Friday, February 10, 2012

Some normal lunches :)

Took some lunch to Sailor Boy and his shipmates:


The fruit & veggies, egg & cheese in the Klip-It tray in the middle was just for my guy, but the rest was to share - egg salad wraps, and buffalo chicken dip with blue corn chips. I had made egg salad sandwiches for him to take in to work for a pot luck the day before, and I made way too much. I was told it was very good egg salad (I wouldn't know, can't stand the stuff myself!) so I figured they'd like it a 2nd day :) Want the recipe? It's at the end of the post ↓

Bella's school lunch wasn't anything special, no cute theme ...  but her EasyLunchbox was filled with things she likes... and get this - another student made fun of it! Yes, a girl in her class teased her because her lunch was all vegetables, and why didn't she ever have a normal lunch? My sweet Bella took it to heart too, and lost her appetite :(


She did finish it after school on the drive home - but only after I assured her that there was nothing wrong with her lunch, and this other girl wasn't the authority on what a normal lunch was. "Your healthy lunch is making you strong, smart, and beautiful, " I told her "You eat a rainbow every day, how cool is that?!" This made her smile and she finished her carrot sticks.

Pickle got playful puppy peanut butter sandwiches. The puppy in the house was made with a Lunch Punch, the rest, cookie cutters. We made up a little dialogue to go with them. The first puppy says "Hey puppy pal, I got a new ball, come out and play!" The second puppy says "Can't dude,  have to stay home and guard my bone" and then they argue and argue all day long "woof woof woof woof woof' until there's no more time to play anyways. Silly puppies.



After we dropped off Pickle, Beanstalk, and Bella at their respective schools, Sprout & Birdie & I went to buy some fresh strawberries and made a few impulse buys - so they got a treat with their lunch - berry rice cakes:


Birdie's egg looks small, like a quail's egg, but it's a regular egg - I forgot to salt the water when I cooked it, so when I peeled it, much of the white stuck to the shell, leaving a smaller egg - Birdie thought it was cute :)

Here's the recipe for the egg salad that all the sailor boys loved :

Egg Salad That Bites Back

Ingredients:

12 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and chopped
½ cup light mayonnaise
½ cup low-fat sour cream
¼ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons mustard
2 heaping tablespoons prepared horseradish
½ cup bacon bits (I use Tastefully Simple Bacon Bacon, which is soy)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1. Shell eggs, separate yolks from whites
2. Chop whites
3. Crumble yolks with fork, add all ingredients, mix until well-combined.
4. Stir in chopped egg whites.
5. Refrigerate or serve :)

Here's the Buffalo Chicken Dip printed on the Frank's® RedHot® sauce bottle,  as I made it - everyone loved it  :)

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients:
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
½ cup blue cheese salad dressing
¾ cup FRANK'S® REDHOT® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cans (12.5 oz. each) SWANSON® White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place cream cheese into deep baking dish. Stir until smooth.
2. Mix in salad dressing, Frank's RedHot Sauce and cheese. Stir in chicken.
3. Bake 20 min. or until mixture is heated through; stir & serve.


5 comments:

  1. That is so sad that someone made fun of her lunch. Why do kids have to be so mean?? I think it looks like an amazing lunch!

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  2. That is so sad for Bella. :o(

    And you know as well as I do, the other kid probably eats complete junk if she's making fun of the healthy food.

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  3. That is really sad. Kids can be so mean.

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  4. I'm sorry Bella had a rough lunch day :( It's sad that kids would consider vegetables to not be normal. Veggies are super normal in our house :D

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  5. Oh, poor girl! Sadly, a lot of kids don't really know about fruits and veggies! The only ones they see are processed or in cans!

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