Showing posts with label EasyLunchboxes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label EasyLunchboxes. Show all posts

Friday, August 25, 2017

Back to Blogging with a couple of older lunches.

Well I haven't blogged a lunch in years! 

Life with 4 kids got a bit crazy in the mornings there. Now that my youngest is almost 6 and will be entering P2 I believe our mornings will be a little less crazy. I didn't totally quit with the lunches. I just did not have many chances to take a photo! I've been through several cameras in the past few years, but will plan to use my phone for photos this time.

Here are a couple of lunches that I made back in May.

Emily has a strawberry jam sandwich with a cheese stick
strawberries & apples

 Heidi has blackberries, strawberries, apples & grapes,
carrot coins and a ham & mustard sandwich

Both are packed up in Easylunchboxes with Funkins reusable napkins.

Our back to school count down is nearly done! School starts for us on September 6th. 
Hope your back to school season is going well. I look forward to blogging again. 


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I heart you, Valentine!

Valentine's Day is right around the corner so I made a
fun little lunch for one of my wee Valentines.
We are actually on mid-term break right now
so this lunch was eaten at home.

I <3 u sandwich is a simple strawberry jam and peanut butter sandwich with a heart cutout and some cheddar cheese toppers. You might see the peanut butter if you look really closely, it's under the top slice of bread. This sandwich could not have been easier to make. Cut out the main heart shape, cut a mini heart out of the middle of one slice. Spread the bottom slice of bread with jam and the top slice with peanut butter. Top with the cheddar cutouts and voila!

Heidi also has honeydew melon cubes topped with strawberry hearts, a few grapes and some baby carrots. We so rarely have baby carrots here in Bermuda. They are fun to try every now and then but I must be honest, our local carrots are the tasty ones!

Today's lunch is part of a Happy Valentine's Day lunch blog hop. Please click the button to hop over see what Becoming a Bentoholic has made.

When you arrive back at my post you will have seen all of the posts in this hop. This hop was part 2, if you would like to see part 1 (that went live earlier this morning) please start here.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are here! Here's a fun lunch that I made for myself in my Easy Lunchboxes to celebrate the start of the Olympics.
I made a peanut butter sandwich with a
provolone and cheddar torch shaped topper.
I packed baby carrots & ranch dip in the mini green cup
and ended with strawberries and green grapes for something sweet.

The Winter Olympics aren't big in Bermuda and we don't have many athletes that participate.
I'll be cheering for all of the Commonwealth Athletes during these Olympics.
Good Luck to all!
This post is part of am Olympics Lunch themed blog hop. Please click the button below to hop on over to see what Eileen from Robot Squirrel and the Monkeys has made!

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

My Favourite 13 lunches of 2013!

Happy New Year everyone! Wow. Who knew it would be so hard to choose my favourite 13 lunches! I think I love them all so the girls helped me narrow down my final decision to a lucky 13 for 2013.

13. Fancy Flower Sandwich
I love the ease of this lunch. The sandwich looks like a fancy flower but it was so simple to make using a cutter set. While I was writing this post and choosing my favourite lunches Rose said - "Oh I remember that lunch - it was yummy!" It definitely had to make the cut.

12. Happy Birthday Amy!
What's not to love? Happy Birthday to one of my sweet girls, sandwiches on a stick, a rainbow of fruit. 
This was an easy pick for my favourite 13 lunches.

11. Momables - Hummus Rainbow Lunch
I love this lunch, nothing is overly fancy, just some yummy fruits, veggies and hummus, and some pretty little hat sammies.

This was so fast and simple to put together after dinner, right when I was packing up the leftovers.
The moustache-mouth always makes me smile :)

My first time ever attempting cheese art. I didn't get around to posting another one again. It just takes me a little longer than I usually have for lunches, but I still want to try again.

This was a lunch for me that I made for a blog hop. It's easy for me to choose my blog hop lunches since I tend to spend a little extra time making them to fit the theme - I end up loving them all!

I love the bushy tail!

The photo wasn't so great (back when my camera was on the fritz) but I just love this little lunch and the mini banana.

 I like the baby ducks and the shining sun. Makes me smile and think happy thoughts.

Sort of a late breakfast early lunch meal for me. This is one of my favourites because it was just a fun, low effort bento that looked and tasted pretty good!

What I love the most about this lunch was the reaction from my daughter (which is why I make fun lunches in the first place). She was thrilled. 
So it's easily in my top 3.

I don't get the chance to make many Muffin Tin Meals any more and this was just plain fun to make. 
It hits the trifecta - fun to make, fun to eat and healthy too!

I LOVED making the cute little bunny rolls and all of the girls were over the moon when they saw them. Even if my eldest thought they looked more like mice. Ha! Easily my favourite lunch of 2013!

This post is part of a fun linky party with my Bento Bloggers and Friends. I am glad to have started this blogging journey and to have made so many new friends. They really are a talented bunch that inspire me daily. Click the button to get to the linky party and discover my BBF's Favourite Lunches of 2013. 
I promise that you will be amazed!

