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day 4: "lunchables"

Miss C loves Lunchables. For those who don't know what Lunchables are, they are a popular prepackaged lunch with crackers, some kind of cold cut meat, and cheese that the kids can stack. And most of the time they come with a candy bar.
Typical lunchable

I decided that a homemade version of a Lunchable is more budget friendly, earth friendly and kid friendly. I used some circle cutters that I use for cookies and baking to cut the ham and cheese, stacked them with Ritz crackers. Pineapple chunks speared with a heart pick and salad with ranch.  
Right: Miss C's Lunchables
Left: My lunch with scraps from cheese and ham from circle,
cottage cheese, pineapple and soup (that I didn't end up eating).

I was worried that Miss C won't eat her salad but she ate it up. She even said that there are some kids that brought salads as their lunches! I was very impressed with this group of 4-year-olds since I know more than a handful adults who won't even touch a salad with a ten-foot fork! But then again, we are blessed with a "weird" kid who wanted crab and sushi after her Monday soccer practice. 

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"Don't cha wish your girlfriend(wife) packed lunch like me?"
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Last weekend, he participated in a mud/foam run in Chicago with the some of the athletes at our Crossfit box. It was a 2.5 hour bus ride each way, so he needed to pack lunch and a post-race dinner.  Of course I jumped on that opportunity to pack his lunches too. :)
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