Monday, October 8, 2012

Logan's Lunch

Since Logan is growing like crazy (14 months now) and eats so many fun foods- I thought I'd start a lunch post (and breakfast & dinner) so I remember these meals with the next bambino and have them to reference if I blank out on something for Logan at any point! Hope it's helpful to you too!!
Any "lunch meat" mentioned is low-sodium, or sodium free and no-nitrates- the best I am able to find between Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Trader Joe's- my main stops. I also buy organic whenever possible, so that is implied as well- I usually update this post w my phone so the descriptions will be super short and sweet- comment ANY time for more details or recipe specifics and I will be happy add them!

September 25, 2012
Turkey, avocado & cream cheese mini samiches on whole grain bread. 4 black berries, 1/2 a plum, 1 slice of avocado (by request) & 5 fishie crackers.

September 26, 2012
First experiment w a "samich roll up" (out of tortillas) chicken breast, avocado, cream chee & string chee on wheat grain bread. First attempt to flatten bread and roll- FAIL. (see top right square) Then I put the bread under some Saran wrap and rolling pinned the tar out of it- MUCH BETTER!! We were on the road for lunch today so I also brought crackers, a squeezie, a plum, water and milk.

September 27th, 2012
1 egg omelette w peas, string cheese and quinoa inside- topped w avocado & whole fat Greek yogurt

Sept 28th
Samich rollup with cream cheese, chicken lunch meat and squaw bread- pear slices- avocado slices and a piece of Pumpkin Pear Goodness (click for recipe)

October 1st
1/2 a pluot, peas, 1 turkey meatball (Trader Joe's- frozen section- his FAVE), shredded cheese, brown rice

October 2nd
Sausage with Sascha- gnawed on half a sausage, bun, tasted liverwurst (and liked it) also had some celery, Wasa cracker & a squeezie- HappyTot
October 3rd
Sweet potato quesadilla- shred raw sweet potato and put on a tortilla w shredded cheese! Yum! He also had pear, avocado, a spoonful of hummus and assorted crackers.

October 4th
Pizza at Pitfire. 
Topped with cheese, sauce, mushrooms, red bell pepper & zucchini. He also had some of Haily's spaghetti w marinara & 1/4 of an avocado.

October 5th
Whole wheat waffle with peanut butter & cream cheese, handful of frozen peas, Annie's organic cheese bunny crackers, string cheese, 1/4 of a pear
October 8
Sushi- brown rice, nori, avocado & sesame seeds. Also; sliced pear, carrots & fiber O's from TJs

(the next three are out of order- sorry!)
Mac n chee from Gelson's- frozen peas (he's cutting three MORE teeth so these double as pain relief and a veg) 1 turkey meatball from TJs- shredded cheese and a few multigrain crakers

On the road (AGAIN) whole wheat tortilla wrap with cream cheese, turkey and avocado- fig cereal bar, Happy Tot squeezie & crackers for snackin'

Pasta with basil and an amazing calzone from The Bite Me Kitchen stuffed with vegan cheese, artichokes, bell peppers and other yummy goodness

October 12
I was away at lunch today - so I made a PB & cream cheese sammy before I left- he had this with frozen peas, string cheese, and a banana

October 15
Baked Yukon gold potato (with full fat Greek yogurt, shredded cheese) also 1/4 of an avocado, 1/2 a plum and some Organic Fiber O's from TJs 
October 16
PB & strawberry roll up - can be served as a handroll or little cut rolls sushi-style! haha! I made the non-cut-roll up again to take to his first USC game on Saturday :)

October 17
Ok so I like rolling stuff up with lavash flatbread- this one is cream cheese and ham for a fun day at the Pumpkin patch! We also brought a Plum Organic squeezie, apple slices & fiber Os from TJs

October 18
yet another lavash roll up! Cream cheese with shredded cheddar- his favorite.
Also with crackers, avocado & plum

October 19
sheets of seaweed (2) brown rice, avocado, sesame seeds (deconstructed sushi-hahaha) 2 zucchini sticks, pear slices & string cheese

October 22
Out again! The Original Rinaldi's samiches in El Segundo- great kids menu
He had the grilled cheese which was on crazy delicious bread- also some fig I brought with us, a side of avocado & coconut water

October 23
Keepin' it classic- PB & "J" samich- as with the PB & strawberry roll up above- I just did super thin plum and pear slices on this one with peanut butter on whole wheat bread- he had some grapes, a seaweed sheet and plain Greek yogurt with chia seeds in it as well :)
OCT 24
Ham, avocado & hummus roll ups (spread hummus on a piece of ham- add sliced avocado- roll & slice!) Greek yogurt w/ chia seeds, kiwi, fiber o's, sesame crackers

Oct 25
Wheat tortilla w shredded cheddar & peanut butter- also sea weed, crackers & more Greek yogurt w chia seeds
"Deconstructed" ham & cheese samich w yellow mustard (which he LOVES) sesame crackers and Greek yogurt

Kale, spinach, apple, kiwi, mango juice with a turkey and shredded cheese roll up

whole wheat zucchini pancakes! He did not like these very much and I thought they were really tasteless- so no recipe to post yet, making a new batch soon- stay tuned! 
He did like the plain zucchini cut into sticks, w his sea weed and string cheese.

blury pic- SUPER JUICY orange slices and a waffle with cream cheese and peanut butter

YA! LUNCH RULES! Veggie & fruit juice, scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, avocado, and hummus on sesame crackers.

Mixed veggies, barley, 1/4 of a piece of naan with hummus on it, seaweed, a turkey meatball and a sweet rice roll (half) for a treat!

Ham, cheese and cream cheese samich with yellow mustard- a favorite- repeated- he loves it.

Whole wheat naan with peanut butter- a whole orange "ball" he played with, but eventually let me peel and then he ate several slices, & a Plum squeezie packet 
1 piece of lavash/flat bread cut into 2 slice-o-bread sized pieces- mozzarella and tomato sauce inside cooked just like a quesadilla- this was a big hit


Anonymous said...

Love all of the ideas for lunch and dinner! I have already tried the different roll up wraps and my daughter loves them. Please continue posting these!

allison levitas said...

This is great! My daughter is 15 months old and we too try the organic route. Your son seems to be a much better eater than Lilly though LOL. Half of her lunch ends up on the floor, but thanks for the great ideas!

Kelly said...

Just made the sweet potato quesadillas today. Crazy-delicious! My 15-month-old, her daddy and I all loved them! Never would have thought of using sweet potato raw like that. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I can't get over this. My son is almost 3 and doesn't eat that much in a day let alone one meal. I have a hard time getting him to eat veggies, I am going to try some of this. I love the roll up "sammies" idea.

MarĂ­lia Hammond said...

Love the lunch ideas and your good eater :)
I also have a good eater girl at home! I'm making the cream cheese, chicken breast and avocado sandwiche for lunch!!
thanks for sharing your ideas!

BabyPrice said...

Love all of the ideas. My son now only wants to feed himself ... He's going to get roll ups from now on! Great way to hide some extra veggies!