Have you heard of Munchkin Meals? Brittany over at A Healthy Slice of Life is the hostess of this fun link up featuring the foods we feed our kids! I think this a great idea as I’m always looking for new and interesting meal ideas for Cupcake, especially for lunch (when we don’t have leftovers from the previous night’s dinner).
This week’s theme was picnic foods. Well, wouldn’t you know……we had a picnic with friends at the park just the other day! And here’s what I packed in her picnic lunch.
Looks yummy, right? And it was quick and easy and healthy with a bit of a treat! I started with some banana roll ups. These are so easy and a nice change from PB&J. Take a tortilla, spread a thin layer of peanut butter on it, lay a banana in it, roll it up and slice into bite sized pieces. The firmer the banana the better! Little baby carrots (as Cupcake likes to call them), sunflower seeds, and some Trader Joe’s Chocolatey Cats Cookies for People for dessert. And a big sports bottle of water to wash it all down and hydrate after playing.
She’s checking it out.
And she’s digging in.
Don’t be fooled by momma’s creative photography. She totally dug into the cookies first! But that didn’t stop her from eating the rest of her lunch. She devoured it! Every last bite! Well, she did share her seeds with a friend, but still.
And freshly fueled with a good lunch she was off!!!!!!
Momma had a similarly packed lunch, except I added a little honey to my banana roll up and only cut it in half instead of bites. I also had sliced peaches in my lunch and Cupcake may have stolen one or two of them. And I have to put in a shameless plug for my Thirty-One Cinch-It-Up Thermal Tote! I was able to put both Cupcake’s and my lunch plus our two water bottles in it, cinch it up and it stayed nice and cool for the few hours between the time I packed it and we ate it. It’s the perfect one or two person picnic accessory! If you’re packing for the whole family check out the Picnic Thermal Tote!