I have challenged myself to be more healthy and less wasteful. I am going to journal my efforts to feed my kids healthy, waste free lunches and snacks. I will have some winners and some losers but I'm putting it all here...the good, the bad and even the ugly!
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
First Day of School 2013
Yesterday was breakfast for lunch day for D. She has mini waffles, blueberry chicken breakfast sausage, cocoa roasted almonds, some maple syrup, grapes and strawberries.
I have my old standby mixed greens with roasted chicken, beans and cheese. The small container has my crushed red peppers and I also have some raspberries and chocolate chips.
For the first day of school I asked D what she wanted...I was thinking she'd want a character lunch or something fun. No, she asked for homemade chicken nuggets...I make "naked" nuggets. I use 1 lb of ground chicken, 1/4 cup coconut flour (you could use bread crumbs and an egg instead) salt, pepper and some poultry seasoning. I also used my micro plane to grate some onion into the mixture. I mix it all up and press it into a 8x8 pan and bake it at 350 until it's done. I let it cool completely then cut it into cubes or use my small fondant cutters to cut them into shapes. (The scraps go nicely into a salad). I always take a little pinch off the mixture and cook it in a frying pan before baking so I can taste it and adjust the seasoning. She also has grapes, bbq sauce, crackers, tomato and fresh mozzarella salad, strawberry roasted almonds and a Hello Kitty marshmallow.
I have another salad but instead of shredded cheddar cheese I have Cabot Hot Buffalo Wing Cheddar. I also have grapes and strawberry roasted almonds.