The Lunchbox #2

Second day of lunch packing!

Lunchbox #2

milk
3 peanut butter bites (can be made with any nut or soy butter)
rice cakes with goat cheese
2 vegetable quesadilla triangles (thanks for the idea, Jen!)
raspberries and blackberries

The Result: 1 quesadilla triangle came back. I think my kiddo works up quite an appetite at school. He also did not bring back his not inexpensive insulated stainless steel cup–I hope another kid accidentally packed it and it comes back next week.

A note about the rice cakes. I think rice cakes carry the stigma of 80’s dieting fads, sweatbands, and working out with Richard Simmons, but I have an affinity for them. I love a crisp rice cake, especially with some tuna salad. I found a brand called ‘Suzy’s Thin Cakes’ (link above) at Costco, and I adore them. The only ingredients are brown rice, quinoa, and flax, and they are much thinner than a traditional rice cake, so they are wonderful for kids. The only drawback about rice cakes is that they get soft if you dress them and pack them the night before, so you have to pack them at the last minute.

Comments 4

  1. April wrote:

    What are peanut butter bites? I am going to pick up some of those rice cakes – they sound great.

    Posted 20 Jun 2011 at 1:42 am
  2. Anna wrote:

    @ April–follow the link. It goes to a recent article I wrote in the local Madison weekly paper, The Isthmus. Peanut butter bites are an easy, protein-rich snack of peanut butter, agave or honey, powdered milk, and some other healthy add-ins. Just mix and roll into balls.

    Posted 20 Jun 2011 at 8:53 pm
  3. Diane wrote:

    Your lunches sound quite a bit more exciting that what my kids ever get. I’ve never even had rice cakes.

    Posted 21 Jun 2011 at 8:40 pm
  4. Elaine wrote:

    I think your kiddo is the first to ever bring goat cheese in a lunch box. He’s a lucky luncher!

    Posted 27 Jun 2011 at 9:47 pm

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