Last month I shared a few of our lunches with you to get out of the pb+j rut we were in.
Today I've got a little meal plan for you.
When we went away with Lute for his birthday, I made my mom a list of meal ideas for the kids,
and I've kept it taped to the fridge so that when I am not sure what to whip up,
there is a list right in front of me with a good variety, and they are things I know they'll eat
without a fuss. That's key to my sanity.
We do most of our shopping at Trader Joe's, which I love because nothing has
preservatives or high fructose corn syrup and it doesn't break the bank.
If I am buying stuff at the the main grocery store, I am an avid label checker.
I am not a nut job about it (I was when I only had one), but I try to give my kids the best stuff possible. So when you see yogurt, popsicles, cereal, mac n cheese, hot dogs and whatnot on the list below, keep in mind I try to get the best version of those things that I can.
Here is our list, which has been pretty successful with the boys:
(+fruit with each: melon, grapes, berries, banana, etc.)
(one of these)
crackers with cream cheese
1/2 bagel with cream cheese
hot dog, sliced
slice of bread toasted with cheese on top (open face grilled cheese)
1/2 tuna sandwich
cheese, crackers and turkey
(+two of these)
cheese sliced into sticks
almonds (only a few at a time)
same as above
pasta with spaghetti sauce and cream cheese
mac n cheese with peas mixed in
carrot sticks (steamed to al dente)
pretzel sticks dipped in peanut butter
graham crackers with peanut butter or nutella
special treat: lollipop or popsicle
Hope this is helpful to you all!
And speaking of meal plans:
don't forget! This Friday we are doing our Meal Plan Link Up Party!
If you need a little inspiration, hop on over to see the plan Sarah made for you at
Racing Towards Joy. (Including a shopping list and recipes!)
And if you're feeling intimidated or like you're not really a cook,
just remember pinterest :)
So excited to see what you all have!