Showing posts with label bear. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bear. Show all posts

Monday, March 25, 2013

After school snacks and a toddler lunch

I made 3 very similar mini bentos a few weeks ago. Two were for after school and before ballet snacks for Heidi and Rose and one was a little lunch for Emily. 

grapes, blueberries, custard cream cookie, 2 mini bologna sandwiches

Heidi had the same - it's really easy to make multiples of things this way!

Emily's lunch was even almost the same - I just halved her grapes and added a few fishies.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

CuteZCute cutter

What a fun new sandwich cutter! I have used this a couple of times now but I don't think that I have shared any photos before. The cutter set actually makes several different sandwiches - frog and bear pictured and cat & pig not pictured. There is the option of either stamping out or cutting out the face making for endless possibilities and not just sandwiches. 

Heidi's lunch - not travelling anywhere, just sitting in the fridge until she comes home at lunchtime.
Christmas Crack snack mix (recipe) , strawberries, veggies and a froggy sandwich
I know she'll want some ranch dip and I'll put it in the veggie cup when she asks.

Rose & Amy had very similar lunch items - neither one wanted the snack mix so just fruit and veggies for them
For Rose: Bear sandwich, hummus dip for her celery, tomatoes, cucumbers and carrot coins, strawberries

The carrots and tomatoes are from our garden. Hopefully, we'll have some strawberries soon. They are coming a few at a time right now and the little garden harvesting girls seem to keep eating them before any make it inside! Same for the green beans and snap peas.  Ah well - least they are eating their veggies.

For Amy: cucumbers, carrots, celery, strawberries and a froggy sandwich

Recently I received my order from All Things For Sale with lots of fun goodies inside. Hopefully it will give me a little inspiration as I feel that the creative juices have not really been flowing lately. Do you ever get in those kinds of ruts? Probably I need to go through and tidy up my bento accessories storage area. That usually helps me get back in the swing of things. You know, kind of like how little children clean their rooms - 10% cleaning and 90% playing with stuff they just found! haha.

These are some items that I used in these lunches today.

CuteZcute Bento Sandwich Cutter and Pastry Stamp Kit Japanese Bento Food Pick Cute Rabbit Frog Monkey Bear Pig Easylunchboxes bento lunch box pack of 4
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  Bento Lunch

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A bear-y cute lunch and some Lunchbox Love

This started out as an extremely orange lunch. Now it's just a mostly orange lunch. I asked Amy what she wanted in her lunch today and she chose carrots, cantaloupe and goldfish. I started putting it together and then realised the orange theme emerging. I quickly added a little cucumber and craisins for variety.

Amy's lunch
cucumber slices, carrot coins, goldfish, cantaloupe, craisins
bear shaped ham sandwich

The bear sandwich has some very cute bear details stamped on it. It's a bit tricky to see in the photo but in real life it's adorable. I didn't  really have any extra time this morning to get the light just right to highlight the stamped bread. Also, I could have stamped the bread a little deeper/harder which might have shown up more in the photo. The cutter & stamp is part of a set of cookie cutters that is probably one of my best purchases of late. They make great cookies and cute sandwiches. 

Rose wanted something hot again and has spaghetti and meatballs in her funtainer.
I still sent her a little side of fruit to go with it.
She chose cantaloupe and grapes. I included a little lunchbox love note in each of their lunches as I have been everyday for a while now. They have a sale on right now and it's a good time to grab some. The girls really look forward to their little notes and trivia each day. I think it's a hit at the lunch table :)

If you missed the sale you can also buy Lunchbox Love notes and some other items I used on Amazon or All Things for Sale:

Microwavable Japanese Bento Box Lunch Snack Box Pink Food Decorating Pick Puffy Flower Food Decorating Pick Puffy Pick Baby Flower 14 pcs Japanese Bento Accessory Food Pick Panda 3D food picks 8 pcs

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Planetbox lunch boxes - bear & dinos

