Monthly Archives: January 2014

Lunches 2

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For DD6 her lunch is pretty standard and easy today:

1 organic lavosh cut into 4 pieces
avocado
apple slices
homemade coconut cocao pudding

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DS8 saw what his sister had yesterday and thought it looked pretty good!

8 Jatz crackers
ham cutouts
cheese cutouts
homemade coconut cocao pudding
apple slices

 

I know I should be links up to recipes but that’s the next step!

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First day of school:

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For DD6 we have a ‘lunchable’ lunch.  She loves her snacks and dislikes sandwiches and does not eat a lot.

6 Jatz crackers
6 flower cheese cutouts
6 flower ham cutouts
Mango
Organic Snackimals (Doubles Chocolate!)

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DS8 is into salads lately!

Salad greens with sweet cherry tomatoes and grated cheese on top with a side of balsamic dressing
Mixed berries – raspberries, blackberries and strawberries
Organic Snackimals (Doubles Chocolate!)

 

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Yay!  A new recipe!  It’s only been over a year since I have thought about food.  Being pregnant and then having a bouncing baby boy has slightly put me off food, preparation and coming up with new recipes that everyone will eat.  So, that’s my excuse! With the new school year starting next week (yikes!),  I have been doing lots of testing of recipes that the kids will eat and love.  Of course these have to be nut-free (there goes ALL my yummy, filling treats for the kids!) because we go to a nut-free school.  So…in the search to replace my chocolate balls with something that the kids can take to school…we created apple pie balls this morning!  I should clarify that while they don’t have any added sugar, they do use dried fruit so fructose levels are up.  Saying that, they are deliciously sweet so you don’t need more than one or two.

Apple Pie Balls (nut-free)

1c. apple rings (look for ones without preservatives!)

1c. apple crisps

1tsp. cinnmon

1c. dates

1c. unsweetened coconut

2Tbsp + hot water

Combine everything in a food processor and add hot water until it starts to form a ball.  Take 1 1/2 tsps of the mixture and roll into balls.  Roll the balls in some extra coconut . I have no idea how long they will keep since these types of things never stick around for more than 2 days, if that, at my house.  I suppose they would keep longer in the fridge.IMG_0838.JPG (2)

Apple Pie Balls