meatloaf lunch

Monday, February 25, 2013

Meatloaf (Paleo) and sweet potatoes
cucumbers and clementine
packed in an EasyLunchBox

My husband made the meatloaf with ground beef, shredded carrots, chopped onions, eggs and spices. He cooks the way I do (experimental, using recipes as "guidelines," adding stuff here and there.) Otherwise, I would share the recipe with you.

Pork Carnitas Salad

Friday, February 22, 2013

My husband is doing a Crossfit Open Challenge and decided to go Paleo(ish) during the next 6 weeks. We have a very busy schedule, both of us working full time and then working out in the evenings, (with Miss C tagging along with her own jump rope,) we needed to utilize our slow cooker (crock pots)  and plan out our dinners ahead of time. The other day we tried a recipe for Pork Carnitas from Mom Gone Paleo. It was yummy. We altered it based on the availability in our pantry (we had no cinnamon and green chilies.) 

Rub your pork shoulder with the following the night before:
1 tsp of each: cumin, coriander, sea salt, ground pepper, paprika, oregano, garlic (we used fresh garlic)
The next morning, slice one onion and place at the bottom of the crock pot, add 1 cup of chicken broth. Place the pork right on top and cook on low for 8 hours. 
Shred the pork and put it in a baking sheet and place under the broiler for 5 minutes to give it a slight crisp. 

Serve with your choice of: 
romaine lettuce, pico de gallo (or chopped tomatoes and onions,) 
guacamole, grilled/sauted onions and green peppers 
(the following for non paleo:) sour cream, shredded cheese, 
in corn tortillas or over cilantro rice

Bonus: We also used the leftover pork the next day to make omelets. :)

Mommy's Lunch:
Pork Carnitas
over romaine lettice and pico de gallo with sour cream
and blueberries

packed in an EasyLunchBox
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Grown-Ups Gotta Eat

Quick and Easy Lunch Ham Rollups

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Miss C's lunch:
Ham and cheese rollups 
(using flattened wheat bread: see BentOnBetterLunches tutorial)
pretzel crackers, blueberries and yogurt in a silicone mold
packed in a 2-tier Bento Box

spaghetti squash lunch

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mommy's Lunch: 
Spaghetti squash 
with my husband's yummy homemade spaghetti sauce
and blackberries... 
and someone snuck in a Lemonade Girl Scout Cookie!
packed in an EasyLunchBox

happy tooth bento

Monday, February 18, 2013

Did you know February is National Children's Dental Health Month?  Our whole family schedules our 6-month cleaning in one day so we don't forget and to easily fit in into our busy schedules. Miss C also has her first loose tooth! The tooth fairy is definitely on-call ready for this big girl milestone!
Ham & Cheese Sandwich
carrots, yogurt and strawberries
packed in an EasyLunchBox

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Love you Beary much

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Miss C's lunch:
mini pancakes
mozzarella cheese sticks 
yogurt and strawberries
packed in an EasyLunchBox

ground beef stir fry

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mommy's lunch:
quick and easy ground beef stir fry
gluten-free pretzels w/Laughing Cow cheese
and blueberries
packed in an EasyLunchBox

quick and easy ground beef stir fry

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 bag frozen vegetables
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp oil 
1/2 small onion
2 Tbsp soy sauce
salt/pepper to taste

Saute garlic and onion in 1 tbsp of oil.
Add ground beef till cooked. (Drain if needed)
Add frozen veggetables and stir frequently until cooked
Add soy sauce and salt/pepper to taste.
(If preferred, serve with rice.)

Mini Pancakes Lunch

Miss C's lunch:
(Schwan's) Mini pancakes  and strawberries
blueberries and sausage
brownie treat
packed in a Lunchbot Trio

Is it spring yet?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

So Mr. Groundhog is predicting an early spring! I sure hope so!
Miss C's lunch:
 Mini peanut butter sandwiches 
blackberries, strawberries and 2 Thin Mints GS cookies
packed in an EasyLunchBox

Restaurant Leftovers

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

 Got leftovers? Then you have lunch for tomorrow!
Miss C's lunch:
Leftover chicken and broccoli with rice from Panda
chocolate chip granola bar and blackberries

Miss C's lunch:
Leftover roll from Texas Roadhouse with cinnamon butter
grapes, mozzarella cheese stick, orange and peach yogurt.
packed in an EasyLunchBox