I'm so excited to be part of Crunch a Color's Healthy Lunch Challenge! Clara's lunches are usually pretty colorful, so it was no surprise that she enjoyed adding up her points. The big surprise was my 13 year old son! He's usually not much of a veggie person, but, being the video game player that he is, he couldn't let his sister get "high score" and decided to play too! I'm so excited by his choices and his branching out away from his norm! More on that tomorrow though, when I post his lunch.
In case you can't tell by recent posts, I am totally addicted to fixing dinners that have leftovers that work well in lunchboxes. Monday night I tried another new recipe from skinnytaste.com, Easiest Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken. I used the chicken to made the tostadas pictured in the recipe. They were FANTASTIC (and super easy too)!!! My plan was to have Clara take the leftovers cold as lettuce wraps, but she vetoed that and asked for chicken nachos like her brother had packed.
So, here is her lunch...
I let her have the "x2 try a new food" card for the purple cabbage slaw. She has had it before as little bits in other things, but this was her first time to eat a slaw made of only purple cabbage. She really liked it and the extra crunch it gave to her nachos!