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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

Spinach Florentine Casserole by Julie Hasson and a Blendtec giveaway!

‘Tis the season for gifts and giving! Julie Hasson, vegan cookbook author and creator of Julie’s Original gluten-free, vegan mixes offered me the opportunity to review her brand new cookbook, Vegan Casseroles by Julie Hasson printed by Running Press.  What’s even better is that they are offering the opportunity to win a Blentec 725 Design Blender to one lucky winner.  And 5 Continue Reading

Happy Halloween and a new pumpkin dip recipe!

Happy Halloween, all!  Are you and your kids sugared out yet?  I have some last minute, simple ideas for you to help Halloween go smoothly with a healthier side to things. I was invited back on my local ABC affiliate station ABC7’s Suncoast View today to show off my nutritious snacks and lunches.  They have been Continue Reading

Wholly Guacamole Winner and some Halloween lunches

The lucky winner of the Wholly Guacamole prize pack is: Sara Thomas! Congratulations, Sara.  Please email me at bentoriffic@gmail.com to send me your address, and the prize pack will be on its way to you! I’ve been trying to Halloween up the lunches a bit this week.  My little one had WOWbutter soy spread and Continue Reading

Wholly Guacamole giveaway

My girls are guac monsters.  If it’s not in the house, we have snacking complaints.    Anyone who knows my family knows that we swear by Wholly Guacamole.   I love them for a few reasons.  The first is my sheer laziness.  Who wants to try to find ripe avocados, smash them, prevent them from Continue Reading