When it comes to packing school lunches, we always get stumped. Thinking of healthy and yummy ideas that the kids will like is not an easy task, especially when you have picky eaters. So when we were invited to a lunch workshop with the one and only Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious www.weelicious.com , we knew we couldn’t pass it up!
We arrived at Cathrine’s lovely Los Feliz home a little before noon ready to get inspired. The first thing we see is this beautiful food board our hostess had laid out for all the guests. We mean come on!
Now it was time to get down to business. As Cathrine, packed her kids’ lunches for the next day, we took a few notes.
* Lunches should include a little bit of everything. Crunchy, sweet, soft, juicy and color.
* Products from Trader Joes www.traderjoes.comdon’t contain any harmful dyes. She suggested the chocolate covered sunflower seeds, to add something a bit “naughty” to the lunch.
* Recommended lunch boxes are the ones from Planet Lunch www.planetlunch.com. They are eco friendly and stainless steel.
How yummy does this look! Banana and almond butter rolls, watermelon balls, olives, peppers, and some sort of crunchy snack, obviously healthy.
While Cathrine was making her lunches, she passed around a jujube fruit for us to try. They look like little apples and taste pretty good. They are in season only three months a year, but the best thing about this special fruit is its helpful for anxiety!!! And we all need help with that right?
After the workshop, we were all treated to lunch by her other company, One Potato www.onepotato.com , an organic pre prepped meal service. The lunch was a deconstructed Nicoise salad. So yummy!
Upon departure, we were gifted these adorable STATE www.statebags.com snack bags for the boys.
It was a great way to get our week started. Thank you Weelicious and HEYMAMA for having us.