Thursday, July 30, 2009

Rainy day play and a bento lunch!

Yesterday we had some rain. I wanted to let the kids burn some energy off. So I packed us up a bento lunch and headed to an indoor play place. Unfortunately everyone else had the same idea so it was pretty crowded. Still we hung out for a couple hours and had lunch there before leaving to squeeze in a shopping errand.

This facility is peanut free as is the rule for our preschool here. It is challenging to pack lunches that picky eaters will accept with those restrictions. I ended up doing beef hot dogs and catsup, fresh fruit and some organic cheese puffs. Young Master ate all the meat and fruit and left the puffs. It was the opposite for Miss Stuntwoman who loaded up on the carb tummy fillers followed by a little sampling of some fruit and meat. I also had some veggies and dip but the dip spilled and he wouldn't eat it, Sigh! Note to self ~ pack veggies and dip more securely in future!

I fit quite a bit into my bento. I wish I had reversed the salad in the smaller layer but know I know for next time. I put blueberries where you might usually put chopsticks or a napkin. I would even try beef jerky or dried fruit or nuts in that space. There are some homemade mini muffins and veggies with baba ganoush. Baba ganoush is similar to hummus except it also has roasted eggplant along with the chickpeas and a smoky flavor. Costco had both available and I got to sample some and liked it. The salad was a blend of two some leftover kale salad and I added that to some spinach lemon couscous. It was all suprisingly filling and I only made it through half of the food.


Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

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golonghorns said...

Thanks Sasha, your blog is fun to read as well!