On Monday, Becca and Makenzie made banana cupcakes from the awesome cookbook, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. I have made these once before, for the last day of school party. They were a hit, although I could not help wishing that I had foregone the vanilla buttercream in favor of the peanut butter frosting.
Yes, that’s right — Banana Cupcakes with Peanut butter frosting. AKA…. the Elvis.
Needless to say, when the girlies got started I heavily hinted that these would be a good choice. And soon they were on their way.
They were divine, in case you were wondering. And did not last long.
Mmmmmm….. I may have a new favorite.
One thing I look forward to in the summer is not having to prep the lunch boxes. There is only so much creativity one can put into a box and by this time in the school year I am feeling seriously tapped out.
Enter the DIY lunch.
Pre-vegetarianism, the coolest treat I could get for Becca was a Lunchable. She loved those things, and I did let her have a thema couple of times. But I struggled with the contents, the salt and sugar in that package. So I struck on the idea to make them myself.
Cheese cut in squares, lunch meat sliced the same size, whole wheat crackers, fresh fruit and a no-sugar-added juice. Ahhhhhh …. there was much happiness all around.
Since going meat free, we haven’t packed one of these. But today I turned the idea into something her vegetarian heart would enjoy.
The classic PBB deconstructed.
Peanut butter, whole bananna, graham crackers. And a knife — I would not generally recommend sending a knife to school with a child, but this one is small and round like a spoon. I also packed a cute little donut peach and some pomegranite juice.
She was pretty happy about it this morning and I have one less day of school lunch wo worry about.