Kid Friendly, healthy lunch ideas that are nearly waste free.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Peanut Butter Smile
Open faced peanut butter sandwich on homemade whole wheat bread with organic strawberries, papaya and red lettuce "hair"; pretzels; and organic carrot and cucumber sticks and two sacrificial radishes (I am pretty sure they will not be eaten, but you can't blame a girl for trying. . )
Radishes, strawberries and lettuce from Full Belly Farm CSA Box.
waste generated: two toothpicks used to keep the sandwich from sticking to the top of the lunch box (placing it on a folded cloth napkin also helps to keep it from sliding)
I'm a Mom of three and a self proclaimed foodie and environmentalist with an ambitious quest to get my children to eat and enjoy something slightly more nutritious than the typical meal served in a school cafeteria or fast food restaurant.
Ideally, this lunch would generate no waste and would be prepared using foods that are grown or raised locally. Also, it would prepare and pack itself.
I was inspired to start this blog once I was done grieving for the old Vegan Lunchbox Blog. My most favorite blog of all time. I do not claim to have the ingenuity of Jennifer McCann (Vegan Lunchbox), nor do my children have such adventurous tastes, but I plod on, in my own quite-a-bit-better-than-a-lunchable-way.