The theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap over at Celiac Family is after school snacks. My daughter thankfully is doing a half day kindergarten, so when she gets out of school we just go home and eat lunch! She does have snack in school, but last year she mostly just ate gluten-free pretzel sticks. The parents bring in snacks consisting of cheese, fruit, and veggies but my daughter is still so picky she will only eat apples and occasionally muffins. I made some banana muffins for them to keep in the freezer for birthday parties for her and brought in lots of bags of pretzels over the course of the school year. When she wants a snack at home she frequently eats a trail mix with pretzels, nuts, dried fruit, and some chocolate chips. I try to offer apples when they are in season and sometimes I can get her to try some smoothie, but she likes her snack routines so I usually just roll with it.
This weekend threw us a curveball of stomach flu with the Princess. That was rather nasty and it made her miss the first day of kindergarten! (That sounds like one of the saddest things ever! So, I didn’t get some of the special back to school breakfasts done that I wanted to, but we’ve had plenty of toast and applesauce going on!
Lunch: Honey Basil Kabobs, with grilled chicken for hubby and grilled salmon for me
These were super yummy and I was so excited to find an easy recipe that starred veggies for the grill!
Breakfast for dinner: Pancake with cinnamon sautéed apples
Tex-Mex Shepherd’s Pie (from Happy Herbivore) & Regular Shepherd’s Pie
Sloppy Joes (Lentil Sloppy Joes)
Chef Salad with croutons
meatloaf (Recipe from my mom’s home economic class!)
Vanilla cream mango milkshake with popcorn