Another Vegan Lunchbox

I want to start blogging my daughters' vegan lunches.. and maybe comment about issues with trying to raise a vegan kids etc.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

December 6, 2005

Monday's lunch consisted of baked beans, strawberry o'soy yoghurt and apple juice. Tuesday's lunch consisted of 3 smartdogs in blankets, peach o'soy yoghurt, raisins and apple-grape juice. Both repeats of previous meals. Overall scooby still seems to be eating much, much less food. She is going to the dentist tomorrow and maybe he'll pull that second loose tooth. I really think its hurting is what is causing her to eat so little right now. She's taking her vitamins everyday so hopefully she is getting all the nutrition she needs. Eventhough I pack fruit everday in her lunchbox it is returned to me each evening.. yesterday I had her eat her peaches before she could have dinner and tonight I will do the same with her orange slices but I don't expect her to eat it at school.

6 Comments:

  • At 6:08 AM, Blogger Harmonia said…

    So, she's having a time with the fruit, eh? I should eat more...veggies aren't the problem, but I get bored with the same ol' fruit choices our local stores offer. I should push myself but will have to see. As for kids...

    I'm no mother or pro, but what about rare fruits? Or cutting them different or in shapes or something (if possible - I realize it's impossible to cut shapes in most fruits). OR...

    What about Fruit Leather? I will post about Fruit Leather today because I noticed The Vegan Lunch Box mentioned it today as well...I LOVE those things!!!

    Does scooby do salads? If she does...maybe you could put fruit in with her salads? Cranberries, apples, mandarin oranges, etc.

    Just some thoughts. I should do some salads with fruit in them...I think I might. Thanks for sparking my imagination!!! :)

     
  • At 6:44 AM, Blogger R-C said…

    She likes fruit. The bananas start to brown so she won't eat them at lunch time because they have a spot on them. Apples are too hard to bite into - then theres a browning issue if I cut them. So I started doing fruit cups but she says they are too messy. I told her to get an adult to open them for her which is the main problem with that. But she's mostly been opting to just bring whatever fruit I pack back home. Grapes and strawberries seem to work pretty well.. I haven't done those in a while maybe I will. She's not a big fan of lettuce but will eat a salad if we go to a restaurant and everybody is eating a salad before a meal. I think that makes her feel grown-up. But she will pick out the tomatoes and any other 'offending' items.

     
  • At 6:45 AM, Anonymous Mary said…

    Sorry to hear that Little Scooby is having a bad time with her teeth. Fruit leathers won't go down well when her teeth are hurting! But maybe when she is older...

    Is it that the bananas are browning in the skin, or the actual innards of the nana themselves that are at fault? If the innards, then you can try slicing them into "cubes," dipping them in lemon juice to stop them browning, freezing them solid with a lollypop stick in it, then twirling them around in chocolate. But try it out at the weekend before you send her to school with that - she may not like the texture of the nana once it has defrosted.

    Other than that it sounds like you are doing everything right. I will keep my fingers crossed that Little Scooby feels better soon.

     
  • At 7:55 AM, Blogger R-C said…

    Oh Mary you are so SMART!! I'll do that with the bananas.. it'll be like having a fruit desert in her lunchbox. It is actually the skin that is turning brown it seems like it is fine on the inside but the spots on the skin seem to bother her.. such a picky little kid.

     
  • At 9:56 AM, Blogger Running2Ks said…

    I have been noticing the kids prefer the fruity o'soy yogurt to even the chocolate. I think they like stirring the colors together.

    Mangoes and avocados are hits here. Sorry about Scooby's teeth.

     
  • At 6:17 PM, Blogger R-C said…

    Sorry I've not been updating lately. She's been eating repeats of previous meals mostly. I haven't done anything too spectacular. I'll try to get a blog entry up soon though.

     

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