There was no lunchbox yesterday because baby girl "skipped out" of daycare for her ballet lessons. She ended up having lunch with abuelo (grandpa).
Today's lunch colour is green. I was overwhelmed with green produce in my fridge, so there was no shortage of choices, but it was tricky trying to balance protein and carbohydrates. I didn't just want to make a lunchbox full of salad.
So here we've got soba noodles, which baby girl pointed out are not green. True, but it's got a pretty decent amount of protein and, hey, buckwheat is green at some point before it's harvested. Next is a mixture of peas and lima beans. I'm fairly certain that each and every lima bean will still be in the lunchbox when she comes home, but it's worth a shot. Moving along, there's some cucumber slices tucked into the side compartment with a fun green turtle fork, kiwi fruit and an ancient grain quesadilla stuffed with daiya cheese and cilantro.
livestrong.com, "Green foods also serve as a source of vitamins A, C and K, and iron and
calcium. Green vegetables contribute to your daily fiber intake, which
can help reduce your cholesterol levels"