Thursday, August 25, 2011

Back to school prep

It is that time of year again. Time to get my little girl ready for first grade. The school supplies are waiting in her Barbie back pack. The newest line of Gymboree is hanging in her closet. Her hair is cut into an easy to manage length. The only thing left to do is start planning lunches. As Hannah put it last year she "is a packer, NOT a buyer".

I am a list writer. So of course when I started thinking about back to school meals I made a couple of lists. Here is my back to school meal plan:

- Muffins (All of these recipes are from Gluten-free Cupcakes by Elana Amsterdam)
*chocolate banana
*cinnamon crumb
*tart apple spice
*honey walnut
*banana pecan
- Eggs
- Almond flour pancakes
- Smoothies (All of these recipes are from Everyday Paleo: Embracing a Natural Diet &Lifestle to Increase Your Family's Health, Fitness, and Longevity by Sarah Fragoso)
*blueberry bonanza
*berry chocolate
*mango madness
- Paleo waffles

- Entrees
- turkey/ham rollups
- pb&j yogurt
- grilled/roasted chicken with dip
- almond butter and banana coconut flour crepes

- Sides
- sliced veggies (carrot, cucumber, celery, etc.)
- fruit segments (apple slices, oranges, grapes, etc)
- trail mix (nuts, seeds, & dried fruit)
- great balls of dates (Everyday Paleo by Sarah Fragoso)
- bugs in a boat (Everyday Paleo by Sarah Fragoso)
- yogurt
- apple/pear sauce

- Fruit slices
- Cheese slices
- Mini-muffins
- Trail mix
- Lara bar
- Apple/pear sauce
- Dried fruit (cantaloupe is the favorite right now)
- banana bread

Of course the bready/muffiny items are grain-free and home made.

What are you planning to put in your little one's lunch box?

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