Showing posts with label hearts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hearts. Show all posts

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sandwiches on Day 2

 School day 2 - Mini Sandwich lunch box for Emily.

Diced pears, blackberries, cheese stick
mini flower jam sandwich (with a couple of square off cut sandwiches underneath)

Her snack is shown next to lunch - pistachios, graham crackers & cantaloupe.
The green sandwich box is a crocodile creek sandwich container and her snack is in a sistema container.

She ate most of this but did leave a blackberry, some pear and cucumbers.

Heidi's lunch day 2

cucumbers & carrots. assorted berries
mini heart ham & mustard sandwiches.

She ate almost everything too!

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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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hearts for my Sweetheart

A heart themed lunch for my sweetheart Heidi <3

This is another lunch from a week or so ago. Heidi has heart shaped grape jelly sandwiches, boiled egg, carrots, cucumbers and a grape tomato with ranch dip. I took a risk on the cucumber and tomato but she didn't really like them. Red and green grapes stacked two deep round out her lunch.

Here are some items that I used when making this lunch.
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  Japanese Bento Hard Boiled Egg Mold Star Heart for Bento Decoration Japanese Bento Box Accessory Food Pick 20 pcs In Love
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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Simple lunch for a picky girl!

After yesterday's, " I didn't eat those vegetables because they were touching the alfalfa sprouts" incident I decided to go back to a really simple, no new items lunch for my picky eater today.

Amy has cucumbers, celery and carrot sticks in the top left compartment. You can't easily see the celery as it's under the carrots. Watermelon pieces and green grapes are in the bottom left. Apple Cinnamon popped rice cakes in the top compartment and 3 heart shaped honey roasted turkey sandwiches in the main compartment. She likes absolutely everything in this lunch box so hopefully it will be a happier lunch time today. For her snack today I packed a sliced pear (not shown).

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First Day of Preschool Lunch

Today was Heidi's first day back to school This year she is a Full Day student which is the age of Pre-K in the USA. She's returning to her old classroom in the Children's House with her same teachers but will not leave before lunch this year. There will also be some new students joining the class as older students have moved on up to another class.

Heidi's first day of school lunch was packed in our Planetbox Shuttle. It seems like a great size for her and it fits in her favourite character lunch carry bag. Can you guess which one that might be? DORA! 

For lunch, Heidi has 4 mini heart jam sandwiches (stacked), carrots and ranch dip, green grapes and watermelon. This might seem like a low-ish protein lunch (there's about 7-8 grams) and normally I would have made those PB & J sandwiches. This year a note came home and said no peanut butter in snacks due to an allergy. I think that should include lunch too but I am not positive so I left out all nuts until I can confirm. I didn't really plan that out too well as I could have added something else in it's place - you know like a piece of cheese, or the boiled egg in the fridge. I was thrown by her request for a sandwich this morning as I had planned to pack her some mini quiches like her sister. Maybe she ate too many last night! Heidi is really not much of a meat eater which is fine with me. I'll do better tomorrow.

I can't wait to hear all about her first day! One of the other class moms organised a playdate at school right at the end of summer. That worked out perfectly as she got to see her teachers again, see some old friends and meet some new friends that will be joining the class. That was sure to make the first day back an easy one.

Here she is all set for school - posing with her sisters, carrying her Dora bag and wearing her Dora sneakers!

Here are two items that I used when making this lunch.
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Monday, April 15, 2013

Grilled Cheese Sandwich hearts in a muffin tin (#2)

grilled cheese sandwich hearts, apple with heart cut out
carrot hearts, yogurt with pink sugar sprinkles, red grapes

I also made this on National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. It's the same ingredients as the other lunch that I posted today but packed in a slightly different way using a regular muffin tin.

