Well, Friday's lunch was SUCH a huge hit that Molly requested the cold tortellini salad again for Monday. She said that it was her favorite lunch but would like a larger portion of the main entrée. I never thought that she would ever complain about portion size. I try to keep the portions smaller because I know that she has a limited time for her lunch. I figured that with smaller portions, she would have enough time to eat a balanced meal with a nice variety of food. Then, she could have a snack when she came home. Molly was so funny about it. "Mom, that tortellini was so awesome but I really could've used more of it. I mean, I could've eaten a whole lunch box full of it." I'm guessing that this dish earned her stamp of approval. ☺
Our vegetables are sugar snap peas and shredded carrots. They both have a crunchy texture that will nicely offset the soft and chewy texture of the tortellini salad.
The fruit choice of the day is a granny smith apple cut into thick slices. We think that the sweet and tart flavor will be a good change of pace from the tangy Italian dressing.
Since there are only 3 compartments in today's lunch, we decided to give Molly a small dessert of an individually wrapped Pez candy. Not our normal every day dessert but small enough that she will enjoy the yummy sweet flavors but won't get a sugar high and subsequent drop.