Thursday, October 11, 2012


Last night, the boy asked if today's lunch could have just a sandwich and a squeezie. My guess is that he was wanting something simple that he knew he'd like and would be easy to eat since it's been a difficult week. Or, possibly he just wanted something soft-ish since he lost his first tooth yesterday and is nervous about chewing. I'm out of fruit, with the exception of frozen bananas and blueberries, so the smoothie was tricky, but I think it worked out quite well.

-Sunbutter and strawberry jam sandwich, with organic cranberry fruit leather in the cutout
-Pamela's gf ginger cookies
-Sili Squeeze smoothie with banana, blueberries, raw cashews, chia, honey, and coconut milk
-Extra water bottle since they haven't been drinking enough

Pre-leathered fruit leather
The kids thought the fruit leather filled cutout in their sandwich was pretty cool, and it prompted a long discussion about how fruit leather is made. It reminded me how simple it is to make, so we started a batch after school. Once again, the lack of fruit necessitated some creativity, and this first batch is just organic apple sauce and apple pie spice. It's been in the oven for about 4 hours now, with no end in sight, but the house smells amazing!
I also made up a batch of Organic Cowboy Kahlua. It also smells really good, but it needs to sit for a month. That's a crazy long time to wait to taste a recipe for the first time, but I can handle it. It will be ready just in time for Thanksgiving, and it will definitely be put to good use then.


Anonymous said...

I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing the lunches you put together but I've noticed that the meals you make are very carb heavy. I'm just wondering if you've ever considered a Primal or Paleo diet?

karmama said...

Our lunches are very carby, and it's something that I've been working on changing. Since my son has major food aversions, and only eats between 12-15 foods at any given time, it's a long and difficult process. He craves carbs, and often isn't able to handle eating fresh fruits and veggies, but we are now at a point where is is sometimes able to try. In contrast, my daughter always wants salads and veggies, loves fresh fruit, and refuses many carbs.
Our dinners are more veggie heavy, and he generally needs a lot of help just to be able to taste them. Since he doesn't have that kind of assistance at school, I need to pack things in his lunch that I know he'll eat.
I have been reading about Primal, as well as other ways of making sure our meals are as full as possible of real, whole, healing foods.