Here are some items used to make this lunch:


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Grilled Cheese Sandwich Hearts - in a Muffin Tin Meal

heart shaped grilled cheese sandwiches, apple heart cutouts, 
carrot heart cutouts, yogurt with pink sprinkles, red grapes

This is another lunch that I made on National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day.  I haven't made a muffin tin meal in ages! Since we are at home for break I decided to revisit that fun way of serving lunch, plus it's the theme for Bento Blog Network this week - vote for me  ;) ;). I discovered that cutting a grilled cheese sandwich is pretty tricky. For this I used my flower shaped metal cutter to cut out the sandwich before grilling. Then I made 3 knife cuts to turn the flower into hearts. If you let the sandwich cool a bit it's much neater and cheese doesn't ooze out everywhere.

Here are some things that I used for this lunch:

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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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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Homemade Chicken Nuggets for lunch

Homemade chicken nuggets for lunch - This was for Rose and was eaten at home.
chicken nuggets, pistachios & almonds, ketchup for dipping, carrots and grape tomatoes (from our garden)
fresh fruit - apples, grapes, blueberries, strawberries

The idea to make these into heart shapes was seen on BentOnBetterLunches, I used to always just make nugget shapes, when I saw Cristi's shaped into hearts, I thought hey- why didn't I think of that!
Here's my recipe:

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

1 lb ground chicken
a few grinds each of sea salt & black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
2 tsp ground flax seed
1 small carrot, grated
1 small apple, grated
1 leek, sliced
I clove of garlic, chopped
Extra Virgin Olive Oil about 1 tbsp
2/3 cup cornflake crumbs
1/3 cup grated parmesan and romano

Preheat oven to 375F.
In a medium frying pan add olive oil (a quick once around the pan, about 1 tbsp). Saute carrots, leeks, garlic and grated apple until all are soft. Put into mini chopper and whiz a couple of times. Cool slightly. In a medium bowl, mix ground chicken, salt & pepper, papkrika, and ground flax seed. Add the vegetable mixture. Mix until just combined.  In a small bowl mix together cornflake crumbs and cheeses. Form chicken into small nuggets or heart shapes using your hands to form the shape and coat in the crumb mixture. Place on cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray. Spray the tops of the nuggets with non-stick spray and bake for 12-15 minutes turning once. If you would like to freeze these for later, go as far as coating the nuggets and place them on a small cookie sheet and flash freeze them for about 30 minutes - 1 hour. Then store in the freezer in an airtight container or freezer bag. When you are ready to bake them add an extra 5 minutes to the cooking time.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Heart sandwich in a new lunch container!

Great Local Find! I spotted this Fuel lunch container at Master's Ltd for around $5. In it I packed a simple vegetarian lunch for Amy.

carrot sticks, celery and peanut butter, 
plums, strawberries and a grape jelly sandwich

This was from last Friday . Amy was feeling unwell last week and was at home for a couple of days, Emily was also ill and appeared to have the Roseola virus.  I spent all morning at the school book swap on Friday and I made this little bento quickly in the morning so that Amy could have something easy to eat when she was hungry. My Mom stayed at home with the sick girls while I was out - Thanks Mom! Unfortunately, by Friday afternoon I was feeling unwell too and to add insult to injury my internet stopped working! The telephone company came today and fixed the DSL line as it was a hardware problem outside. Phew! I need the internet for work so that created some problems but what I really missed was using my favourite ipad apps and watching Netflix while I was unwell and resting in bed. I am spoiled by technology - can you relate?

Back to the new Fuel lunch container. This is what it looks like when it's closed.  It snaps shut and seems like it will stay closed pretty well.

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Here are some of the items that I used to make this lunch. I have to say that I LOVE the Peach Wedger. It's so easy to cut peaches and plums into perfect little slices without fussing with the pit.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Hearts for Amy

The last 3 weeks have been super busy. I had thought that everyone was well again but then the baby caught the flu last week. She was a little unwell during the first round of the flu in our house but I think that was just a cold. This time it must have been the real thing as she was feeling unwell for several days. I haven't had any free time to blog lunches but lots of time to cuddle my girls on the couch and watch cartoons. School is on break now so this week I will post a handful of lunches from last week since I won't be making any packed lunches.

