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Eat, Drink and Be Merry, Charlie Brown!

It’s time to blog hop with some of my bento loving friends this holiday season!  Please make sure to click the button at the bottom to hop to the next blog!  

It’s been quite a while since I’ve been feeling super creative, but the Christmas season seems to spread its cheer throughout my home.  My little girls recently had their holiday performances so they’ve been belting out Christmas and Hanukkah songs, playing with our decorations and begging for fancy, fun lunches.  Here are a few I managed to sneak out this week.  

Sprinkle Christmas tree in ELBOne of my girls had a WOWbutter (soy based nut-free butter) and jam sandwich with a couple of stars.  I spread more WOWbutter on the top and sprinkled it with little colored “ornaments”.  In the top of her Easy Lunchboxes container are mango pieces on the left and red seedless grapes on the top right.

Nativity ClementineI love to draw on clementines.  I threw this one in for a snack this past week with a simple nativity scene sketched on it.

Candy Cane lunch in ELBThese candy canes are made from Rudi’s Organic whole wheat bread.  Inside is Daiya brand dairy free strawberry cream cheese and jam, definitely a special treat.  On the top I spread more strawberry dairy-free cream cheese and fruit leather stripes.  I threw in some mini gingerbreads for good measure.  In the top, was the same fruit combination of fresh organic mangos and seedless red grapes in her Easy Lunchboxes container.

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree in ELBAs a kid, I always looked forward to the night when the Charlie Brown Christmas special was on TV.  This lunch is definitely more my nostalgia than my kids’, but they still love the fun.   In the top of the Easy Lunchboxes are kiwi slices and organic red raspberries. 

Charlie Brown CloseupCharlie is a sandwich made from Rudi’s Organic whole wheat bread.  I hand cut the fruit leather for his face and clothing details.  The sad little tree is bread, rosemary for the branches, a grape tomato for the ornament and unsweetened shredded coconut flakes for a tad bit of fake snow.

For the next fantastic lunch, please hop on over to Keitha’s Chaos!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays to all!

Eat, Drink and Be Merry Blog Hop

Eat, Drink and Be Merry Blog Hop

Mittens and a Christmas Tree

NOW I’m in the holiday spirit.  The stress of all of it gets to me like it does everyone else.  Sometimes you just have to resolve to do what you can and leave the rest so you can stay sane and get enough rest.  Maybe I’m just saying that because I had a decent night’s Continue Reading

Gingerbread mom and the angel

So maybe this isn’t the most reverent representation of the manger scene, but I was limited on time this morning.  I wanted Miss G to have the manger scene for her lunch…the reason for the season.  Baby Jesus is made from Stretch Island fruit leather on a bed of cashews.  The angel is Justin’s Almond Continue Reading

Christmas trees and snowmen

Miss G (4) has an Easy Lunchboxes container full of goodies today.  Her entree is separate.   We are loving the mini Crimson Gold organic apples this year.  They’re a bit tart and quite crunchy.  Best of all they are preschooler sized and fit into any lunchbox.  Nothing goes to waste since even a 2 year Continue Reading

Santa with FunBites

A while back I put this Santa in the chimney lunch together for FunBites.   I used their CubeIt cutter and some Rudi’s Organic Whole Grain bread to make the mini sandwiches.  I used the crust bread scrap for the top of the chimney and some remaining bread for his face.  His eyes and nose are Continue Reading