Thursday, September 27, 2012
It's not often I get to make identical lunches for my kiddos. But when it does happen it's really nice because it's so much faster than packing two completely different lunches!
Ethan has just recently discovered he likes soft pretzels. He used to eat them when he was really little, and then his food aversions intensified and he shied away from them. For years. And years! Then about a month ago I started mentioning them, describing their texture, likening them to breadsticks (which he usually likes). I did this to warm him up to the idea of soft pretzels, with the grand idea of having him try one while we were in Disney World.
It totally worked. He tried it. He loved it. He wanted more. So thrilled! It's not like the greatest food ever, but expanding his acceptance of foods is a step in the right direction.
So I've bought those frozen soft pretzels and have been making those at home for a couple weeks. After a bit of experimenting I've found that I can make them the day before (I use the oven or toaster oven method), leave uncovered in a cabinet (to cool and not trap any moisture), and they are good to pack for lunch the next day. Hee haw.
On this day Ethan and Paige had twin lunches:
Packed in EasyLunchboxes:
- a soft pretzel
- kiwi fruit
- sunflower kernels
- carrots for Ethan
- cucumbers for Paige
The sunflower kernels are in the mini m&m tube. Those tubes work great for small messy snacks like seeds and loose granola. These short tubes are my favorite since they fit in just about all bento boxes. The longer tubes are easier to find, but they are harder to squeeze in.
Both kids also have a Snack Marker cocktail fork to eat their kiwi with.
Supplies used to pack these lunches: