Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lunchbox 69: Sick Lunch

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Lunchbox 69: Sick Lunch, a photo by ficbot on Flickr.

The boyfriend has been sick for the last two weeks, and is just getting back into regular food. He asked for the plainest plain lunch I could manage, and here it is: plain white bread, jam on the side and a few raisins.

Two notes about this lunch :) First of all, I want to thank Kelly from Easy Lunchboxes for sending me the easy lunchbox dippers. As you can see, they fit perfectly in the medium compartment (up to four of them will fit in the main compartment too) and are perfect for a spoonful of jam. The boy is not always gentle with the lunchbag and has complained before about me packing liquidy things, so I appreciated being able to pop a lid on these.

Also, the white bread. I had no idea how hard it would be to find plain white bread! All the bread these days is fortified and enriched and so on, and all I wanted was plain. It took forever to find some!

I am glad he is on the mend. I hope he remembers to eat his boring lunch tomorrow; he needs to get his energy back!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Easy Lunchbox Cookbook is Out!

I am so excited! My favourite lunchbox makers, the Easy Lunchbox people, have a new cookbook out. School has started again and I am looking for some new ideas. I got a sneak peek of the book and am anxious to get my hands on the gorgeous-looking printed copy! Want your own sneak peak? Check out these pics...

Purchase the book at Amazon or Easy Lunchboxes.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Lunchbox 68: Hummus & Veggie Sandwich

I am trying to imitate a great sandwich I had in a cafe: cucumber slices, red pepper slices and hummus on a good loaf of bread. On the side: grapes and apple chips.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lunchbox 67: Fancy Sandwich

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Lunchbox 67: Fancy Sandwich, a photo by ficbot on Flickr.

Peanut butter and nutella sandwich, grapes, salt & vinegar soy nuts. I played with the boy's lunch yesterday and did heart cutouts. He was impressed by my 'carving skills' (I used a cookie cutter; he didn't know!) but lamented the lost bread. So I kept the cut-out in there this time...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lunchbox 66: Bagel & Cream Cheese

Pumpernickel bagel with tofutti cream cheese and strawberry jam, baby carrots, apple chips.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lunchbox 64: Pizza Bagel

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Lunchbox 64: Pizza Bagel, a photo by ficbot on Flickr.

A summer favourite: I always have the ingredients on hand and I can cook it quickly in the toaster oven without heating the kitchen up! Pizza bagel, 100-calorie snack pack, red grapes.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lunchbox 64: Sandwich Bento

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Lunchbox 64: Sandwich Bento, a photo by ficbot on Flickr.

At last, I have found a bread that does not irritate my eczema or leave me starving an hour later: german rye bread. So here it is with soy cheese slices and tomato sauce (lower cal than mayo and adds some veggie content) and strawberries with little cookies on the side.