Showing posts with label elephant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label elephant. Show all posts

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Elephant snacks & a local find!

Two snacks for my little swimmers! Heidi wasn't swimming today but she still had the same as Rose. She wants to have her turn everyday like her sister, but the little one's group lessons are only Monday and Wednesday so today we watched Rose's lesson.

Rose's after swim snack
strawberries, grapes,
half a ham sandwich with elephant cut out of mozzarella cheese

Heidi's snack.
the same except cheese sandwich. 

You might not know this, but Heidi is a Dora fanatic. She loves anything with Dora on it. When we were out shopping a week or so ago she saw this little sandwich container and a pair of Dora socks that she just had to have. I am pleased to say that it's a perfect little snack container, or hot lunch day "sides" container. It fits 4 silicone cups perfectly and the lid snaps on with more conviction than our other ones. It is also easy enough for her to open. They were $4.55 at Pheonix Kids. There were a few other characters too. 

Something was up with my camera. I couldn't take a decent photo. Hopefully I will have time to see if any of the settings are off before I use it next. I am not skilled in photography anyway so it's always on automatic. It was very weird today. These were the best ones and I took several!!!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Elephants bento lunchbox

For Rose
turkey slices, string cheese circles, wheat thins crackers
cherry tomatoes from our garden, mini brownie bite
carrots sticks, crinkle cut cucumbers, 
blueberries in an elephant shaped rice mold, apples slices

Rosie is sticking to this I don't want a sandwich phase. Time for me to get a little more creative I think!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Easy lunch

Easy and fast to pack lunchboxes for a busy morning!

Amy's lunchbox
cookies n cream pudding, honeydew melon, 
cantaloupe, granola bar, grapes
2 elephant sandwiches

I made Heidi's exactly like Amy's except somehow her elephant sandwiches didn't come out quite right! The pudding is a special treat. I made it for them for dessert and they wanted to save some for lunch. 

Rose's Lunch Box
Almost the same -- sunchips instead of granola bars (we ran out) 
plus her new favourite thing - crackers and bologna roll ups!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Elephants - a new cutter

These were Rose & Heidi's lunches from the same day that I made Amy's read a thon lunch.  Notice the similarities :)

Rose's lunch
granola bites, clementine, carrots, ants on a log, PB dip for her carrots (like Amy!) 
honeydew melon and blueberries
elephant sandwiches

Heidi's lunch
granola bites, blueberries, honeydew & clementines
carrots sticks ants on a log, elephant sandiwches

The sandwiches are made using a new cutter that I bought from People's Pharmacy. It's the munchkin brand and cuts out two elephants at once on one slice of bread. They also had a 2 penguin sandwich cutter and I bought that one too. I can't remember the price but it was very reasonable. I made the sandwiches and then punched out the shapes - it worked very well! Dare I say it -- better than one of my faves, the lunch punch... :0 possibly because there is less detail.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Elephant's for Amy

grapes, strawberries, cucumbers, carrot sticks
yogurt covered raisins, honeydew melon
Ham sandwich

Amy ate almost everything out of her lunch - yay!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Plain Jane Lunches.

We had a week of some pretty plain lunches. Amy had snack duty at school this week so with the extra bit of morning prep work, lunch making time was shortened and I didn't snap any photos most days. Here's one day from the past week.

Heidi's lunch
grapes, goldfish, fruit snacks
honeydew melon with a sad giraffe pick! and  ham d& cheese sandwich triangles

Amy's Lunch
grapes, teddy grahams, fruit snacks
honeydew melon, ham sandwich with a fruit leather elephant.

I think it was strawberry fruit leather - I finally found it back in the grocery store - they moved it!

Rose's Lunch
grapes, teddy grahams, fruit snacks, honeydew melon
ham sandwich triangles

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Heidi's choice. She pretty much picked everything for her lunch.

diced peaches, clementines, honeydew melon, vitamins, granola bar
peanut butter elephant mom & baby sandwich

And she ate it all!! Gotta love a kid's choice lunch.

Monday, August 15, 2011

E is for Elephant

For Rosie who's been practising her letter sounds.
vanilla yogurt, chex mix craisins
cucumbers, celery sticks, carrot sticks, tomatoes ( ranch dip in the elephant container)
pineapple, grapes, cantaloupe, strawberries
Mom & baby elephant sandwich with cheddar - Lunch Punch

She loved it all and dipped her fruit in the yogurt. I guess she was in the mood for dip :)
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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Elephant starts with e.

Amy sometimes has a little trouble with the e sound in reading. The way that I usually remind her is e like elephant. So today for fun I made her an elephant lunch. If I had planned ahead last night and we didn't get up at uh 8:01 this morning!!!! I could have been more creative with other e foods - like egg, or elephant animal crackers or peanuts ( elephant snacks - we have some but they were not yet roasted). Since I was a lazy bones and didn't get out of bed - she got this elephant lunch instead :) I think it worked out fine as she ate everything except for some of the orange slices. Since eating a healthy lunch is the main goal here it was another successful lunch in my opinion! Oh wait, except for the salty goldfish, the sugary choc chips & the sugary yogurt - some healthy lunch - lol. Hmmm...

Elephant starts with e.
trix yogurt, grapes, goldfish, oranges
chocolate chips, elephant bologna sandwich

From a creativity standpoint I really need to get my act together and do a little organising/planning the night before - like making the boiled eggs, collecting the right crackers, cutters, picks etc. Really I do everything in the morning and usually really quickly. It might be neater if I had a few extra moments to step back and look at lunch or just take a few more minutes in assembly of the tricky bits. The only thing I really do ahead of time is cut up some fruit - but that's more cutting up the whole melon or pineapple when we are ready to eat it - not in a lunch by lunch organised way. I wonder what other people do - does anybody do almost everything (or everything) the night before? Anyway food for thought... I only have one lunch to make tomorrow so maybe I'll try a little planning tonight, or maybe I'll just lounge around and watch  Grey's Anatomy  :)