Midday Message…

What a week it’s been for us!  The start of the school year, settling into our routines, adjusting to having BOTH boys gone all day…it’s been a process to say the least!  The house is so quiet during the day and not having my youngest around to share lunch with sure is strange, but knowing just how much he is loving Kindergarten makes it all a little easier to deal with.  Every morning he wakes up with a huge smile on his face and reminds me that he has to go to get ready to go to school.  Then when he gets home he recounts the day with as many details as his little memory can hold.  As much as he loves it, I know there is a small part of him that misses home while he’s at school.  Before he walks out the door he always does a double take of his bag to make sure his stuffed puppy and little blanket are tucked safely in his backpack.  Today I wanted to send him a little mid-day message to let him know I was thinking of him.  I used a cookie cutter in the shape of “I Love You” in American Sign Language.  My son knows this symbol well as we’ve been using it with him since before he could talk.

Today’s lunch includes: ham & cheese sandwich (click HERE to find the cookie cutter), ham and string cheese, almonds, 1/4 of a Quest bar cut into small bites (the reason I like this bar is that it’s made without Agave Syrup and/or artificial sweeteners), cucumbers w/ ranch dip, oranges & blueberries, almond flour chocolate chip cookie

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22 Responses to Midday Message…

  1. MelodyA. says:

    Wow, here I thought Agave syrup was good. You just made me look it up and now I’m ditching it. Thanks!

  2. annie says:

    MelodyA & Jamie: what is the issue with Agave? MelodyA — what site did you find? I’ve been using agave as a honey substitute thinking it was better due to its low-GI status. Help? Thanks!

  3. Jamie says:

    Hi Melody and Annie-
    Here is one of the best and most comprehensive posts I’ve found on agave syrup: http://mariahealth.blogspot.com/2011/07/carolina-bbq-sauce-and-agave-facts.html She explains is much better than I ever could!!

  4. FunkySteph says:

    I’ve been trying to post comments recently and without being able to explain why I couldn’t (technical problem…)
    You inspire me a lot with your fabulous lunches! I wish I’d know your blog a long time ago, my son would have had fun with his packed lunches then. Now he is in a canteen (which I am not very happy with…)
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. amy says:

    can you share with me where you found your little condiment containers. All that I’ve seen in the stores, are too tall. thanks.

  6. Jamie says:

    Amy- You can find those containers here: http://astore.amazon.com/thluro-20/detail/B002K25WUO
    Hope that helps! :)

  7. why don’t you like agave? (just cause it’s sugar? or something more complex that I don’t know about)

  8. UFO says:

    Thank you jamie . Iwould not have more knowledge about kids tiffin menu for school . I got some extra ordinary information about it from your posting with more nutrition value. Thanks again for sharing me.

  9. Hugo says:

    Topic excellent and very comprehensive, thanks.

  10. Nice blog and nice posting

  11. Looks healthy to me :) Bon Appetit ;)

  12. Gold Ira says:

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    thanks for share

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