What’s for Lunch?

Well, we’ve been back to school for a little over a month now.  Our lunch boxes are getting lots of use.  So, to answer the age old question, “what’s for lunch?”, here you go:

In this PlanetBox, we find- smoked wild Alaskan salmon on a bed of organic lettuce, cucumbers from the garden with a side of creamy dip, grain free pumpkin bread, a banana, & blueberry coated chevre.  This is my 10 year old daughter’s lunch.

In our Laptop Lunch we find- organic carrots & apple slices, dried (unsweetened) banana chips, a home assembled trail mix, a Stretch Island Fruit Leather, & slices of uncured ham.  This is my 7 year old daughter’s lunch.

This Laptop Lunch contains- smoked wild Alaskan salmon, snap peas & carrots, dried “just banana”, sunflower seeds, cucumbers from the garden with creamy dip, & grain free pumpkin bread.  This is my 7 year old daughter’s lunch.

In the PlanetBox once again, we see a post braces lunch for 10 year old McKenzie- organic apple slices, canadian bacon, carrot stick slivers, & grain free pumpkin brownies (I left out the egg, increased the squash a teensy bit, used maple instead of  honey,  and baked longer, we are doing egg free and they turned out delicious).  She’s eating light still as her mouth is sore, although she didn’t have to do really soft for long.

McKenzie and her shiny new braces- she chose pink and teal.

My other three children do not pack as beautiful of lunches (yes, for the most part all five kiddos pack their own lunches).  I had purchased the PlanetBox for Kaylee (7th grade) and she LOVED it at first (as did all her friends), then she decided the compartments were too small (she eats more than her Mama, but she’s also dancing 5x week).  So, my plan to purchase these for all five kids was changed and the highly coveted box went to McKenzie who LOVES it and has no issue with the size of the compartments.  Kelsey is perfectly happy with her hand down Laptop Lunch (Kaylee and Kenzie both had one), however she has already lost the second outer shell (hence why she isn’t getting a new PlanetBox).  Matthew is incredibly forgetful and I’m afraid he’d lose the box in a matter of days, I just don’t have that kind of money to throw away.  I’m seriously thinking on buying one for David as he is responsible and would love to have one as well.   I spent $80 on Kaylee’s box with the extra ice pack & shipping. . . definitely not an inexpensive option.  The Laptop Lunch is a little more cost effective at closer to $40.

*I did not receive any free items or compensation for this post.  This is merely our experience with the lunch systems and items contained within.

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About PolkaDotMommy

Wife to a teacher extraordinaire... Mama to Five littles... Conservative Catholic Christian with a Strong Environmentalist Mentality... Respecting Life... Living for our Savior... Learning to trust God in all things.
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