Is it wrong if I said I am more than ready for blankets of snow? We are on day whatever of this heat and humidity in Connecticut and turning on the oven or stove, even in the air conditioner, is just not an option.
For lunch today, we had these DIY Lunchables. Remember those school cafeteria favorites from childhood? There is something so fun about bite-sized bits and for toddlers learning to assert themselves and self-feed this is a great way to hand over some control.
There are TONS (literally tons…check out all the fun ideas on Pinterest) of versions of DIY Lunchables out there on the internets. Work with what you have. I tried to include most of the food groups. Sadly, veggies did not make this one.
For this round-up we have crackers, cheese, some Boar’s Head chicken and salami with organic strawberries. For WELL under a dollar (as compared to over $3) this is a much less expensive and fresher version of the lunchtime favorite.
And can we talk about this toddler plate real quick? This ezpz Happy Mat is my favorite recent purchase for Wyatt, who is working on self-feeding. Mealtime manners are a must in my family, but where to start!? He was definitely ready to move from a few pieces of finger food on his high chair tray to choosing his own bites and experimenting with utensils. I love everything about the concept for this toddler plate – it doubles as a placemat to catch the dribbles, suctions to the table or high chair to prevent flipping, and offers compartments for keeping flavors organized.
I am excited to create some more DIY Lunchable meals for my kids. Share your favorite version in the comments!