Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Homeschool "School" Lunches

Tuesdays are our homeschooling co-op so that means "school" lunches for three kiddos. Here are a few PlanetBox pictures of what the kids are eating at "school".
 Dema's Lauch PlanetBox with Good Health Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites, Alive and Radiant Southwest Ranch Kale Chips, a samosa, Field Roast Lentil Sage Deli Slices with mustard, ketchup, and Vegenaise on Veganic Ancient Whole Wheat Bread, and an Almond Dream yogurt that doesn't fit inside the PlanetBox.
 Josie's Rover PlanetBox with peanut butter and fruit spread on Veganic Ancient Whole Wheat Bread, chocolate mulberriesAlive and Radiant Southwest Ranch Kale Chips, a samosa, Good Health Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites, and an Almond Dream yogurt that doesn't fit inside the PlanetBox.
 Parker's Lunch PlanetBox with Good Health Peanut Butter Pretzel BitesAlive and Radiant Southwest Ranch Kale Chips, a samosa, Field Roast Lentil Sage Deli Slices with horseradish mustard, mixed greens, pickles, and Horseradish Vegenaise on Veganic Ancient Whole Wheat Bread, and an Almond Dream yogurt that doesn't fit inside the PlanetBox.
 Josie's Rover PlanetBox with Alive and Radiant Southwest Ranch Kale Chips, dried mangoes, chocolate mulberries, apple slices, and leftover rice with SoyBoy baked tofu.
Dema and Parker had identical Launch PlanetBoxes with apple slices, carrot sticks, and Sukhi's Red Curry Tofu and Vegetables. The boys loved the curry and it makes a quick and easy lunch for days when we don't have leftovers. It isn't as complex tasting as my homemade curry, but it does pack a spicy punch that the kids enjoyed.

6 comments:

KBH said...

So, are you bitter about the yogurt not fitting? I've looked at the planet boxes and noticed that many negative comments were about sandwiches not fitting. It looks like you got a little creative with arranging them. Could you give me more feedback on these boxes? My older one starts kindergarten next year and I'm not going to shell out the HUGE shipping costs unless it is Vegan Linda approved. I'm especially interested in whether Josie can open the latch without help from her awesome brothers or an adult. Some safety seals require a lot of finger strength that some kids and adults lack.

Spécialiste de l'éphémère said...

I love that!
My kids like lunches with plenty of little things... this is perfect!

Meat-Free Mike said...

Hey Vegan Linda, can I come by for a planet lunch box lunch too? Looks so YUMMY!

VeganLinda said...

KBH, I should do an actual review, but I will say that it is very easy for kids to open and fill themselves. There is a downside on the sandwiches, depending on your bread. Rudi's bread is smaller so those sandwiches fit better, but my kids don't mind me getting creative with the cutting. It can be a pain with the yogurt since I was used to sending pudding or yogurt to school with Parker last year and it fit fine in his to-go ware. I like the carrying cases for the planetboxes, but they also take up more room. I can't just throw one in my purse like I do other stainless steel containers. I thought Rob might use the launch size on days when we don't have our homeschooling co-op, but he hasn't yet. We bought the planetboxes with a group of parents so we took advantage of a 10% discount...not huge, but nice to have a bit of a break. We have lots of friends with Planetboxes now (most of them with kids just starting K or in 1st grade) and they all love them. Your parents should bring them up sometime when they are visiting instead of paying for shipping. Or you might find a group of parents in your area who want to go in on an order. Since we've ordered ours, we've had several other groups run an order.

VeganLinda said...

Spécialiste de l'éphémère, I have to admit, I really like filling the little spaces. :-)

Mike, I would love to pack a planetbox lunch for you. BTW, where is your blog???? I've been waiting to hear what MFM is up to!

Ruskin Days Downunder said...

nice! I received a PlanetBox for my birthday and haven't used it yet because i wanted to get the contents just right :P