Hearts for Amy
heart shaped ham sandwiches, mini cup of chocolate chips
carrots sticks and cucumbers
strawberries & grapes

Friday, October 12, 2012

Light lunch - mini pita pockets

I found some more unposted lunches form the summertime! I believe these were from a swimming lesson day when they ate these early, right after swimming lessons.

 This was for Rose.
2 mini pita pocket sandwiches - one is tuna and one is chicken salad, watermelon, grapes, carrot sticks and cucumber stick. I can't remember what was in the little cup. Likely it was ranch dip or vitamins!

Heidi's Lunch
All of the same foods as for Rose -- she just had little bears instead of a mushrooms theme

And finally Amy's Lunch
2 ham and cheese roll ups, carrot sticks, naan bread, grapes and watermelon pieces
And if I remember correctly she didn't like the naan bread! I already knew she wouldn't eat the mini pita pockets or the tuna, or the chicken salad which is why hers is different in the first place. Oh she's very choosy my little Amy!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Easy lunches with lots of variety

Simple lunches with lots of variety for the girls. This was Rose's first day of school (Thursday) and she couldn't wait to go and see her friends and the new materials in the classroom. She was also excited to be a big sister to Heidi and to help walk her to her classroom in the morning.

Amy's Lunch
black grapes, strawberry hearts, 
carrot sticks, goldfish smore's, vitamin gummies
craisins, cantaloupe
ham sandwich on a bun

Somehow we managed to run out of bread already! The girls love these little Portuguese rolls so it worked out wonderfully.  Amy did not eat her goldfish or carrots because they got mixed up and were "yucky". Good to note for next time.

Rose's lunch
blueberries, strawberry hearts
grape tomatoes, carrot sticks, mini cup of dip
vitamin gummies, cantaloupe, goldfish smore's
hand and cheddar sandwich bun

Rose said "those goldfish were delicious" and she ate them all. I decided that I would make Heidi lunch and keep it in the fridge until she got home from school. It worked out great as she said that she was starving as soon as she walked in the door and all I had to do was take her lunch out of the fridge. I have been trying out the EasyLunchboxes this summer. This is the first time posting one. So far we like them but we haven't actually taken them out and about too much, mostly to the pool in the summer. No complaints! They aren't marketed as leakproof so I would not pack yogurt like this and send it off to school. Others have said that you can put a piece of press n seal over the yogurt and send it that way, or use a small lidded container inside. There is a brand new product added to their line up called mini dippers. These are leak proof, and while I don't have any yet, it would be a great option to contain yogurt.

Heidi's  At Home Lunch
chocolate chip cookies, goldfish
half of a ham and cheddar sandwich on a bun
cantaloupe and blueberries
vanilla yogurt with some sprinkles in the mini green cup

I think it was a bit much food for her, she ate the yogurt first, part of the sandwich, a couple of goldfish and a few blueberries. I guess she wasn't as hungry as I thought. Need to pack a little less next time. The little cat pick in the blueberries is a flexible pick. It's a good choice for littler kids as it's very bendy and they aren't likely to poke themselves or others with it! Heidi does very well with picks now so I am less concerned, but I do usually try to stick with the fork like ones for her and not the very pointy sticks.

Here are some of the products I used to make these lunches:

Japanese Bento Food Pick Leaf 10 pcs for Bento Box - Small Food Decorating Topper Hello Kitty My Melody Set Food Decorating Pick Flexi Animal 18 pcs Japanese Bento Accessories Sauce Container set of 4 Mayo Cup

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

After swimming bento

Rose & Heidi's late snack-early lunch for after swimming lessons. They are nearly identical.

3 cheese shaped heart sandwiches
 blueberries and heart shaped strawberries
honeydew melon

the only difference is that she has ham inside her sandwiches

Rose has been really happy with a sandwich everyday all of a sudden. Maybe it's because she is so hungry after swimming and then she gets something different for lunch a bit later. I dunno but I'm not questioning it -- sandwiches are so much easier for me!

This is the cutter that I used to make the 3 little hearts. It's very easy. Since it's deep and metal you can easily make the whole sandwich and then cut it out, use a knife to make three cuts transforming it into three little hearts. 

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