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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Breakfast/ Lunch/ Snack ideas

My sister-in-law and I were talking yesterday about challenges keeping each of our galloping hordes of children fed (we each have 4 kids). Some of the eaters are pickier than others. Usually mealtimes are not a challenge, my sister-in-law said, but snacks. It is a challenge to find snacks that are healthy (no cookies), don't take lots of work (smoothies) and don't cost lots (fancy cheese?) So I decided to post my meal ideas lists for breakfast and lunch, and some snack ideas. Maybe it will help my sister-in-law, and some other moms/ dads too!

Breakfast Ideas
French toast
Eggs & Bacon
Toast w/ PB, & / or jam
Egg burritos
Apples, bananas w/ PB
Yogurt with berries
Breakfast pizzas
milk, chocolate milk
juice, water, tea
hot chocolate
coffee (Mom & Dad)

Lunch Ideas
PB & J
Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Chicken Nuggets
Chicken Patty Sandwich (as Mom first)
Toast with peanut butter
Tortillas with PB & J, cream cheese
Snacky plate
Hot leftovers
Eggs & toast, bacon
Egg salad Sandwich
Tuna fish sandwich
Mac & cheese
Hot dogs
Bagel with toppings
Extra things to fill in:
fruit- apple, grapes, peach, banana, yogurt, string cheese
piece of ham or turkey
carrots, snap peas, celery in dip
pretzels, chips
milk, chocolate milk
juice, water, iced tea

Snack Ideas:
crackers & peanut butter
Granola bar
Fruit/ cereal bar
rice cakes
string cheese (with piece of ham?)
crackers & cheese
graham crackers
toast with jelly or honey
GORP (raisins/ peanuts mix)
Goldfish crackers
Celery, carrots, snap peas & ranch dressing
Celery with peanut butter
Banana (with peanut butter?)
Apple  (with peanut butter?)
Apricots (dried?)
Ham & cheese
Hard-boiled eggs
Cottage cheese
Chips & salsa

I hope this list is a help to you, feel free to copy, paste and print it, (mine is even laminated!) and then post it in your own pantry! You can add or delete from it too. It may just give you and your kids some great ideas for snacks, breakfast or lunch, or get you out of a rut! You may not have all of these items in your home ALL the time, but you may, and it can be a delicious discovery!

John 21:11-13

11 So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.

Luke 12:28-30

28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them.

1 comment:

  1. I'm off to make their pre-swim-lesson-snack ... with a little fresh inspiration! :)


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