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What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch #9: All Green, No Food Dye Needed

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This year my kids’ Spring Break was quite early, with spring not even officially beginning until next week. And it just so happens that our last day of break fell on Day Light Saving Time. Needless to say when Monday rolled around we were all missing that extra hour of sleep so very much. In order to brighten up my kids’ first week back from break, I decided to whip up a fun themed lunch for Saint Patrick’s Day (minus the corned beef). I am not typically a “themed lunch makin’ kind of mom,” but I’ll use any excuse to get those nutrient rich green foods into my kids! Continue reading “What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch #9: All Green, No Food Dye Needed”

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What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today #8: Bento Box Noodles

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Is it just me, or is January the time of year when parents are officially over lunch packing? I know I am. Maybe it’s because most of the colorful fruits of summer and fall are out of season. Maybe it’s the cold weather or the fact that it gets dark at 5pm that has drained me of my creativity. Whatever the reason, I just don’t feel motivated to create fun and interesting lunches the way I did back in August. Continue reading “What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today #8: Bento Box Noodles”

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What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today #6: Pizza “Lunchables”

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My 2nd grader came home from her first week of school with so many things to share (including pink eye…yuck). She was so excited to tell me about her classroom, her teacher, her new friends, recess, and what all of the other kids ate for lunch. She is very observant in noticing that while many of her friends bring cookies and candy in their lunches, it isn’t healthy. However, one concoction piqued her interest so much so that she wondered if I would make her a healthy version; the Pizza Lunchable. Continue reading “What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today #6: Pizza “Lunchables””

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What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today #5: Back to School Edition

School Lunch Title.JPGSchool is back in session (at least here in Texas), and I am back in that lunch-packing groove. This year, I am packing lunches for 2 kiddos and Husband on the daily. That means everything must be prepped en masse times 3 with enough variety that everyone is happy, but not so varied that mom looses her marbles. The added twist this year is that there are new “snack rules” at my kids’ school that dictate that all snacks must contain no nuts, be mess free, and be in single serving sizes. Continue reading “What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today #5: Back to School Edition”

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What I Ate for Lunch Today: Park Picnic Edition (+ a vitamin water recipe!)

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Summer is well under way and it is starting to get HOT in Texas. In order to beat the heat and get those stir-crazy kids out of the house, we head to the splash pad. It’s like running through the sprinklers 2.0.

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What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today 2: Lunchbox Edition

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This counts as a packed lunch, right?

As a mom, I know that by the end of the school year lunch packing is getting pretty old. The sparkle has definitely worn off. The first week of school you send Pinterest-worthy Bento Box creations with heart-shaped sandwiches, homemade treats, and little inspirational notes for your special little snowflake. Then 8 long months of school pass. 250 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches later, you are approaching the final countdown to summer. By the end of May, your kid is lucky to get leftover pizza and a slightly bruised apple in his lunchbox. You. Are. Done. Continue reading “What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today 2: Lunchbox Edition”