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Lunch Ideas??

Candace - posted on 01/17/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I'm at home right now and my oldest is just turned 2 in November. I'm trying to think of new lunch/snack ideas but kind of stuck in a rut. I feel like we're just rotating thru crackers, cottage cheese, pasta and peanut butter sandwiches. She's not a big left-over eater so I need some new ideas please!

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Danielle - posted on 01/17/2011

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You could try sandwich sushi!

First cut off the crust off some bread, roller pin the bread flat, shred veggies like carrots, cucumber, red pepper, and cheese. Then layer on a light spread of Mayo, a little ricotta cheese, then add the other ingredients and roll like a sushi roll, and cut.

It is fun and make the sandwiches bit sized and very colorful. It is also a good way to sneak in some veggies.

You can make them with almost anything! A little deli turkey, cream cheese, lettuce. You name it!

(Make sure you don't fill a lot in each roll though. It could cause some bread breakage and a big mess)



Another recipe I like to make are homemade bean nachos.

Take a couple tortilla shells and get some fun cookie cutter shapes and cut them out of the shell.

With the oven at 350 F, oil a pan, and bake the shapes for around 6-7 mins so they are crisp without burning.

In a pan take 3/4 cup of refried beans, one clove of fresh garlic (crushed), and 2 tbs of salsa and cook until it is all mixed together and heated.

Then with the cooled tortilla shapes put a teaspoon or so of the mixture on each shape, add a little shredded cheese, and bake again for another 5 mins to melt the cheese.

It is a great finger food and you can have shapes for any theme. ex) for Halloween we made cat, pumpkins, and bat shapes.

Add a little dollop of Sour creme and enjoy!



I hope these are helpful.

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Candace - posted on 01/18/2011

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Those sound fantastic! I especially like the sandwish sushi! Quick and healthy! I love it!

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