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Darling Baby and I started attending a great little Mommy and Me Class on Mondays now that my Darling Teen is back in school. You should see how his eyes lit up when he saw all the toys and other babies. He has so much fun there. They play inside, then have singing time, then play outside, then come back in for lunch.
Last week I didn’t know they ate lunch there so I fed him first and just brought a pouch of sweet potatoes and some water. Boy did I feel like a jerk when EVERY OTHER MOM pulled out a lunch box.
So this week in anticipation of starting to pack tiny lunches, I made some of these Coconut Flour Muffins from Homemade Mommy. I’ve caved and started giving Darling Baby small amounts of grains in the past couple months, but for the most part I prefer to keep him grain free so these muffins are a staple in my house for quick breakfasts or to put in lunches. They’re very nourishing. The recipe calls for six eggs and almost a half cup of coconut oil or ghee, so they’re great brain food for a growing baby. Oh, and they’re delicous. (Don’t like greasing muffin tins? Me either. Here’s my secret weapon. They will pop out with no greasing and no sticking!)
I also packed him some turkey and cheese rollups, pickle wedges and a clementine.
We shared. I had a muffin and two of the rollups and a pickle and he ate the clementine and about half a rollup. He had a bite or two of pickle and a few bites of muffin.
In this post, Lindsey from Homemade Mommy (she’s kind of a Real Food lunch-packing expert) explains that her criteria for a nourishing lunch include: Good Fats, a Fermented Condiment and Bone Broth. The cheese and muffins definitely qualified under good fats. The pickle was my fermented condiment but alas, nothing with bone broth in this particular lunch. My own criteria includes at least two fruits or one fruit and one vegetable, so the clementine and blueberries in the muffin fill that requirement.
What do you try to include when you pack a lunch?