Packed in a PlanetBox:
- organic apple slices
- cucumber circles
- homemade puzzle piece crackers (recipe post HERE)
- adorable sandwich squares with animal face impressions (made with this set)
- organic gummy bears
The organic gummy bears are free of artificial dyes & flavors. They happen to also be gluten free, egg free, casein free, nut free, etc. Thankfully they are not flavor-free. :) Due to some concerning issues that have crept up with Paigey Pie, we are in the process of weeding out artificial dyes. Finding some simple substitutions, like this tasty treat, is making the adventure less painful for both of us.
Packed in a Lunchbots Quad, which is divided into 4 handy sections:
- wheat crackers
- turkey deli rolls and a thick piece of cheddar cheese, cut into a puzzle shape
- organic carrots
- organic apple slices and grapes
Not pictured: Ethan also had a side container full of roasted chickpeas. Crunchy roasted chickpeas have been a favorite snack of mine for a couple years. Ethan has been pretty leery of them until just recently - now he's obsessed. I couldn't be happier! They are full of protein and fiber - eat up, boy! :)
The puzzle shaped items in these lunches are to remind us of something. What was it again? Oh, yes! It's Autism Awareness Month! :) Here is Amy to share another great message:
"There is a saying in the autism world: if you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism. What we call autism is actually a group of behaviors along a spectrum. While autistic people have many behaviors in common, no one autistic person will demonstrate them all or demonstrate them with the same intensity.Supplies used to make these lunches:
This was confusing to me when my son was diagnosed. I thought that because he didn't engage in some autistic behaviors (like banging his head or walking on his toes), he couldn't be autistic. But the important thing wasn't how he manifested the specifics, but how he showed overall difficulties with communication and social skills."