I normally use this space to focus on recipes and a recap of the dinners we have here at the Princess house but lately, we haven’t been making much of anything special. Our most notable meal has been the delicious chicken noodle vegetable tomato soup concoction I shared the recipe for last week. Other than that, it’s been burgers, pizza, tacos, grilled chicken, fettuccine, spaghetti… yeah, nothing special. October has been such a busy month for us, it’s a miracle we’ve managed to even eat at home as much as we have!
Since I don’t have much to discuss, I thought it would be fun to share a few normal lunches with you. I very rarely eat a hot lunch so if that’s your thing, this won’t really work for you. I do try to keep my lunches clean and whole as well. Lunch normally has the most variety in our house. So here’s a few examples:
Example 1: Hormel All-Natural (Preservative, sweetener and artificial coloring free) Honey Ham with sliced cheddar and raw spinach on Nature’s Harvest whole grain bread; a homemade sun butter granola bar; wheat crackers and hummus; slices of pear; string cheese.
Example 2: Hormel All-Natural Smoked Turkey with raw spinach on whole grain bread (I actually only eat a sandwich about once a week so it’s unfortunate that the two days I took a picture, that’s what I was eating. Ooops.); apple slices; celery topped with peanut butter and raisins; string cheese; and wheat crackers and hummus.
Other things we eat a variety of:
- Fruit: We aim for two servings of fruits and vegetables per meal. Lunch is a great time for pretty much anything. Some of our favorites include apple slices, pear slices, peach slices, melon, bananas (both fresh and dried), raisins, dried cranberries, dried apricots.
- Vegetables: My kiddos are pretty good about eating their vegetables but normally only with sauces or when cooked. Celery and peanut butter (as pictured above) is a big hit. Carrots and homemade ranch dip is another. Peas, dried plantain, and salsa (served with organic flaxseed corn chips) Sometime we have a rare treat with zucchini muffins too.
- Grains: My girls LOVE their crackers. I try really hard to limit our intake of highly processed foods so we stick with things that we can make if possible. Wheat crackers (although the ones pictured are Wheat Thins brand, the homemade version are delicious) are the number one choice in our house. Some other varieties are: homemade granola bars, all natural whole grain fruit filled granola bars (from Trader Joes), organic whole grain animal crackers, and Annie’s Bunnies (we like them all!)
- Dairy: We eat cheese sticks almost every day. We also have reusable pouches for yogurt and fruit purees that we use on occasion as well.
It might sound crazy but I think lunch is my favorite meal of the day.
What do you eat for lunch? Cold cuts? Hot dishes? Let me know in the comments below.
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