3 days in and it seems we’re already in a rut, doesn’t it? Truth is, Carter tells us what he wants in his lunch and, like my husband, he likes pretty much the same thing every day.
Half of a turkey sandwich, Triscuits, grapes, cheese cubes, cooked carrots, and a fortune cookie. The carrots came home yet again. He claimed the ice pack made them hard again so he didn’t like them. I think we’re gonna have to get a small Thermos for warm veggies, since that seems to be the only way he’ll eat them.
Today is Carter’s first day of Kindergarten, and our first time having to pack lunches for him. A while back (like, maybe a year ago!) I got a blogger goody bag in the mail and they had a Laptop Lunches container in there. I saved it knowing I’d need it this year, so I finally got to use it and packed his very first elementary school lunch.
It has Triscuits, ham, colby jack cheese, applesauce, and raw carrots. I have a feeling he’ll come home with uneaten cheese and carrots, but we’ll see.
For more on his first day, make sure you check things out on Baby Nosh!
This is the recipe that made me like quinoa. I could take it or leave it before now, but mostly leave it. I liked the “mouthfeel” of it, but there was something weird about the taste of it. But this recipe definitely takes care of that issue.
It’s got a delicate little sweet-and-sour thing going on, which I really liked. It’s light, it’s healthy, and it’s seriously delicious.
Funny story: I made this while my postpartum doula was over helping out. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, so when it was finished and I tasted it, I ran out to the living room where she was hanging with the baby, handed her a spoon and said, “You HAVE to try this!” That’s how good it is, y’all.
I’d like to try it with shrimp next time, but it was great with chicken. It’s perfect for lunch, or leave out the meat and it’s a great side dish.
Prepare quinoa according to package directions, using chicken broth instead of water.
While the quinoa is cooking, combine all of the sauce ingredients together and whisk to combine. When the quinoa finishes cooking, scoop it into a large bowl. Stir in the sauce and mix well. Stir in the chicken, carrots, edamame, red pepper, green onions, peanuts and cilantro. Add salt and pepper to taste.
A. I eat home cooked meals every day
B. I eat healthy foods
C. I menu plan
D. Everything I make is delicious
E. I don’t struggle with balance
I’m a real person with real kids and a real full-time, outside-the-house job. I’m tired (oh so very tired) and can’t seem to find time most days to remember to blog. But I do Instagram (username is alittlenosh) and Twitter a lot so feel free to follow me on there if you would like.
Anyway, my point is this. I’ve let myself get out of control and its time to take control back. I’m taking care of ME and joined Weight Watchers again. I was successful in the past and hope to be so again.
Their program may not be everyone’s choice but it helps me with the two things I struggle with the most: control, and portion size.
I’m going to try to chronicle my efforts both here and on Baby Nosh so feel free to join in and follow along. I’m looking forward to getting myself back.