Tuesday, September 28, 2010
One thing I love to do with my kids’ school lunches are themes. I have two children that just need encouragement with their eating (not so much picky eaters as they just don’t eat enough, and take too long) so anything that makes it more entertaining and enticing is worth it for me!
The above picture shows the lunchbox that we use. I love our laptop lunches as there is no waste and it’s easier to eat healthy! The system is called Laptop Lunches. I am not affiliated with them, I just really love their products!
The first lunch was my mini lunch. It’s hard to tell but that banana is one of those mini ones. The grapes are champagne grapes and they are so tiny. Other things I included are mini sandwiches (meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, on a hawaiian roll), baby carrots, mini pepperoni, mini pickles, and a mini babybel cheese circle. I also included a Mini Note (envelope and card were a 1 inch square!
We also have a cat named Mini, so the note said, “Mini sends her love!”
This theme was Halloween. I just cut a PB&J sandwich with my large pumpkin cookie cutter. Pumpkin desserts, orange carrots, and oranges! Along the side are purple grapes.
I am big about cutting their foods into shapes. This lunch included an egg mcmuffin. I used my metal cookie cutter shapes on the frying pan when I made my eggs and cooked it right inside the cookie cutter. Then I used the same shape cutter to cut out cheese, canadian bacon, and the bread.
PS It is hard getting good pictures of these meals as I put them together in the morning (I actually do put together parts the night before, but that wouldn’t be a very cute picture). The lighting is bad at the time I’m getting the kids off, and I don’t have lots of time to set pictures of their lunches up! ;)
Posted by RootsAndWingsCo at 6:51 AM