Lately I've been feeling like we've been in a bit of lunch rut. My little guy requests Sunbutter and jelly sandwiches daily, but I'm always trying to get him to try something different. Today I tried something new for lunch, using these fun Broccoli Littles from Dr Praeger's. They say we eat with our eyes first, and I think that's especially true for kids. These Littles are fun because they come in star, dinosaur, and little people shapes. Not only are they fun to look at, but it gets a serving of vegetables in without a fight, and they taste great too.
For this milk free lunch, I used:
Four Broccoli Littles from Dr. Praeger's (They cook quickly: 450°F for about four minutes per side)
Half of an organic Chicken Apple Sausage (which I pan fried)
some cucumber, cut into matchsticks
yellow bell pepper, cut into sun shapes
some watermelon, cut into star and sun shapes
Everything was room temp by the time lunch time came around, but since the bites and sausage were cooked I didn't worry too much about it. It was a big hit with the little guy, and all of his friends thought the shapes were super cool!