So here's the first one that I made
Inside this lunchbox I put:
- 2 funkins (adorable, Eco-friendly cloth napkins for kids)
- 2 ice packs, just random ones I've had laying around
- a box of Earthbound Farm organic raisins
- one of these super cute and cool Slim Snacks filled up with Annie's Bernie's Farm Cheddar Crackers inside it
- and this adorable silverware set from Edison Kids, I love it because my daughter loves the cute giraffes, and it's also great because the spoon has a flat edge to help get every bite, and the fork is grooved to better grip the food!
I put some homemade dirt pudding, and two cute little penguin sandwiches, that I made with this Munchkin sandwich cutter.
This was very basic, nothing fancy! Here's a picture of most of the stuff I used, and the recipes will follow
(i forgot to add the oreos to the pic!)
- Chocolate pudding, I used Zen Almond Milk Chocolate Pudding
- Hayden Valley Foods Gummi Worms
Pour a container of the pudding into one of the lunch containers (with a lid) that you have.
Separate some oreos so you have a few just cookies with little/no filling on them. Then crush them up up until they resemble dirt. Add that to your pudding, you can leave it all on top or stir it around a bit. I stirred it in.
Add a gummi worm or two to top it off!
- bread, I like to use Sara Lee Honey Wheat
- SunButter, or peanut butter, whatever kind of butter your child prefers
- Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (I use Fresh Thyme's), or Nutella, or even a jelly or jam would work. You can alter lots of these ideas to better fit your families needs.
The first thing that I do when I am about to make a sandwich for my daughter that has any type of butter/spread on it, or that I'm going to cut into a shape is lightly toast it. So I would suggest step 1 being lightly toasting the bread to get it more ready to work with.
Put on your spreads, jams, and whatever, then close up the sandwich by putting the pieces of bread together. Then you can use a cutter if you would like to make a shape. I used the penguin sandwich cutter from Munchkin that I mentioned earlier. I love cutters that are specific for sandwiches, because they are just the right size not to really waste much of the sandwich, aside from the crust. You could use a cookie cutter however, or even try to make your own shape with a knife.
And there you have it! My first school lunch post! There will be many more to come!