Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wednesday Lunch

Wednesday's lunch is pretty pink and red.  I didn't realize it until I put everything together.  I have red pepper strips, apples coated in cinnamon, a sandwich thin with Laughing Cow french onion cheese and all natural turkey.  For a treat, I have raspberry and blackberry gummy candies from the local candy store.

After two days, I still love my Planet Box.  I think the best part is that there is only one container to wash at the end of the day...not four or five!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Day 2

Well, the first day of school has come and gone...I loved taking the PlanetBox.  At first, I was a little concerned that it wouldn't hold enough food for me, but with the after school snack I had, it was perfect.  The box also got a lot of compliments in the teacher's lounge. 

Here's tomorrow's lunch:  Sugar snap peas, grapes, Triscuit Thin Crisps with a Laughing Cow French Onion cheese wedge, broiled polenta (topped with paprika and parmesan cheese), and, like before, Trader Joe's chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels.  

Since I have another planning meeting after school that will last until 5 again, I also plan to fill the Big Dipper with more grapes and grab a granola bar for an after school snack.

Added to What's for lunch Wednesday...go check out other great ideas!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

First Day Of School

Summer is over...it's time for the first day of school.  As a teacher who brings lunch to school, I often fall into the "just grab a frozen something from the freezer" trap.  This year, my plan is to bring delicious home made lunches with lots of fruits and veggies.  Hopefully, posting pictures on this blog will motivate me to keep trying new things.

I'm not setting out to create cute bento-style lunches...many others have done that and post amazing and delicious pictures on their blogs...I'm just trying to make simple, natural, healthy, and inexpensive lunches as quickly as possible. 

To help me in my quest this year, I have a PlanetBox and a Happy Tiffin for packing lunches, though I may occasionally take a reusable bag with glass Pyrex containers if I want to heat something up.

For tomorrow, the first day of school, I chose to use my PlanetBox.  I've packed carrots, 1/2 a peach, an Earth Grains sandwich round, a Laughing Cow french onion cheese wedge, all natural turkey slices, and a few grapes.  As a treat I have two Trader Joe's chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels. 

Since my lunch hour begins at 11 and I have an after-school meeting that will probably last until 5, I've also packed the rest of the peach in the Big Dipper, and I plan to grab a Nature's Valley Roasted Almond granola bar on my way out the door.
First day of school lunch