Today is the last day of the summer holidays, which makes me very sad. I’ve really enjoyed being able to spend so much time with Small Child over the summer, and watching him get to know his new baby brother. I’m going to miss him enormously when he’s back at school, but on the plus side I get to make lunches again! Today’s post is about some of the snacks I’ve packed over the holidays.
During the summer we made a lot of trips to the various parks we’re lucky enough to have on our doorstep. I’ve noticed that Small Child tends to be a lot hungrier when we spend time outside, so I packed a lot of snacks to take out with us, using our favourite Sistema two compartment snack box. Over the summer holidays I had fun with them, colour coding some of them to a set of plastic crayon picks that we have. In this post I’m sharing a selection of the ones that I remembered to take photos of!
In this snack Small Child had purple grapes and orange clementine segments.
The next snack had some oatcakes (cut in half) with yellow cheddar cheese cubes, and green grapes.
The last had red raspberries, blue blueberries, mini pretzels and yellow cheddar cheese cubes.
Some of the other colour coded foods I used were strawberries, cucumber, apple, plum, red pepper, yellow pepper, pineapple, mango, dried cranberries and fresh peas (in pods). I enjoyed trying to think of different coloured foods to put in his snack box – I found that having the six colours to work with was great for providing inspiration!