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Dolphin sandwiches made with a lunch punch

I made a very fast lunch for Heidi last week. I made this one just a few minutes before she came home from school. My girl likes her lunch right away so I had to be quick ;)

  There are 2 dolphin shaped sandwiches made using a lunch punch.
Some gummy vitamins are in the little red cup.
Veggies are carrots, celery and cucumbers.
Fruits are strawberries & grapes.

She didn't really eat the celery or much of the cucumber :( I'll still keep trying though! These cucumbers were from a pack of 5 baby cucumbers and they were really delicious.

Here are some items that I used when making this lunch.
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Easylunchboxes bento lunch box pack of 4 Japanese Bento Accessories Sauce Container set of 4 Mayo Cup    Japanese Bento Accessory Food Pick Sea Friends 3D food picks 8 pcs   Food Sandwich Cutter set of 4 Animal Shapes

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Funky Lunch Workshop part 1

Have you heard of the company Funky Lunch? They are based in the UK and offer fun food workshops for schools and fun food birthday parties. For people who are not lucky enough to be in their area, you can order a workshop kit and deliver your own funky lunch workshop at your school. The kit gives you all sorts of information, worksheets, tips and even a full day lesson plan. 

I brought the Funky Lunch workshop to my daughters' school and last week I gave part 1 of the workshop to 116 children aged 6-9. You could make a whole funky lunch workshop day but we chose certain parts and split it into two sessions. For part 1 we had parent volunteers and teachers help with a bread, fruit & veg tasting and then I did some demonstrations of a funky face and gave a little introduction to the activities of part 2. I didn't have a chance to review all of the results of the tasting (we ran a bit short on time so the teachers kept the notes for class review) but I was chatting with them as they rotated through to my station. Almost everyone said that they had tried something for the first time that morning, and many said they discovered that they liked a new food.

I was pretty busy during the workshop and didn't have a chance to take any photos myself. I do have one photo of a finished demo that I made last week with the children. A friend emailed it to me - Thanks Tali Gabai-Maiato! I think it ended up being the best demo. It was MY favourite anyway.

Funky Face girl made with - bread, radish, cucumber, carrot, orange pepper, red pepper & raisins.

There children were split into 6 groups so I made 6 demos. This girl was the last one. I asked the children for input as we went. They had lots of great suggestions - we should put a carrot bow in her hair, we should make radish ears - use the heart and then cut it in half to make two ears, We should use cucumber hearts for her earrings etc. They were having fun and I have to admit that I was having fun! The only tools used were a knife, and some cutters - 2 sizes of circles, heart, star & a mini bow.

I also made 2 aliens, a kitty cat face with a cherry tomato mouse, a butterfly with some flowers and a clown ( like in the actual funky lunch demo here ). You might notice that this isn't an actual sandwich. For the workshop we are only using 1 slice/layer of bread for the faces. If you wanted to pack this for lunch you would make the circle part of the face into a sandwich of your choice and then use either honey, peanut butter (or nut free butter) or similar to "glue" the embellishments to the sandwich. 

Tomorrow I am giving part 2 of the  Funky Lunch workshop  I think this is going to be the REALLY fun part! The children have now had the week to design their funky face sandwich and tomorrow they get to make them. During the demo I discussed all of the food choices that they will have available to use tomorrow. We'll have bread, carrots, cucumbers, red, orange, green & yellow peppers, scallions, broccoli sprouts, red and green leafy lettuce,  radishes, cherry tomatoes,  red & green grapes, raisins, plus cheddar & Muenster cheese. I can't wait to see what they come up with! 

Hopefully I'll be able to take lots of pictures this time. If I manage to take some photos of their finished creations, I will certainly share them on the blog (not the kids, just the food!). There is a a bit of prep work to do before the workshop tomorrow. A little peeling, slicing and organizing all of the items on trays for the workstations. There were several really great parent helpers last week, I hope they are all coming this week too!

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Friday, May 10, 2013

6 minute lunch!

red grapes, clementine, blueberries
carrot sticks, grape tomato & broccoli floret
ranch dip, mini pig cup holds sunflower seeds
ham sandwich & a Gingerman cookie

I had forgotten to make Heidi's lunch in the morning. It was just one of those days and I got sidetracked. I made lunches for Amy & Rose who were taking theirs to school, and didn't get back to make a third. As soon as Heidi came home from school her usual - "What's for lunch?" routine started and I had to move quickly. The whole thing took under 6 minutes. The longest time was peeling the clementine and peeling the carrot. All of the rest was pretty speedy to put together. If I had made this in the morning I would have put the lid on the ranch dip cup, since I was making it to eat right then, I left it as is. I often just put dip right in there with the carrots at lunch time if she asks, but I was hoping that she would try the broccoli and I wanted her to choose about dip or no dip. Well she didn't touch the broccoli or the tomato and also left a few blueberries. Otherwise it was a successful lunch, packed really quickly with a hungry 3 year old biting at the ankles. And yes - she ate the cookie first. Can't blame her -I would have too!

