds.  The kids did try and like the dragonfruit though.

sliced dragonfruit

At the top right it’s mixed with pineapple chunks.  It’s a bit like a pear but definitely has its own distinct taste.  At the bottom right are sliced strawberries and blueberries and at bottom left are pears and grapes and almond butter heart pockets made of Rudi’s Whole Grain bread.  The lunch is packed in LunchBots new Quad stainless container.

Miss G has a hear pocket sandwich and 2 small containers of dried fruit and nuts packed in her sistema container.

And she has a LunchBots Uno with black seedless grapes, halved mini carrots, honey mustard in the sauce container, whole wheat israeli cous cous and Whole Soy & Co. brand apricot & mango flavored soy yogurt in the Duck container.

For her snack she has cubed dragonfruit and d’anjou pears in her new rabbit container.

And my husband has leftover dinner of cous cous pilaf with spinach, chickpeas, tomatoes, red onions, olives, and marinaded tofu on top packed in his Easy LunchBox container.  At the top are blueberries and strawberries.

Things I used to make this lunch:

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As long as I get creative with it, my kids will eat just about anything.  I took last night’s teriyaki marinaded gardein brand (faux) chicken over brown rice with quinoa.  I used a bear shaped rice mold to reshape the rice/quinoa mix.  The bear cup is filled with small pieces of the soy “chicken”.  Behind the bears at the top are 2 small bear sandwiches.  The water bottle in the middle compartment is great for keeping things compact in the lunch box, and it doesn’t leak.  I do handwash this whole box and the bottle.  At the bottom are watermelon pieces in the middle, strawberries on the side and a skewer of blueberries packed in her Raspberry Goodbyn brand bynto lunchbox.

For her snack today Miss G has mini organic carrots and organic green beans with honey mustard to dip in the bear container.

Miss A (2) is still allowed to take character themed items to school.  I found this small, 2-tiered bento box on eBay this summer with Stitch on it from Disney’s Lilo & Stitch.  She LOVES it.  We’ll be using it quite a bit this school year as it’s the perfect size for her. 

On the left are small almond butter sandwiches shaped like chicks and dried cranberries below.  On the right are organic blueberries with a watermelon chick, strawberries and watermelon pieces.  She also has a snack of nectarine and pineapple pieces not shown.

Things I used to make this lunch:

This week is the letter V at preschool.   Miss G gets an A E I O U lunch today.  We’re working on some bigger concepts now so this is her intro to vowels.  I don’t expect her to get it right away, but she’s reading enough now that she can have an introduction to them.  She did tell me on the way to school that I should have known she wanted a van for lunch.  Can’t win them all.  I guess tomorrow we’ll do a van unless the teacher comes up with something more interesting.  Her AEIOUs are made with Rudi’s brand whole grain bread and almond butter in them.  The small orange picks have blueberries on them and I wrote vowels on the mandarin orange in marker.  At the top left are snow peas and top right are sliced mini carrots.  In the pink polka dot container is honey mustard which she discovered she likes recently.  Her lunch is packed in an Easy Lunch Box.

Little Miss A is still doing her 2 year old finicky eating.  Today she has a Sabra plain hummus cup with whole grain crackers and quartered mini carrots.  Below that are sugar snap peas, a pick of mandarin orange wedges and blueberries.  Both girls have ice waters with their lunch.

And last but not least is my husband’s sides.  He’s having Amy’s brand frozen vegetable lasagna for the entree.  To go with is is a mixed green salad with red onion slices, green and yellow plum tomatoes from the local market, sweet clover sprouts and mediterranean flavored vegan (soy) feta cheese on top.  At top left is a cup of lentil & quinoa tabbouleh and at the bottom left are purple rice crackers for the tabbouleh and 2 dried apricots packed in his Easy Lunch Box.


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