2 very similar planetbox lunches for Amy & Heidi. I made Amy dinosaur sandwiches as she has been learning about dinosaurs at school. Heidi wanted me to use this little bear sandwich cutter one day last week (after I had already made her lunch!) so I decided to surprise her this time :)

Amy's Lunch
string cheese rounds, plums, brownie, cucumber crinkle cuts, carrot sticks
clementines, apple pieces, peanut butter for her carrots and apples
2 dinosaur shaped sandwiches

Heidi's lunch
blueberries, plums, brownie, cheese sticks, crinkle cucumbers, carrot sticks
clementine and a bear sandwich

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bear-y Cute Bento

Almost every day now, Rose wants a "little" lunch box and a "little" sandwich or no sandwich. I will have to investigate a bit but I think her teacher is telling her she has to eat her whole sandwich first. I am not fussy over this eat your whole sandwich first idea- if she doesn't want to eat her whole sandwich it's perfectly fine with me.

Rose's bear-y cute lunch
carrot sticks, bear cup with two gummy vitamins, raspberries & blueberries
bear shaped cheddar and Ritz crackers ham & mustard sandwich, grapes
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fishy, Bunny, Panda

Fishy Lunch for Heidi
diced peaches, fish shaped boiled egg, yogurt covered raisins,
string cheese, honeydew melon, grapes,
stacked cheese fish sandwiches on very thin bread

Everyone else was getting 2 eyes on their sandwiches today, so Heidi wanted 2 eyes too. So -- it's a four eyed butterfly fish!! haha.

Bunny Lunch for Amy
diced peaches, bunny boiled egg, yogurt covered raisins, granola bar
honeydew melon, grapes, ham bunny sandwich
Amy wanted her bunny egg to have 2 different coloured eyes :)

Pandas for Rose
diced peaches, boiled egg, granola bars, yogurt covered raisins
honeydew melons, grapes, ham & cheese panda bear sandwich

When I send unwrapped chewy, store bought granola bars they seem to break up a bit in their lunch boxes. I am trying out leaving them in the wrapper and so far it seems better. They just bring the wrapper home with them.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Beary-cute bento

Amy's beary-cute gymnastics bento.

  • stacked PB sandwiches
  • grapes
  • peanut butter in the mini cup ( to dip her carrots)
  • carrot sticks
  • cucumber slices
  • bear shaped boiled egg
  • honeydew melon

She still wanted extra carrot sticks - so she ate some of mine too!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday = snacks. Hello Kitty & Pooh

Almost made it through the day without realising that it was Friday the 13th! The oldest girls only needed a snack to go with their hot lunch, Heidi only takes a drink. Friday mornings are the easiest <3

Amy - Hello Kitty
honeydew melon, grapes, teddy grahams and a HK boiled egg

Rose - Pooh Bear
grapes & honeydew melon with pooh bear picks
teddy grahams and a Pooh boiled egg

Only a few teddy grahams, a couple of grapes and the boiled egg yolk were left uneaten. (well plus the hot dog bun since Amy doesn't like the bun!?!)

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Saturday, October 8, 2011


Hot lunches have started for everyone now - so every Friday all 3 girls will have a hot lunch at school. Amy & Rose will still bring a snack to go with it -  Heidi doesn't need to bring anything. It's a treat for the girls and a welcome semi-break for Mom as I imagine the mornings are about to get busier since our family has grown.

Here are this week's snacks ( the same!)


diced apples, boiled egg, goldfish, grapes

grapes, boiled egg, goldfish, diced apples

Friday, September 23, 2011

Bears for two

Both older girls have the same today (hot lunch at school for Heidi). It is very easy to make identical or almost identical lunches in the morning. I am the one who is having a hard time getting out of bed in the mornings so this definitely saves me some time.

honeydew melon, granola bar, strawberries, green grapes, gummy vitamins
teddy bear shaped ham sandwich.

I was going to attempt a more panda bear looking sandwich but just didn't have the energy today. Next time. I know the girls will still love all of the cute panda picks as they are a favourite.