Wednesday, September 4, 2013

'Snack Box' Lunches

You'll notice if you make frequent stops that we often do 'snack' boxes or DIY lunchables. I do this for many reasons. First and foremost is that there is a preference from the one eating lunch to things like this over sandwiches, wraps, or any of the traditional 'breads', but of course we still make those too. I've found that these are some of the easiest lunches to put together for me, too. Literally, they take only a couple minutes and I'm done. I can get lots of variety into meals this way, too. Not only through the day, but also through the week, we are able to get different grains, fruits, veggies, proteins, etc. And, yes, I'm noticing the ones I chose to post today have more similarity than differences, but I promise it isn't always so. In this case, it was a good way to clear up odds and ends, too. Also, the kiddo is a very light eater, so this is plenty for her. I've actually found myself feeding her less and less as she is getting older because I am able to understand a bit better what volume of food she will actually consume. It's still a struggle sometimes, but we have overcome heaps of issues with regard to her not only wanting food at all, but enjoying it too. That makes for one happy mama, for sure!

Snack Box Bento
Pretzels, cheddar/mozzarella cheese chunks, Trader Joe's roasted, salted cashews, cucumbers, and grapes.

Snack Box Bento
Grapes, cucumber, colby jack cheese, Goldfish crackers, Boar's Head ham, and chai-spiced yogurt raisins.

In these lunches...

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  1. Love those snacks, so yummy and I love cashews!:)

  2. Yum yum!!!! I so wish my little one wasn't allergic nuts! Thank you for linking to 15 Minute Fridays!

    1. We are fortunate that she is not allergic since we all love nuts around here. I look forward to linking up again.