9.02.2017

School Year 2017-2018 (Week 1)

Strawberries, Kix, date, cashew, hard-boiled egg, ham, banana pancakes,
avocado toast sprinkled with chia seeds

Blue box: Clementines, pumpkin cherry oat cookies**, steamed carrots and
broccoli, banana pancakes (with syrup), veggie sticks, and PB and homemade
jam** sandwich
Purple box: except she chose apples, sliced raw carrots, and cinnamon
chia seed pudding


Pink box: Superhero bananas**, quesadilla (with guac), roasted broccoli, apples,
and cinnamon chia seed pudding.
Green box: He had the same except he chose corn over broccoli.

Clementines, blueberries, banana pancakes (with syrup), roasted broccoli,
cinnamon chia seed pudding, ham and cream cheese roll-up,
Triscuits topped with peanut better and date slices.

Pumpkin Cranberry Oat Cookies
Ingredients
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
2/3 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
2 flax seed eggs (or 2 eggs)
1/4 cup agave
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
2/3 cup shelled pumpkin seeds

Method
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a microwavable bowl combine coconut oil and agave (microwave until melted)
In a large bowl combine oats, pumpkin seeds, ground flaxseed, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and oats
Add pumpkin puree and eggs, to the heated coconut oil and agave. Combine well.
Add the the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
Shape 12-15 cookies
Bake for 12-18 minutes, edges will lightly brown.

Homemade Jam (adapted with slight modification from www.pickuplimes.com/single-post/2017/04/06/Easy-Berry-Chia-Seed-Jam)
Ingredients
2 cups frozen mixed berries
2 Tbsp chia seed
1 Tbsp orange juice (or agave if you'd like it sweeter)

Method
Heat frozen berries in the microwave for 3 minutes (stir every minute)
Food process thawed berries
Transfer berries to leak proof container 
Add chia seeds and juice (or agave)
Shake to combine
Let cook with top off then refrigerate for up to a week

Superhero Banana
Ingredients
Banana
Peanut butter (heated for 30 seconds)
Hemp seeds
Mini chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)

Method
Slice bananas and set in a single layer
Drizzle heated PB over bananas
Sprinkle hemp seeds and chocolate chips

4.07.2016

Mango-Strawberry Fruit Leather


Breakfast: LA had mango and strawberry pancakes.  LQ had a hard-boiled egg, strawberry pancakes and mango.

Lunch: Baked chicken breast, steamed broccoli with Mexican rice with blueberries and mango.

Afternoon snack: Strawberry mango fruit leather, cashews and yogurt.

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Fruit leather

Ingredients

1 cup apple sauce
2 cups frozen fruit -- 1 cup mango, 1 cup strawberries
** I've used blueberries, strawberries, mango, banana, and raspberries and pretty much every combination.  I even made it with apple sauce and cinnamon.

Methods

1.  Thaw fruit 
2.  Blend fruit and apple sauce until smooth
3.  Lightly grease a cookie sheet
4.  Pour mixture on the cookie sheet and spread it out evenly
5.  Place in oven at 195 degrees and leave the oven slightly ajar, it allows for easier dehydration.  It usually takes me about 3 hours, but times will vary depending on the thickness of your fruit leather.  At some point I usually trim the cooked edges, likely cause by my super old cookie sheet.  Keep an eye on it.

2.07.2016

Grilled Burritos and Cinnamon Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding


Breakfast: Cinnamon apple pancakes and yogurt
Lunch: grilled burritos filled with cheddar cheese, black beans, avocado and spinach and a clementine
Afternoon snack: pretzel sticks and peanut butter


Breakfast: Cinnamon apple pancakes and baked turkey and egg
Lunch: Peanut butter and banana sandwich, apples and yogurt
Afternoon snack: Hummus and carrots


Breakfast: Cinnamon apple pancakes, had-boiled egg and clementines
Lunch:  Pita filled with turkey, cheese, and hummus, apple and steamed mixed vegetables
Afternoon snack: Yogurt and trailmix (Barbara cereal, cashews and pumpkin seeds)


Breakfast: Cinnamon apple pancakes, hard-boiled egg and blueberries
Lunch: Fusilli with veggie packed marinara, topped with cheese and black olives, grilled chicken and clementine
Afternoon snack: Peanut butter Triscuit sandwiches and cinnamon vanilla chia seed pudding

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Grilled Burritos

Whole wheat tortilla
cheddar cheese
black beans
avocado 
chopped spinach

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and combine well.  Place the mixture in a tortilla.  Fold both ends of the tortilla (to prevent mixture from falling out), roll into a burrito and grill.

Cinnamon Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

2 TBS white chia seeds
3/4 vanilla almond milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp agave

Place all ingredients in a spill proof container, shake and place in the refrigerator overnight or at least 5 hours.

Just Can't Let Go of Christmas


Breakfast: LA had pumpkin banana pancakes, a hard-boiled egg and grapes.
Lunch: LA had Triscuits, cheese stick, chicken, clementines and steamed mixed vegetables.  LQ had Triscuits, cheese stick, hard-boiled egg, grapes and steamed mixed vegetables.
Afternoon snack: Almond butter and cinnamon whole wheat sandwich and fruit (LA had blueberries, LQ had clementine)



Breakfast: Hard-boiled egg, pumpkin banana pancakes and blueberries
Lunch: Black olives, Mexican rice, guacamole, grilled chicken and grilled bell peppers.
Afternoon snack: Pumpkin almond butter oat bar and yogurt.


