Thursday, January 31, 2013

More Awesome Lunchbox Ideas


Exhale.

Whew, I had to do that, it's been a big couple of weeks - in so many ways. Last Thursday I had my annual checking-breasts-for-cancer MRI (results not in yet), which still - even 5 years down the track - freaks me out. It likely always will, but in a way, the reminder of cancer is good. Cancer itself is bad, of course, but the reminder to make the most of my life is good. 

I. remember. 

Nelle started school and I started my new fellowship (I'm apparently still a scientist, regardless of what I say), and we did mad dashes around the house to save things from the extraordinary rain. I've been reading and writing lots of poetry, and just sent off 6 of my favourites to a poetry contest. My first one! We booked tickets for a trip to Phuket and Sri Lanka. We had lunch with friends and brunch with friends and my friend Michelle dropped by with a heavy bagful of mangoes from her very own tree. I love this time of post-travel catching up, and settling in.

And now? It's almost the weekend, and I'm going to slide into the corner of our apple-green couch with a book and a pot of tea and a super-blowy fan, and keep on exhaling. 

I'll remember to inhale, too. Don't worry.
Amanda xx
 
PS. Over the weekend I'll start putting together a post about Nelle's first week of lunchboxes, including brand new school-friendly recipes (and photos) - but until then, I had a look through the archives for some Lunchbox Food Group ideas. 

Of course, you can make these for yourself as well ...

CRUNCHY | CRISPY
Crackers

Raw

Cooked

CHEWY

SOFT | BREADY 
Muffins

Sandwiches and wraps

Little bites


Cookies (some of which are actually chewy)

LIQUID-ISH

1 comments:

Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

Your first poetry contest? How exciting! Please keep it posted on how it goes. :)

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