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!