Friday, September 09, 2005

Tomato Soup

He's been asking to try out his spiffy new thermos, and this morning there was just enough fall in the air to make soup sound good. Roasted tomato basil soup with chunks of potato- rosemary bread for dipping, lemon soy yogurt topped with frozen blueberries, some chocolate mint Newman-O's, and homemade trail mix (peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, and dry apricots).
Verdict: I felt good about the balance and nutrition in this lunch. But today I learned a hard lesson: four sandwich cookies is too many. "I ate the cookies first," he told me, and I was appalled at how much he had left uneaten. Next time I'm saving some cookies for after school instead. 2 stars for 2 many cookies!

7 comments:

Shelly said...

:chuckle: My mom used to say "One cookie for each hand." We never got more than two cookies a day. I learned this the hard way, too, with my stepdaughter. I unintentionally let her eat an entire bag of vegan cheez doodles that I'd brought home from Trader Joe's. She laid on the couch like a slug the rest of the night and wouldn't eat her dinner.

Chasity said...

Tomato basil soup sounds so good! I'd love to have the recipe.

Bojangles said...

I'm in high school and my lunches really suck. I usually just put beans in a wide-mouth thermos and thats it. >< I wish I had time to get more variety. Love the blog!

-bojangles

Anonymous said...

You are the coolest mom ever!

Harmonia said...

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Loki said...

That tomato soup sounds a bit gorgeous! I can just get a little look in the picture, but it looks lovely. And blueberries.... well, they're blueberries!

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