Breakfast: Pumpkin banana pancakes and clementine
Lunch:  Almond butter and cinnamon whole wheat Christmas tree sandwiches, apples, LA also had peas and LQ had pumpkin seeds.
Afternoon snack: Pumpkin almond butter oat bars and yogurt

1.04.2016

Cinnamon Peanut Butter Apple Sandwich


Morning snack: Hard-boiled egg, pumpkin pancake and clementine
Lunch: Pizza topped with black olives and peach
Afternoon snack: Cottage cheese and cantaloupe


Morning snack: Hard-boiled egg, pumpkin pancake and plums
Lunch: Breaded baked chicken, sweet corn and plums
Afternoon snack: LA had puffs with a yogurt.  LQ had Triscuits topped with hummus, avocado, parmesan cheese and black olives


Morning snack: Hard-boiled egg, pumpkin pancake and peach
Lunch: Pita filled with turkey, spinach and parmesan cheese, steamed vegetables, and hummus.
Afternoon snack: Peach, apples and string cheese


Morning snack: Cottage cheese, pumpkin pancakes and blueberries
Lunch: LA got apple slices, shredded carrots and a turkey and cheese roll up.  LQ got a peanut butter and cinnamon apple sandwich, 1/2 a string cheese and baby carrots.
Afternoon snack:  Puffs and yogurt.

11.08.2015

Baked Blueberry Pan Cake


Breakfast: Turkey and cheese egg muffin, blueberries and pumpkin whole wheat pancakes (LQ had a hard boiled egg, not an egg muffin)
Lunch: Steamed vegetables and breaded baked chicken
Afternoon snack: Peaches and cottage cheese (LQ had a sprinkle of shredded cheese on her cottage cheese)


Breakfast: Turkey and cheese egg muffin, raspberries and pumpkin whole wheat pancakes (LQ had a hard boiled egg, not an egg muffin)
Lunch: Pizzadillas (quesadillas with black olives) with veggie marinara dipping sauce and grapes
Afternoon snack: Baked blueberry pan cake and yogurt



Breakfast: LA had turkey and cheese egg muffin, Asian pears and pumpkin whole wheat pancakes.  LQ had a hardboiled egg, baked blueberry pan cake and Asian pears
Lunch: whole wheat shells topped with veggie marinara and a side of Asian pears
Afternoon snack: Puffs and yogurt



Breakfast: LA had a hardboiled egg, baked blueberry pan cake and apples.  LQ had a hardboiled egg and baked blueberry pan cake
Lunch: LA had 2 beet rice cake peanut butter mini sandwiches and apples and LQ had cheese, Triscuits and apples (I let her pick her food today)
Afternoon snack: LQ 2 beet rice cake peanut butter mini sandwiches and a yogurt. LA was picked up early and had no afternoon snack


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Baked Blueberry Pan Cake

These are basically pancakes but I've added blueberries, cinnamon and agave to give them a different taste and feel.  I didn't feel least bit guilty about giving my kids this for breakfast or as a snack.  To be honest I can't remember which brand I used, but I will update this post as soon as I see it at the grocery store.  Sorry :-(




10.05.2015

Veggie Packed Egg Muffins


Breakfast: Pumpkin-banana pancakes, hardboiled eggs and clementines
Lunch: Turkey, cheese and avocado melt in a whole wheat tortilla, pretzel sticks, steamed carrots
Afternoon snack: Mango and trail mix (whole wheat Barbara cereal, raisins and raw cashews)



Breakfast: Pumpkin-banana pancakes, hardboiled eggs and honeydew melon
Lunch: Oven baked chicken breast, steamed vegetables and sliced and peeled apples
Afternoon snack: LA had puffs and a yogurt.  LQ had apples topped with peanut butter and raisins and a yogurt.


Breakfast: Pumpkin-banana pancakes, hardboiled eggs and blueberries
Lunch: Whole wheat pita filled with cheese, turkey and avocado, black olives and grapes
Afternoon snack: Steamed vegetables and hummus, and yogurt


Breakfast: Pumpkin-banana pancakes, baked egg muffins and grapes
Lunch: Chicken quesadilla on whole wheat tortilla, sliced avocado and clementines
Afternoon snack: LA had puffs and clementines.  LQ had puffs and apple slices.


Breakfast: Pumpkin-banana pancakes, baked egg muffins and grapes
Lunch: Turkey and cheese roll ups, blueberries and pretzel sticks.  LQ also had nutella chia seed pudding
Afternoon snack: Asian pears and yogurt.
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Baked Egg Muffins

Ingredients

Turkey
Shredded cheese
Eggs
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Chop the turkey and add to the bottom of the muffin tin.  Sprinkle cheese over the turkey.  Scramble eggs in a bowl and pour over turkey and cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees until the center is cooked (check with a toothpick)

I made a variation of this with vegetables for my husband and he loved it.  To add vegetables chop onion, potato, bell peppers and jalapenos (or any combination of these) and saute in very little olive oil until semi-soft.  Once this mixture is cooled add it to the muffin tin, before adding the egg.