Deconstructed Bruschetta

The theme for this lunchbox is deconstructed bruschetta with fruits, although it’s quite a stretch to call this bruschetta. 😜

What’s in this lunchbox?

Whole grain crackers (Wasa Crispbread)
Mozzarella flowers
Cherry tomatoes seasoned with minced garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil (parsley for garnish)
Strawberries
Oranges

The favs and the no-goes

I try to mix munchkin’s favorite foods and disliked foods (the no-goes.) Although it’s unlikely that she’ll eat her no-goes, I continue to include one or two items she doesn’t like. In this lunchbox, it’s the raw tomatoes.

Of course, of course, she didn’t eat it. Probably she didn’t even touch it. Unlike at home where she’s locked in her high chair until she’s squirming to get out, school lunches are short. Super short. Lot of times she only gets through eating her number one favorite item.

I continue to pack her no-goes, so it becomes a habit- for me. I’m afraid that if I stop trying now, I’ll just get used it. So even if I know that those perfectly fine tomatoes will go to waste, they’re still going in the lunchbox.

Postscript

When the school asked to pack lunches in individual containers (which I don’t always follow 😉), I got these Wean Green Glass Containers. At first, I was afraid that they would break. Munchkin was quite a thrower. But according to her teacher, toddlers learn not to throw things when they actually witness the consequence of throwing. In other words, breaking. Well, it didn’t crack so far, even with munchkin’s rough handling. I have 4 oz and 7 oz cubes, and they are the perfect size for munchkin’s school lunch packing. I typically pack one food item in one container.

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2 Responses

  1. I like it, cut the carbs, feed god and eat healthy. Right now I’ve been working on eating more healthy and visiting the gym many days a week. I love your recipes thanks for sharing over on Blog Engage.

    1. Thank you Brian. Looks like you’re on a healthy path! I’ve been a lot more health-conscious since cooking for my daughter. 🙂

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