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Lion and some lips

Mom’s a bit nervous, and Miss G is thrilled.  She gets driven to school every day, but today she gets to ride the school bus.  It’s the first field trip and her first play today.  The kids are all riding the bus to a local theater to watch the play, Androcles and the Lion.  They get to eat lunch at the local nearby park and then return to school in the afternoon.  I think Miss G got dressed in 10 seconds flat this morning.

CuteZCute Lion sandwich bento

This lion bento was packed in her Easy Lunchboxes container with a peeled clementine and a d’anjou pear cut into small pieces with lion food picks and food separator baran.

Lion Close UpI used the CuteZCute Panda pocket sandwich maker.  I pressed in the shape of the panda face without cutting into the bread. The sandwich is filled with WOWbutter nut free spread and strawberry jam.  Since she’ll probably be eating with other classes, I wanted to make sure the lunch was allergy friendly.  Then stamped out the panda features and cat whiskers with the face templates out of fruit leather.  The sandwich is in a giant silicone cup to prevent it from getting soggy. The huge silicone cups are in the Dollar Spot at Target right now so hurry before they disappear! I sliced an organic orange and then flipped the slices inside out to make a mane for the lion.  It looked much better in my head than it turned out, but Miss G liked it so that’s the important part.

Fruity Lion snack bentoFor snacktime, she has a Happy Tiffin bento box filled with pineapple rings, sliced kiwi, crinkle cut mini carrots and in the green lion sauce container are roasted, salted kabocha squash seeds for crunching.

Yesterday Miss A was at home with me so I decided to surprise her with a fun lunch since she was feeling so yucky.  She LOVED it.  This one was inspired by a grosser version :) that my friend over at Lunch with Eyeness made with a gummy tongue.  Click here to check out her lunch.

Lips with tongue lunchI used a lips cookie cutter and sliced the top layer with a knife.  I hand cut the tongue from fruit leather and stuck it in between the mouth.  I propped it up on a coconut date treat underneath.  She has a peeled clementine with a leaf food pick, roasted kabocha squash seeds with an “I Love You” ring, and sliced organic strawberries with a lip cupcake pick on her little cupcake tray.

Eating lunch

We had a little sick day picnic on the patio and enjoyed our lunches outside.  Have a great weekend, everyone!

Things I used to make these lunches:

Animal Food picks Animal baran food separator Leaf food picks

South of the Border lunches

My little ones have discovered tex mex food, and they’re in love. They already eat loads of avocado and guacamole.  We’ve discovered they will eat green onion, red and green peppers and even seeded jalapenos if they’re mixed in with all the rest.  I decided to make them black bean and rice bowls for dinner Continue Reading

First day back to school

Yesterday was a big day in our house.  Last year our youngest went to a mom’s morning out program.  This year she’s joining her big sister at Montessori.  They were both SO excited to be going together.  Miss G, big sister,  is in her Kindergarten year this year.  It seem like yesterday she was just Continue Reading

Stamped mini sandwiches

Last week was just one of those weeks.  Despite the gorgeous weather, we had a number of power outages, failed internet and my Instagram update locked my iPhone (which is still not working!).  Ah well, I’m sure you managed to make lunch without me!  Hoping everyone had a fantastic, low key mother’s day. Miss G, Continue Reading

Waffle flowers and a smiley face

I promise I’ve been feeding my kids even though I haven’t posted in a few days.  Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging.  Van’s mini waffles saved the day this week.  I toast them & make mini sandwiches out of them.   Miss G (5 years old) has 3 waffle flower sandwiches.  Hers are Continue Reading