School Lunch – Summer Rolls

Today’s school lunch was vegetable summer rolls. This was an alternative to the school menu item, shrimp spring rolls. ($6!) Ours included tofu, color peppers, cucumbers, carrots, and bean thread noodles all rolled up cozy in brown rice wrappers. He took two of these along with grapes. He also randomly asked to take a piece […]

Back to School

Baby boy is in kindergarten! Wow. All day big guy school means school lunch. They do offer a catered “healthy” hot lunch, but for a few reasons we will be packing lunch. 1. The catered option doesn’t include vegan options. Every day includes cheese and/or meat. 2. The catered option is $6 per day. (!) […]

School Lunch – Dolmades

The little dude is a creature of habit. We rarely eat at restaurants, but when we do he loves the local bakery where he always orders the Greek Sampler. This includes dolmades, olives, tomatoes, hummus, bread, and peppers. Let’s just say he’s not a cheap date. Anyway… we sometimes recreate it at home. (He took […]

School Lunch – Bean Burrito

Bean burrito made with whole grain tortilla and pinto beans. (Pinto beans were soaked overnight and cooked until soft, then mashed. Salt, chili powder, a splash of lime juice.) This lunch cost us right around $1.20. I was surprised it was that much, relative to the other lunches this week. The tortilla and especially the […]