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

May the 4th be with you!

Happy Star Wars Day! This fun Star Wars themed lunch is for me!
strawberries & a Death Star clementine. Ewok teddy grahams under attack by a Stormtrooper
Princess Leia cheese sandwich with oreo hair buns, strawberry fruit leather, Vermont cheddar and nori features, on a bed of spinach & walnuts Light saber picks hold a red grape each.
The strawberries were tossed on the spinach to make a yummy spinach, strawberry & walnut salad. The little red dip cup holds balsamic vinaigrette. Yum!
There are a lot of firsts in this lunch, first time drawing on a clementine -- trickier than you might think!, first time using nori (eyes and eyelash details on Princess Leia - easy to work with using tweezers), my first time eating a spinach only salad. Yup, it's true. I am not usually a spinach lover. My husband started sneaking spinach into our regular lettuce salads and I didn't even notice! Now I am giving the spinach only salad a go. It's only a small salad as you can probably tell - I think I will enjoy it.
What else is special about this lunch? This lunch post is part of a blog hop. My Bento Bloggers and Friends group has gotten together and planned a fun blog hop of Star Wars lunches in honour of May the 4th. Click the button below to hop to the next Star Wars lunch. Next up is Lunches For For a Kid. In fact, this theme is so fun that lots of people want to join in! So there are TWO hops. When you get back to my blog you will have seen all of hop #1. For Hop #2 use the smaller button below to hop on over to the Dark Side...
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Leftover Spaghetti & Meatballs for lunch

We had a delicious spaghetti and meatballs dinner on Sunday night. There was just enough left to pack a couple of lunches on Monday. This one was for my husband. I am really loving packing leftovers for lunch. It's just SO FAST! I made this right after dinner when I was packing up the leftovers.

leftover spaghetti & meatballs embellished with two olive slices and some parmesan cheese
strawberries, carrot sticks (from our garden) and hummus

The fruit & veggies were easily removed and placed on the lid while the spaghetti was heated up in the microwave. I am pleased to report that there was no reisdue/staining etc from the spaghetti sauce in the plastic of the Easy Lunch Box after microwaving. Yay!

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Friday, April 12, 2013

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day - try grilled cheese on a stick!

Today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! In fact, that's just one part of National Grilled Cheese sandwich Month. Who knew there was a whole month devoted to the love of Grilled Cheese Sandwiches? They are yummy. So today the girls and I all had grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch.

This is Amy's Lunch
grilled cheese on a stick. peanutbutter to go with her carrot hearts and apples
vanilla yogurt with pink sugar sprinkles

Amy is not really a cheese lover, except on pizza. I told her that a grilled cheese sandwich is sort of like the cheese melted on pizza without the sauce. She took a few bites but was not convinced. The rest of her lunch was made up of some of her favourites so she wasn't disappointed.  Don't you just love the heart long pick? I have seen lots of bloggers using them lately and I fell in love. I was so happy to receive a set that I had ordered from Bento USA yesterday that I just HAD to use one today. There are others in the set too. star, butterfly, and cute sayings like yum, so sweet, with <3.  

We are still at home for Spring Break so even though I used our Easy Lunch Boxes, this lunch was not packed and taken anywhere. If I was going to send it to school I would have used a lidded container for the yogurt so that it didn't make a mess. The peanut butter would have been fine and I would have still used the silicone cup.

You can find some of the things that I used in this lunch here:
Food Decorating Pick Long Pix Stix Assorted Japanese Bento Accessories Ham Cheese Cookie Cutter Set of 3 Easylunchboxes bento lunch box pack of 4 Mini Dippers for Bento Lunch Box

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Leftovers packed the night before make for a fast lunch

I packed this lunch for my husband to take to work. I almost never pack lunch the night before but I had just the right amount of leftovers from dinner tonight so why not pack it all ready for lunch tomorrow? Plus I was a little bit excited to use my new jumbo silicone cup that came in my order today from Bento USA. It actually would fit in there a bit neater if I wasn't trying to cram two chicken drumsticks next to it :)

My husband's EasyLunchBox has - 2 baked BBQ chicken drumsticks, kiwi, fettuccine with frozen mixed veg, and a salad with - mixed greens including spinach, radishes, grape tomato, carrot matchsticks, apple pieces, cucumber and celery. The little panda container holds Italian dressing. I purposely put the kiwi in that little silicone cup so that he can easily remove it and the salad and rest them on the lid of his easy lunch box while he warms the rest in the microwave. I didn't purposely choose pink though - just noticed that it was pink in fact. He won't mind; real men aren't afraid of pink.

Since this was made up of mostly all leftovers (not the kiwi) it took under 5 minutes to pack! I should try this more often.

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