Thursday, September 29, 2005

Vegan Ham Roll-ups

Vegan ham slices rolled up with vegan cream cheese (in the picture it looks like only two, but there are five stacked in there), a pumpkin carob chip muffin, watermelon and cantaloupe balls with organic red grapes, and sweet canned corn.
Verdict: Little shmoo had a lot of fun scooping out melon balls and rolling up deli slices this morning. He cleaned it up today, too, eating everything but a bite of corn. 4 stars.

25 comments:

lonna said...

That's awesome that he got to help. That should make things taste even better to him.

I used to eat the omni version of your roll ups when I was a kid and loved them. I'll have to keep this in mind for when my toddler is older.

jman said...

I LOVE your site. Can I live with you and have you make my lunches?

No? Make them myself? I'm a grownup?. . .Well, ok. Thanks anyway and I'll be sure to check in for ideas!

R-C said...

do you use a fat-free/low fat vegan cream cheese? I'd like to find one. The toffuti (what we use) has an awful lot of fat in it.

jennp said...

ooh, can you post the recipe for the pumpkin carob chip muffin? that's two of my favorite foods combined!

R-C said...

My blog has pictures now.. yay I just packed up lunch for tomorrow.. it'll sit in the fridge until the morning.

Molly said...

What kind of scoop do you use for all the little fruit balls? those are so cute! Man, I love this blog :)

Anonymous said...

Jennifer I am so jealous of your kids' appetite and sense of gastro-adventure. When my non-vegan child was in preschool, I fixed him gorgeous (not as gorgeous as yours) well-rounded lunches packed with nutrition and imagination.
One day, the teacher took me aside and said "He just picks at his lunches. You should really just pack a pb&j." So I did. Sigh.....

melissa said...

Your son is a lucky boy! Thanks for posting all of this - it gives me (and many others, I'm sure) great ideas! As a preschool/kindergarten Montessori teacher I pack lunches myself and sit with the students. I wish all of the kids had great lunches like this (and me, too)! I will check back regularly!

Shelly said...

What kind of vegan ham slices do you use? I've tried some of the Yves ones, but they were only okay. Any ideas?

Jennifershmoo said...

Hi, molly! I use a melon baller; you can pick one up at a cooking supply store or sometimes at the grocery store. They are a lot of fun!

Hi, anonymous with the pb&j pre-schooler! Yes, I know we are so lucky to have such a "good eater" as they say. He really will try anything once and loves so many things I hated as a child. Did your pre-schooler become more adventurous as he got older?

And hi, shelly! We use Yves deli slices. I honestly don't like any of them, but Little shmoo really digs all the fake meats. I don't think he remembers what the real ones taste like, so he doesn't have anything to compare them with. He really wants to try "tuno", which scares me. LOL!

andrenna said...

the tofurkey slices are pretty good. i think they taste the best out of the ones i've tried so far.

Mary said...

Hey - what a great site! I am a vegan mum, and edit a magazine (Realfood) and would like to ask you to write for the next one! If so, email me at mary@realfood.org.uk - the websites I manage include www.veganbuddies.org.uk and www.realfood.org.uk (so you can check me out before writing, in case I am a weirdo!)

I love the effort you have gone to with these lunches. I am bound to do an article some time about vegan lunches for kids, so am looking forward to pointing people this way. Thanks!

Mary

Anonymous said...

I was sent a link to your website and am so glad. Thanks for showing these lunches - they're inspirational. Although my kids aren't vegan, they are dairy allergic (and one nuts/peanuts). Trying to come up with a lot of varied ideas for the lunch box is challenging. The presentation is gorgeous as well.

kristy said...

You do realise you have created something of a cult blog.

I love checking what the lunch of the day is.

Thanks for a great site!!!

Harmonia said...

Ditto what Kristy said! LOL. What kind of "Cream Cheese" do you use?

Teagen said...

Tuno is good on occasion for hot 'creamed tuno on toast'. It's okay for a Tuno salad sandwhich too, but I really prefer a home made tempeh 'tuna' salad, it's better than anything that comes in a can. Great site!!

Steph in NC said...

Wow.. I am so impressed with your school lunches!!! Mine are so much more boring!! But we are not vegans either so I grab quick wrapped things. I also have 5 children, 2 in school so far. WOW. I just have to say WOW. lol Way to go, MOM!!

Anonymous said...

And again, WOW. ;) I'm going to have to get on the ball and feed my kidlets better school lunches. You've inspired me!!

Jennifershmoo said...

LOL! Wow, a cult blog?! I always wanted my own cult!

We use Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese; it's the only one available here, and we like it. Someday I may try making my own...

Anonymous said...

Wow, I LOVE this website! I envy your kid who gets to eat all this delicious looking healthy food. Yum!

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