Several months ago I wrote a blog post explaining my “formula” for Oliver’s daycare lunches — a main dish, vegetable(s), fruit(s) and avocado. I still follow this formula, as it makes my life simpler, and it gives Oliver a sense of routine, familiarity and predictability among the chaotic environment of daycare.
Here are a few recent examples of Paleo daycare lunches I have packed for Oliver:
(1) Sockeye salmon; (2) Avocado; (3) Cherry tomatoes and raw carrot pieces; (4) Strawberries, kiwi and blueberries.
(1) Meatballs with tomato sauce; (2) Raw cherry tomatoes and yellow pepper pieces; (3) Navel oranges and grapes; (4) Avocado.
(1) Paleo BBQ pulled pork; (2) Cabbage, apple and carrot slaw; (3) Avocado; (4) Pears.
Today’s lunch: (1) Strawberries and blueberries; (2) Roasted chicken thighs; (3) Avocado; (4) Steamed butternut squash, carrots and broccoli; (5) Rainbow cherry tomatoes. Oliver is on a huge tomato kick right now, and our local crops are particularly sweet this year.
And just for a fun comparison, a daycare lunch from a year ago. Oliver sure does eat a lot more now than he did back then!
(1) Salmon; (2) Mashed cauliflower; (3) Blackberries and grapes; (4) Steamed carrots.