In this bento: Car shaped carrots, champagne grapes, car shaped hard-boiled egg (cut in half), lemon yogurt with a mini rocket cutter to add some decorations, and rocket cheese crackers. All packed up in our Tomica fire truck bento box.
In this bento: Rice crackers, carrot sticks, Hello Kitty hard-boiled egg, cherries, and champagne grapes. The egg was not quite large enough for my egg mold but it mostly came out - minus the ears.
My daughter's school has a half day every Friday and I have been packing a "snack lunch" on Fridays.
Time for another giveaway. This week one lucky reader will win a set of 3 Funkins reusable cloth napkins. Funkins are adorable cloth napkins that are large enough to also be used as placemats. They are reversible with a different print on each side. You can read my full review here. Winner gets to choose their favorite designs. This giveaway is open to U.S. & Canadian residents only. Please enter the giveaway widget below and follow the instructions. Entries that do not fulfill requirements will be deleted. Giveaway ends 8/25/14. Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to claim prize.
Today I am sharing five tips for sprucing up your back to school lunches. I have listed the tips from easiest to more difficult. These are things that I do on a daily basis to make cute and fun lunches for my kiddos.
1. Food picks - easy to use and easy to find. There are many available. The ones pictured are cupcake picks. School themed ones should be easy to find this time of year. Try your local cake supply shop or the bakery department at your local grocery store. They may sell you the cupcake picks if you ask.
2. Mini cookie cutters - readily available online and at kitchen stores (you may already have these in your kitchen drawers). Very easy to use and they add charm in seconds. Perfect size for school lunches.
3. Wrap it up. Turn pre-packaged lunch items into lunch accents. Quickly wrap the item with paper (wrapping paper, coloring book page, magazine pictures, print outs, etc.) to blend it in with your lunch theme.
4. Cutters with presses - stamp a cute design on bread, cheese, or fruit. Perfect for easy and cute school lunches.
5. Draw! If you have a little artistic ability put it to use. Draw on wrappers or use food markers to draw directly on bread or cheese. This can be as simple or difficult as your ability allows. Adds extra flare to lunches.
Let's put it all together!
Back to School lunch #1: Watermelon chunks, Cheez-its, bus shaped turkey sandwich, yellow pepper sticks, apple shaped cucumbers, dolmas, black olives, and a pencil cheese stick.
Back to School lunch #2: Watermelon chunks, grape tomatoes, yellow peppers, turkey bus sandwiches with cheddar cheese on top, strawberry milk (notebook paper), and a pencil cheese stick.
These lunches were packed in my Laptop Lunches bento boxes. Bonus tip - use a lunchbox that works well for you and your kids. I love that the Laptop Lunches box has inner containers that you can reconfigure for more lunch possibilities.
It is no secret that I love using our Thermos! I have used it many times to pack my favorite thing - LEFTOVERS! I partnered up with Thermos to offer a great prize pack. One lucky winner will receive a Thermos lunch bag, FUNtainer drink bottle, and FUNtainer food jar. The winner gets to choose Spiderman or Hello Kitty theme. Please note that exact style may vary due to availability.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Please enter the giveaway widget below and follow the instructions. Entries that do not fulfill the requirements will be deleted. Giveaway ends 8/18/14. Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to claim prize.