5 Days a week I make Emile’s lunches. It is not a chore for me really, in fact, I find it a bit of a challenge for myself to include variety, low calories, high fibre, protein, interest and bulk. That is difficult. I have a friend – who will remain nameless so she can avoid persecution – that refuses to make her husband’s lunches. She doesn’t want him to become dependant on her for food. She manages the rest of the house and the family – he can figure out eating breakfast and lunch. That’s fair I think – and frankly if I had less time on my hands, I too would probably expect that we would take turns.
Today’s lunch (to eat on Monday) I am pretty proud of. It has homemade broccoli & bean soup with added ground flax seeds and nutritional yeast flakes; two romaine lettuce sandwiches featuring homemade pesto (like I couldn’t make that again), sodium nitrate free turkey breast from Well Fed, and light Havarti cheese; low-fat yogurt with 1 tbsp Holy Crap cereal; and a couple of pecan halves. I’ve learned that Emile likes his lunches when they good for grazing. He can have the yogurt in the morning, eat the “sandwiches” atlunch, and nibble on the pecans in the afternoon. He doesn’t really want last night’s leftovers because he just eats them all at once and there is nothing left for the afternoon when he gets hungry.
Nutritionally, it’s a pretty good lunch. A touch high in fat – but for the most part the “good fats”:
April 22, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: Making a lunch to be proud of – like millions of Moms, Dads and spouses across Canada.
Update: Updated to show correct EO Date of April 22nd, 2012