Friday, November 15, 2013

Squirrelly Fun Lunch

A little squirrelly fun for lunch.

Amy has a boiled egg, honeydew melon and strawberry pieces, carrot sticks and a squirrel shaped ham sandwich with a bushy tail. The tail has a little peanut butter and chocolate spread with chocolate sprinkles. That was a really special treat to find in her lunch!

Here are some items that I used when making this lunch.
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  Japanese Bento Accessory Cute Food Pick Animal Squirrel Food Decorating Party Ring Squirrel Owl 8pcs Japanese Bento Accessories Microwavable Silicone Food Cup Sheep Squirrel
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Panda Themed Lunches

Today, I am guest posting over at BentOnBetterLunches. How exciting! I've made two panda themed lunches and have shared one over there and one over here.

This is Rose's fun panda themed lunch.
Rose has a panda shaped boiled egg, honeydew melon & blueberries, yellow peppers, carrot sticks and veggie dip. There is also a mini babybel cheese with a nori face to look like a panda (sort of! ha.) Rose has a special treat for her sandwich today - it's chocolate & peanut butter filling! She was thrilled at the suggestion. 

I was going to open that babybel cheese and put the nori features right on it but Rose said no. It would have looked more panda like since the cheese is white but Rose said that she didn't want to eat that nori today and she didn't want it ON her cheese. So on the red wax cover it went  >_^

I'd love it if you pop over to BentOnBetterLunches to see Heidi's panda themed lunch. Hers is packed in a Planetbox shuttle and is slightly different. I'll give you a hint about one difference, she has 2 super cute mini panda sandwiches. Can you guess what I used to make them?

Here are some items that I used when making both panda themed lunches. 
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Japanese Bento Accessory Food Pick Panda 3D food picks 8 pcs Japanese Bento Fork with Case Panda and Strap Japanese Bento Food Cup Tip Rock Paper Scissors CuteZcute Bento Sandwich Cutter and Pastry Stamp Kit Japanese Bento Accessories Sauce Container Dipping Mayo Cup Bento Nori Cutter Seaweed Puncher 3 Design Deluxe CuteZcute Mini Pocket Sandwich Maker and Egg Mold Kit - Animal Palz Hard Boiled Egg Mold Rabbit Bear for Bento Decoration
There is a glorious amount of cute panda items available at Bento USA. Click here to see them all!
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Friday, November 1, 2013

Muffins for lunch!

It's been tricky packing lunch for Emily lately. She doesn't eat much and she's not been eating all of her sandwices. I made a batch of blueberry muffins and the kids were all happy to devour them! I saved a couple for lunches just to change it up a bit. Emily calls them cupcakes - I have not corrected her ^_^.

Emily has a blueberry muffin, rolled up turkey and string cheese, a couple of halved red grapes, a sliced strawberry, a few honeydew melon slices, 2 cucumber flowers, and a couple of carrot sticks. She took at least a few nibbles of everything. I knew that it was a bit too much food for her but I didn't want her to be hungry. 

Some days she eats everything in her lunch and when she comes home it's straight to bed for naptime. I want to make sure that if she's hungry at playgroup she has plenty to eat as she's just so tired when she gets home. Literally, she comes in the door and wants to take off her shoes and socks, grab her blankie and climb into bed. She's usually asleep within 20 minutes of arriving at home. Thank you playgroup! On those days I can get so much work done for my paying job. And that makes the nights earlier for me too. I am happy that she has such a fun time and a good nap - I just don't want her to be hungry but too tired too eat. She wakes up a bit grumpy sometimes and I'm sure it's beacuse she's a bit hungry. So I'll probably keep packing a little too much food just in case.

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