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Henry's Lunchbox - Week 8

This week Henry packed 4 days of school lunches. He used his hot lunch thermos for oatmeal. He also tried a few new items from the grocery store in his lunch box.

In case you missed the first post in this school lunch series, you can learn more about our family's lunchbox guidelines here.

DAY 1

DAY 1 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
Oatmeal with brown sugar and raisins, in the Thermos Funtainer
Mixed Nuts
Snack-size Oh Henry Chocolate Bar
Apple slices sprinkled with cinnamon
Water

DAY 1 - WHAT'S LEFT IN HENRY'S LUNCHBOX?
Half the Oatmeal
Half the Nuts
Half the Apple

DAY 2


DAY 2 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
Watermelon and Mango slices
Dried Coconut Strips 
Cheddar Cheese
Turkey Summer Sausage

Henry's Lunchbox - Week 7

This week Henry packed 4 days of school lunches. Although he didn't eat them all, he gave a favorable review to leftover baked beans in his hot lunch thermos. He was excited to test out three types of pancake muffins; the chocolate version was definitely his favorite.

In case you missed the first post in this school lunch series, you can learn more about our family's lunchbox guidelines here.

DAY 1

DAY 1 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
Baked Beans, in the Thermos Funtainer (leftovers)
Dried Apricots
Pomegranate Seeds, in the small container
Fig Bars, 2
Orange
Water

DAY 1 - WHAT'S LEFT IN HENRY'S LUNCHBOX?
Half the Baked Beans
All the Apricots
All the Pomegranate Seeds
All but one Orange segment

DAY 2

DAY 2 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
Pumpkin Pancake Muffins, 2
Mozzarella Sticks wrapped with Salami, 3
Dried Apricots

Pancake Muffins

Henry loves muffins and we've been trying out a new variation this week -- Pancake Muffins! This is an easy recipe shortcut for making muffins with pancake mix. We made three different flavors this week and Henry loved all of them.

The recipe makes 6 muffins. We shared 4 at breakfast, and then he packed 2 in his lunchbox for the following day. They were all devoured!

PANCAKE MUFFINS
Makes 6

- 1 cup Pancake Mix
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together. Pour into lined muffin tin. Bake 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pancake Muffins: We tried the recipe with pumpkin pancake mix for a hearty fall flavor.
Chocolate Banana Coconut Pancake Muffins: We made a batch withtoasted coconut pancake mix.

Henry's Lunchbox - Week 6

This week Henry packed 5 days of school lunches. 

Henry typically packs his lunch after dinner the night before he takes it to school. This helps to reduce the stress of getting out the door on time in the morning. His filled lunchbox sits in the refridgerator overnight. I fill his water bottle and put both in his lunch bag in the morning.

Henry had a "hot" lunch on Wednesday since his school had adelayed start. We baked a turkey corndog and put it in his lunchbox just before he left for school. On late start days, his class eats lunch first before starting class. 

In case you missed the first post in this school lunch series, you can learn more about our family's lunchbox guidelines here.

DAY 1

DAY 1 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
Plum, 2 quarters
Salami, 3 slices
Pepperjack Cheese
Dried Cherries 
Halloween Cookies, 2(homemade)
Water

DAY 1 - WHAT'S LEFT IN HENRY'S LUNCHBOX?
A few bites of Pepperjack Cheese

DAY 2

DAY 2 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
Goldfish Pretzels
Salami…

Henry's Lunchbox - Week 5

This week Henry packed 4 days of school lunches.

In case you missed the first post in this school lunch series, you can learn more about our family's lunchbox guidelines here.

DAY 1

DAY 1 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?
Red Bartlet Pear slices sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice
Rainbow Carrots, 4 sticks
Chicken (leftover from dinner)
Cinnamon Graham Cracker spread with almond butter
Mini Mozzarella Balls
Water
DAY 1 - WHAT'S LEFT IN HENRY'S LUNCHBOX?

Pear, 1 slice
Rainbow Carrots, 3 sticks
All the chicken
All but one Mini Mozzarella Ball

DAY 2

DAY 2 - WHAT DID HENRY PACK FOR LUNCH?