We're off to the UK on Thu to see my family so this week is going to be a bit unusual food-wise. For once I didn't make the weekly trip to the markets as we're eating through our existing fruit and veg. No markets means no fish so Roy whipped up a curry and dahl last night instead. Delicious and perfect for lunches today. Joe had dahl and chicken curry to go in the thermos.
Max got loads of dahl and cumin prawns. Forgot to photo his yoghurt and fermented fruit but he'll be eating it. Meals will get more and more eclectic as the week goes on!!
I realised I'd forgotten to post this, an upgrade on the standard fish & chips using fresh salmon and roast potatoes. Both my boys love salmon and I love them eating it as it's packed with nutrients including Omega-3's. I did put this in the thermos but both are just as content eating it cold. Similarly they actually quite like the potatoes cold as they are crunchier (apparently an advantage!).
Have you ever done fish & chips in the lunchbox?
I'm getting loads better at the whole pescatarian thing for Max. I cooked a big batch of sauce and a batch of home-made corn tortillas and then put chicken in some and seafood in the other. They broke a part a bit as I was getting ready to stuff into the thermos but they still tasted great!
I have also included a bean & raisin cookie. Now I am not a big one for baking and my boys don't expect a "snacky/treaty" item in their lunchboxes but are suitably delighted when one appears!! I am testing some recipes for a new "Veggies Rock" program I am writing and stumbled across these on the Fun Food 4 Kids website (and then totally changed it). A really great option for a very low sweetener cookie which uses white beans and oats as the base. Doesn't sound very appetising but they are really quite delicious. Nice texture and a great hit of spice rather than sugar. And these were the rejects that were a little runny so went flat. The next batch were way, way better. Hmmm, might just have to re-test how those taste again .... For the recipe just follow the link. If you'd like more great recipes that are healthy but rock check out the 3 week program.
I know, I'm a day late but yesterday just vanished and the blog didn't get written. Fortunately the same cannot be said for the boys lunches which as usual were joyously easy. I buy fish every weekend and so Monday is a dream to pack. Just re-heat the potatoes and filet and whack in the thermos. Roy chops the veg so all we have to do is throw the fruit and corn in to finish. As Max eats seafood both boys can have the same. Done!!
Check out the home-made ketchup which is really nice and contains no sweeteners at all. Under Sauces & Dips on the website.
Hearty mince & mash to go in the thermos today. Max got a vegetarian version made from chopped tempeh topped with a little cheese. Also flat peach, mandarin, fresh corn, raw veggies and fermented fruit and home-made yoghurt. Speaking of fermented fruit I am experimenting with bananas at the moment. Want to see how easy it is to create simple, delicious ferments the kids will love? Link below:
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