Friday, November 4, 2016

Our Halloween inspired lunches

I love making bento box lunches for my children.  Since I have such picky eaters, lunch can be a day to day challenge. I never know who will eat what.

   I have an album on my Facebook page that is called. " Our Lunchbox Project".   I have a weekly lunch meeting with the kids to plan our lunches.   During our lunch meetings, we look for lunch ideas, recipes, and plan our grocery list.   They are still picky eaters but it has helped.

II take pictures of the lunches I make to help me kind of keep of track of what they like and did not like.  It has also been a nice way to share lunch inspiration with friends.  I  was adding pictures this morning of some of our Halloween lunches and I thought I would share them here as well.

With this first lunch, we made simple hot dog mummies.  Our version is made with veggie dogs, but you can use any hot dog.  Pretzel and cheese broomsticks, apple slices, carrot sticks, and for dessert; Harry Potter inspired Sorting Hat caramels.  The caramels are hard to see in the picture.

The Sorting Hats are made with 2 caramel cube and I use a toothpick to create the eyes and mouth,

The Ghostbuster inspired lunch consists of a round turkey sandwich with a cheese and olive ghost on top.  I used red food coloring to help create the look of the logo.   A green carved apple face, I wanted it to look like Slimer,   The Ghost Crisps I found at World Market,   The little ghost picks i found at the local dollar store.

This lunch was inspired by Monster High for my oldest daughter.   A skull shaped PBJ.   I hand cut the shape of the skull and fashioned a bow out of fruit roll up.   Since she likes simple lunches, apple slices, carrot coins, and crisps finish her lunch,  I did add some pop rocks as a little treat.

I created a Ninja Turtle inspired lunch with a homemade un-crustable sandwich.   I made cuts on the top to look like a turtle shell.  I made "ants on a log" minus the ants nunchucks, pretzel sticks and a Ninja Turtle apple.   The apple is sliced in half, a grape was cut in half to create the eyes and wrapped with a fruit roll up.  

I hope you enjoy our lunchbox ideas.  Please leave a comment if you are a bento fan too.  I am always looking for ideas

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