Showing posts with label stars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stars. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy Independence Day to my American Friends!

Happy Independence Day to my American friends!
I made myself this quick little bento to eat before swimming lessons. We have a busy day tomorrow and I have to fast for a blood test. starting now! It's going to be a quick turnaround from my Dr's appointment to swimming lessons tomorrow morning and I know that I will be starving by then! 

I packed myself - grapes (hidden), blueberries, honeydew mini stars, cottage cheese with one sliced strawberry, carrots and cucumbers from our garden and some Baked Naturals cheddar crackers.

Here are some items that I used when making this lunch.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Under the sea!

Under the sea lunches for the girls. Heidi was up feeling very ill in the middle of the night and is staying home from school with a fever. I hope she's better soon. I am desperately trying to get to the last bit of sorting out from the room switch but something keeps popping up! I don't mind a day of cuddling on the couch with my little darling though :)

Amy's Lunch
carrot sticks and cucumbers, goldfish, sharkbites
honeydew melon, grapes and a starfish sandwich

Rosie has almost the same packed in her planetbox
I added a small container of ranch dip for her veggies and gave her S'mores goldfish instead of cheddar.

Even though Heidi was sick last night and had a fever this morning, I still packed her a lunch in her EasyLunchbox and put it in the fridge. If she's not interested I can always eat it!
Heidi has peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, cheddar goldfish with grapes & honeydew melon.  It might be difficult to see in the picture but those are small portions of fruit and crackers in the hopes that she will eat something.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012


A Super star lunch for my sweet little superstar ballerina :)
This is day 2's lunch of Classical Ballet Camp for Amy. I forgot to take a photo yesterday of lunch for day 1.
The mornings feel busier than school mornings as I have to get Amy to camp through the Hamilton busy traffic, and then take the others to swimming lessons a good half hour away.  Hopefully we'll get our routine sorted out soon and it won't feel like such a rush. I definitely feel quite spoiled that we have never had to face that busy morning traffic before! I certainly wouldn't want to do that every day.

Amy's Superstar lunch
lemon  Greek  yogurt, grapes, popcorn
watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe, fruit snacks
ham star sandwiches

I actually made two more star mini sandwiches but as they didn't fit neatly, Heidi ate them with her breakfast!  The star cutter feels like it waste a bit too much bread otherwise. As I made my sandwich first and then cut it out it wasn't the kind of bread to freeze and save for bread pudding! I made the Greek yogurt star last night. I left some white and filled a star cutter, then coloured the rest pink and filled it in around the side. Then I removed the cutter and tried to fix it a bit with my knife as it didn't come out like a perfect star. Next, I froze the whole thing so that it would be nice and cold by lunchtime the next day. I always put a frozen ice mat in her lunch box but it just seems so hot out that I'd rather give it that little extra chill. I put a little paper towel underneath in case it sweats as it defrosts. I don't want her to end up with mushy popcorn! I also put a little spoon in her lunch but it wasn't in the photo. I have noticed some other bloggers making frozen yogurt shapes in a little mold. That looks super fun and I am going to give that a try too!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

You're a STAR bento for Rose

Star themed bento for Rose -- with NO SANDWICH. I asked her what she wanted for lunch today and she said I don't want a sandwich. It's official. Sandwiches are off the list!

broccoli, yellow cauliflower, carrot stars, 2 rice stars, corn, meatballs
2 cherry tomatoes from our garden
apple stars, babybel cheddar cheese, kiwi and strawberries

I included a teeny little spoon and a mini cup (saved from takeout) of BBQ sauce for her meatballs.
The broccoli and the cauliflower are lightly steamed, the carrots are raw since she wanted them crunchy.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012


Heidi's Lunch
vanilla yogurt (sprinkles in the little cup), blueberries & raspberries
chocolate teddy grahams, honeydew, cantaloupe & strawberries
craisins, star shaped sandwich with fruit leather topper

Rosie's Lunch
star shaped boiled egg, blueberries & raspberries
chocolate teddy grahams, honeydew, cantaloupe & strawberries
craisins, star shaped sandwich with fruit leather topper

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I heart you!

Life is C R A Z Y! I have barely been able to snap a photo in the morning, let alone tweak any last minute bits. My teachers used to always write "neatness counts" on my work since I usually did not spend the extra time to complete my work in the tidiest manner. I feel like all of the lunches from the past week would have had that little reminder on them! haha.

heart shaped boiled egg (sort of squished!), strawberries, cantaloupe,
nutter butter bites & mini nilla wafers, heart shaped cheese sandwiches.

star shaped boiled egg, strawberries, cantaloupe & grapes
nutter butters & min nilla wafers, heart shaped ham & mustard sandwich.

I don't have 2 heart egg molds and there was NO TIME in the morning to mold two heart shaped eggs one after the other so Rose has a star egg. I was going to make her a a whole star theme and then she said she wanted heart sandwiches. She doesn't even like her clothes to match so I think she was perfectly happy - LOL.

