Back to School…

Well, it’s that time of year again, when I feel like it’s only been summer vacation for about 5 minutes, but somehow, it’s time to go back to school again.

Now don’t get me wrong, I really love teaching. A lot. But I also REALLY love being on vacation. More than anything.

But it’s ok…  Once school actually starts, it’ll take about 3 days before I forget that summer vacation was even a thing, and I’ll be totally immersed in the excitement of the school year.

Since Jackson has still been going to daycare a few days a week while I’ve been off, I figured that this was an opportune time to write a post about what I pack in his cooler each day. (I still have time now to write fun blog posts before the craziness of the school year sets in for real…)

He gets three meals, Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack, every day, and I also pack a thermos with milk and a bottle of water for him.

I’ve posted a couple of pics recently over on Instagram and Facebook of his meals: daycare food 1 daycare food 2

These are pretty standard days of food for him. Breakfast is always a couple of fried eggs and some fruit. I fry the eggs in ghee the night before, and even though he has to eat them cold the next morning, he still seems to enjoy them.

Lunch is almost always leftovers from the night before. On the left, it’s pan seared salmon with roasted veggies, and on the right, it’s roasted chicken breast with shredded brussels sprouts sautéed with bacon and a balsamic glaze.

For snack, he usually either gets prosciutto (I buy it at Costco: the only ingredients are pork and salt) or organic grass-fed hot dogs from Applegate Farms. I buy those at Trader Joe’s, and they are very delicious. The pickles are also from TJ’s; there are no weird additives or unnatural colors added. The plantain chips are Inka Chips that I get from Thrive Market. (Thrive Market is a fantastic new resource that has wholesale pricing on lots of paleo friendly pantry items. I can’t recommend them highly enough. If you sign up through the link above, I get a bonus for referring a friend, and once you’re a member, you can refer friends too!).

As we get into the school year, I’ll try to post periodic updates about his meals, especially if I come up with something super interesting. In the meantime, enjoy these last few days of summer vacation!

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