Almond-crusted Chicken Strips! {recipe}

Friday, August 30, 2013

Mommy's Lunch:
Almond-crusted chicken strips
green beans, tomatoes
grapes, and strawberries
mother's milk tea

packed in an EasyLunchBox
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Almond-crusted Chicken Strips: 
inspired by this recipe from Allergy-Free Alaska

1.5-2 lb. chicken breast (cut into strips)
1 cup almond flour/meal
1 tbsp ground flax
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 black pepper
1/2 tsp dried parsley
2 eggs

- preheat oven to 425°
- mix dry ingredients in a deep plate
- beat egg in a separate bowl
- dip chicken strips in egg then coat with almond flour mixture
- place in single layer on a baking sheet 
(use parchment or Silpat to prevent from sticking)
- bake for 18-20 minutes, flipping halfway.


Leftovers on Fridays


quick ham and pretzels lunch


Miss C's lunch:
ham and peace sign pretzels
mixed fruit: cantaloup, yellow watermelon, grapes
with peace sign white chocolate

Packed in an EasyLunchBox

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Picture Day Lunch

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Smile! It's picture day at school!

Miss C's Lunch:
Ham and Cheese camera sandwich
green peppers and applesauce


Packed in an EasyLunchBox

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Ham and Cheese Roll-ups

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Miss C's lunch:
ham and cheese rollups
grapes, plum, and tomatoes

packed in a Lunchbot Trio with a Lunchbox Love note.

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Bentos on the Bayou

First Day of 1st Grade!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

*sniff* 
Today marks the first day of school. First grade. 
With the "big kids" as Miss C call them. 
Apparently, Kindergarteners are the babies. 
Well they are ALL babies to me!

Stop growing, Miss C!!! 

 Between getting myself ready for work, getting Miss C ready for school and Baby E's things for daycare, and packing lunches, I was a disorganized mess this morning! I'm trying to figure out how to juggle everything. This 2-children morning thing is so new to me.

But Miss C did not miss the bus today and I was at work by 8:30am.  
So I consider this morning a WIN!

Miss C's Lunch: 
mini PBJs faces (at her request) 
blueberries and raspberries, peach yogurt 
and a small piece of chocolate

packed in an EasyLunchBox

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mommy+me... +baby!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

We had a very busy summer! On June 28, we welcomed our precious bundle of joy. 

Everyone, meet Miss E.

She is perfect and Miss C absolutely adores her little sister!

I {heart} this photo taken by Darcy Holsopple.
Visit her blog for more pics

The beginning part of the summer was consumed with baby prep while the latter was consumed by baby love. I'm sure we will settle into our routine soon and hopefully incorporating baby madness into it, actually, incorporating our own routine to the baby's routine. She's pretty much the boss right now. Well, her need to eat and cuddle takes precedence over a lot of stuff... like blogging and chores.  I am slowly getting back into my regular "leisure" activities, like showering, Crossfit, baking/decorating, and blogging.

So this week is exciting and busy! My maternity leave went by really fast and  I am back to work full time this week. Which means back to packing lunches! AND most importantly, Miss C starts school tomorrow! Back to school! Back to bentos! I'm excited! Miss C is excited! Let's do this! 1st grade, here we come!
Mommy's Lunch: 
Baked chicken w/ green beans
grapes and Mother's Milk tea
packed in an EasyLunchBox

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