The hearts were cut using a Wilton comfort grip flower cutter and then I just used a knife to make it into 3 hearts. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. I really love using those comfort grip cutters for sandwiches as they cut so nicely through the already made sandwich. When I use plastic cutters (even lunch punch ones) it's always neater to  cut each piece separately and then assemble the sandwiches. The instructions say that you can cut through a ready made sandwich but it always seems to smash the bread too much. There has not been any extra time to cut individual parts and then assemble sandwiches for 3 kids' lunches. I might go back to assembling all of the lunches sans sandwiches the night before giving me more time in the morning.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sandwich Star

Since it's National Sandwich Day -- I decided to make the sandwich the star of the meal :) Our fruit is almost all gone in the house so everyone has very similar but slightly different lunches today.

diced peaches, 1/2 clementine, yogurt covered raisins, granola bites
honeydew melon, pineapple, ham sandwich with cheese topper

diced peaches, 1/2 clementine, yogurt covered raisins, granola bites
grapes, honeydew melon, ham sandwich with cheese topper

diced peaches, grapes, yogurt covered raisins, granola bar
clementine, ham sandwich star

Monday, August 15, 2011


Stars for Heidi - just because :)

boiled egg, triscuit crackers, grapes on star picks, honeydew,
cucumber stars, carrot sticks, celery sticks, grapes tomatoes
Stretch Island Fruit Co cherry fruit leather star cutout
Peanut butter star sandwich with a cheddar topper

We are eating at home today and when she saw that Rose had 2 dips (one being yogurt) she wanted some dip too. So I gave her some ranch dip and she then proceeded to dip everything in it - LOL. She's still eating even though everyone else is finished!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Stars - MTM

Heidi's MTM today is a star theme.
granola bites, star shaped boiled egg, raisins
cottage cheese with star sprinkles, star shaped apples,
star shaped mini PB sandwiches

She ate almost everything except not much of the cottage cheese but it's still new and I'll keep trying. It's entirely possible that she ate the sprinkles off the top and the little bit of cottage cheese that got in the way - lol.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Amy is well and back in school today so I am back to packing two morning lunches :) It's short lived though as Rose will have hot lunch tomorrow at school, and a birthday party at school on Friday so they will have pizza lunch & birthday cake courtesy of the birthday girl. I don't know what's up with these mega birthday parties at nursery for the whole school - but I digress. Today they had the same star theme.

Amy's Star Lunch

carrots, cucumbers & peanut butter dip, yo kids cherry yogurt
apple stars, apple cutout and grapes underneath, icing decoration starfish
bologna star sandwich with a ham cutout

Rose's Star Lunch
three changes:
she has French dressing dip and a cheese cutout on her bologna sandwich
Rose has a clam shaped icing decoration since we were out of stars

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Oldies but Goodies!

I have been making bento lunches and muffin tin meals for the entire school year but only recently did I begin blogging about them. So I decided to share a few of my past favourites including my very first bentos ever :) I had been looking at some blogs online, and had scouted out my local shops & baking supplies for some fun items. Then I placed an order online for some "fun stuff". It took a few weeks for my order to get here so this was made before it arrived with a cookie cutter that I already had and some cupcake picks I found in the baking aisle of a local store.

Amy's first ever bento made during summer holiday 2010
as a "practice run" before starting the school year.
PB star sandwich, cucumber sticks, grapes,
mini apple cinnamon muffin, cheddar cheese

Rose's first ever bento lunch made the same day, Summer 2010.
PB star sandwich, grapes, cherry tomatoes, cheddar cheese,
cucumber sticks, mini apple cinnamon muffin.

Then I did a little more blog surfing, local shopping (found a large set of animal cookie cutters!) and then dug out some silicone baking cups that I had, and made these for the girls' lunch.

Amy: Caterpillar Lunch
 PB Caterpillar sandwich, ants on a log, carrot sticks,
butterfly crackers, blueberries & strawberry ( I was attempting a flower!)

Rose: Crocodile Lunch
 PB crocodile sandwich in a swamp of goldfish,
mixed berries, carrot sticks, string cheese, grapes.

The next day I made these. This was the first time packing them up and taking them out with us. Previously we were just eating lunch at home.
They travelled better than I expected!

Amy: Seahorse lunch
Ham seahorse sandwich, string cheese, carrots,
watermelon & blueberries, apple cinnamon mini muffin, grapes.

Rose: Froggie Lunch
Cheese froggie sandwich, grapes, string cheese & carrots,
apple cinnamon mini muffin, watermelon & blue berries.

Then finally one of my orders came so we had actual bento boxes to use.
 I made these that same day!

Amy: Butterfly Lunch
Butterfly crackers & cheese, grapes, cucumber slices, raspberry & black berry ( attempting another flower!), steamed broccoli & carrots, Ham butterfly sandwich.

Rose: Turtle Lunch
Cheese turtle sandwich, steamed broccoli & carrots,
Watermelon, kiwi

I have been getting tons of use out of those animal cookie cutters as the girls prefer sandwiches for lunch on most days.

I still have tons of lunch photos including many Muffin Tin Meals.
I'll get to posting some of them shortly.