Thursday, September 20, 2007

I knew it was too good to last

My 3 year old's preschool, much to my amazement, did not have a "no peanut" rule in place as no one in the entire school had a nut allergy. So last spring, when he was old enough to stay for lunch bunch, I joyfully and quickly made him a PB (he isn't that into the J) sandwich each time for school.

Yesterday I am picking him up with a friend whose daughter is in his class. Said daughter has developed a nut allergy. I feel bad for the mom, but I also quickly thought, "time for some new lunch ideas." Luckily, the school has a fridge for his lunch, so here is my latest and greatest invention for lunchtime-

Lunch Bunch Chicken Salad

1 large can of turkey (we use Trader Joes) or chicken (Costco sells theirs with no preservatives)
1/4 c diced apple or cucumber (whichever we have on hand)
1/4 c dried cranberries
2 T minced onion
2 T mayonnaise
1 t mustard
pinch of salt and pepper

Mix and place in a pita. Yum yum.


Slacker Mama said...

Welcome to the club! Today we did whole wheat tortillas with cream cheese and sliced turkey. Seemed to be a hit!

Steel Magnolia said...

I make a similar chicken salad but add sliced grapes instead of apples-I think it was an old cooking light recipe. We also have a peanut allergy in Harrison's preschool, but he eats lunch before he goes-it's from 11:45-2:45.