Today’s Snack Box was 100% designed and implemented by my almost-4-year-old!
As soon as we got home from home care after her first day of school (!!!) we headed straight to the kitchen. She helped me wash out her Planet Box and then opened the fridge and cupboard and selected the contents of tomorrow’s box. The whole thing took about 15 minutes, and it was a great opportunity to spend a little bit of quality time together after her super busy day.
Lunch Box Contents:
Hard Boiled Egg Whites – today she decided she “doesn’t like the yellow part”, so she peeled the eggs (I sliced them in half) and popped out the yolks (I ate one and shared the other one with the dogs)
Strawberries – She even cut the stems off, with my help
Baby Cucumber – again, she insists they taste better whole; these baby cucumbers have taken the place of granola bars in our household…they’re not terribly filling (but neither are grain-laden granola bars), but they really are satisfying to crunch away at when water won’t cut it!
Rice Crackers & Raisins – for a reminder as to why my mostly-Paleo kid gets rice crackers, read this post
I have a feeling the raisins are here to stay for a while. I’m hoping to find a way to ‘sneak’ egg yolks into her diet soon. That’s my next research project :).
Well, the day has come! My 3.5 year-old is starting her first session of summer camp. It will be a little bit scary (no naps at camp!), but a great ‘trial run’ for when she starts school in September. And it will be our first time sending her out for the day with a packed lunch (her daycare provides lunches).
So….here is her first lunch box. We try to feed our daughter Paleo, but have had trouble getting buy-in from others in her life, so we allow rice crackers as a bit of a compromise. What I love about the Planet Box lunch boxes that she and I both use is that they come with adorable magnetic ‘decorations’, which also allowed me to note that she is GLUTEN FREE for her camp counsellors, in case any of the children share food…hopefully it’s a helpful reminder (and it makes me feel better!).
Lunch Box Contents:
Hard-boiled eggs (cut in half because sometimes she only eats the “white part” ;))
Sugar snap peas (opened for her since she can’t get them open. We call these ‘green candies’ and she has NO idea they aren’t ACTUAL candy!)
Summer sausage slices with rice crackers
Note: ALL contents in this lunch box were purchased from the farmers and producers at our local farmers’ market! Nothing makes me happier than market day, aside from knowing that my kiddo is eating food from people we know personally and trust with our health.