August 1, 2012 in TPM Tidbits
My oldest daughter is about to start kindergarten. Her first day of school is in (gulp) 12 days. We didn’t put her in preschool so she’s going to be making the transition from nearly full time at home with me to a full day at school (she took ballet and swimming lessons that were drop off, went to a Mommy’s Morning Out program once per week, and also is a veteran of the daycare at our local YMCA, so it won’t be a total shock). She is ridiculously excited. I am a mixture of excited, nervous, and sad.
We have been diligently preparing for kindergarten. One of my areas of focus has been finding foods, especially good protein sources, that my daughter will eat (she’s extremely picky) and that will travel well. She needs protein and fat every time she eats, otherwise her blood sugar tends to drop very low. I am going to be packing both her morning snack and her lunch for school (we don’t currently plan on participating regularly in the school lunch program). I am sure to have plenty of posts about lunch ideas as I face this new challenge.
In preparation for kindergarten, I just placed a hefty order for grass-fed lunch meats with US Wellness Meats. I ordered grass-fed bologna, kielbasa, liverwurst, braunschweiger and hotdogs (I threw some sugar-free pastured pork bacon, some ground beef and some pemmican into the order to round it off). I know that she will like the bologna and have high hopes for the other meats (especially the organ meat sausages). I find it very comforting to know that she will be able to eat grass-fed, nitrate-free, filler-free, high-quality meats that will help to give her energy throughout the day.
If you want to try some high quality lunch meats for yourself or your family, US Wellness Meats has the best selection around and has free shipping even in the summer (a $75 minimum order and $7.50 handling charge applies). And, I wanted to share with you that the coupon code paleo2012 will give you 15% off any new order.