We ordered pizza on Monday (school holiday for the kids, and work holiday for Big J!), so I sent leftover pizza in the lunchboxes on Tuesday.
Miss M's box - notice the slightly smaller portions. There's an unintended reddish theme going on in there - pepperoni, strawberries, tomatoes, and Craisins in the 'snack mix.'
Mister J's box - carrots and hummus in place of the tomatoesWednesday:
Every time I send pizza, it's a big hit and there are no leftovers. Mister J's box was empty when he got home Tuesday afternoon. Miss M's box still contained the larger piece of pizza. I was surprised, since she's a bigger fan of pepperoni than her brother.
Mister J's lunch - soybutter and jelly sandwich, Fritos, cherries, cucumber stars and Italian dressing. In addition to this, he took some salt and pepper popcorn for snack time. He ate everything in here except for one cherry. (Really - he left one.) This is the most success I've had with cherries! He wasn't able to finish the popcorn, either, because he "ran out of time." Too much talking, perhaps?
I was glad to see Miss M's lunch box come home empty today (same things as Mister J's lunch, by the way). I've been reducing the portions a little bit at a time, but I also worry that I won't be sending enough. I have to keep reminding myself that she gets a snack midway through the morning.... I'm also wondering why the cucumbers were such a success today. Are my kids picky about cucumber peel like some kids are about the crusts on bread? Hmm... food for thought (pun intended)!