Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Treat Day!


We are still going through training week and I am finding that I am super tired and definitely needing to make a trip to the store! So today we have another improvised lunch featuring whatever I could find in my pantry and fridge. I think in general it came out alright!! It also features a monkey made treat for treat day! 

  • Mini Bagel Sandwich
  • Mixed Greens Salad w/ tomatoes & Pomegranate Blueberry Vinaigrette
  • Unsweetened Applesauce with Cinnamon
  • Small piece of cake (made by monkey!!)
  • Kefir Smoothie
This box came home almost empty! There was just a little bit of salad left after school and you know, I am okay with that. She at a good 85% of her salad. She was thrilled to see that her treat had made it into a box. Overall this is a lunch I would even pack for myself! I think it looks and sounds delicious.

This lunch is part of the ''What's for Lunch Wednesday" Link up. Be sure to check out all the fabulous lunches by clicking the button below.

Bento Lunch

What are your favorite treats to toss into a box? 

Happy Packing!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013



So today I started training at a new job as well as entered week 2 of my college classes. Needless to say it has been a super busy time in my house! I actually forgot (I know, I can't believe it either), to make her lunch the night before so we were throwing something together this morning. Monkey was happy to help by choosing the picks she wanted to use! 

  • Chobani Champions Yogurt Tube (Dragon fruit flavor)
  • Crackers
  • Turkey & Swiss Roll Ups
  • Baby Carrots
  • A banana
  • Horizon Organic 1% Milk 
Monkey decided she'd like a different pick for each roll up. I totally didn't mind! So we got a cute little Frankenstein, a skull, a ghost, and bat. Totally fun and all picked up from the Dollar Tree. I think all my bases were still covered for food groups, but I didn't like how rushed and hectic packing in the morning feels. Just not fun. I'll be attempting to get that lunch packed the night before. 

Happy Packing!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Bottom of the barrel


Okay, so I don't know about you, but I don't get to go grocery shopping till this weekend. That means figuring out what I have left, figuring out what's about to spoil, and making the most of what I have left! Today's lunch does just that! 


  • Mini bagel Sandwich w/ cream cheese and pepperoni [not much cream cheese left so wanted to use it up! There's still a few mini bagels but gotta get them used before they mold, and the little pepperoni slices will be dating in about a week or so]. 
  • Strawberries [actually JUST broke down and bought these yesterday and already they're squishing]
  • Organic Vanilla Yogurt w/ Fall Sprinkles [The yogurt will be dating in a few days]
  • 2 pickles [Monkey just wanted some pickles]
  • 100% Juice Pouch [not pictured] 
How do lunches workout for you when you're ''getting to the bottom of the barrel''? Do they live up to the normal lunch standards or do they get a bit like this one? Haha, it's still a great lunch full of flavor and good stuff, but it's definitely not as well planned out as my normal lunches. 

Happy Packing!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Halloween Lunches are Here!!


So one of my absolute favorite things about October is that we get to start doing fun Halloween themed lunches! They don't all get crazy, like today's lunch, but they do get to have a little Halloween flair! The holidays are my absolute favorite time of year in general, but I also think that's when the creativity starts coming out too!! Here's what monkey had for lunch... 

  • Thick cut ham skull & cross bones w/ medium cheddar cut outs
  • Crackers
  • Strawberries & Bananas
  • 2 whole wheat fig cookies
  • Organic Chocolate Milk
I'm also loving the adorable Dollar Tree napkins I picked up for this month! Monkey has actually enjoyed the napkins being packed in the lunch. Last year I never packed napkins and apparently there were several times she could have used one. I have contemplated making my own fabric napkins in different themed fabrics so that we're not wasting so much...but I'm not sure where to start on that... Not sure what fabric would be best to use...and furthermore how many I would actually need to include a napkin everyday! Anyone that has insight on this I would definitely appreciate some tips! I don't want to buy already made napkins, I'd like to make them myself. Thanks. 

Happy Packing!! 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hello October!


So you might have noticed we're missing lunch 17. Well, I didn't get a picture of it yesterday. It was a last minute lunch, we were getting out the door, it was super busy. Haha. She had meat and cheese roll ups, peas and carrots, a yogurt, and...well... a couple other things that are escaping my foggy brain! At any rate, I have a bad picture of her lunch today!

  • In the funtainer: a big helping of oatmeal w/ 2 teaspoons of blackberry jam, almond slivers, and blueberries. 
  • 2 breakfast sausage links
  • Chobani Champions Yogurt Tube (not pictured)
  • A hard boiled egg
  • 100% Juice Box
So yes, this is what we in the ''biz'' call a Breakfast Lunch. I don't know what ''biz'' that is, but it's at least what we call it at our house! She was super excited for it and said that it was delicious. What are your favorite breakfast lunches? 

Happy Packing!