Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Kindergarten School Lunch #10

This lunch includes a way to give your kiddo a kiss in the middle of their school day. So sweet and cute! Not to mention that it's tasty and healthy! For more details look below, and for my previous school lunch posts click here.  


 Packed in this lunch is:
- A lips shaped sandwich (the kiss!)
- Some mandarin oranges
- Some Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Curds
- A Honest Kid's Organic Appley Ever After juice pouch
- of course a note from me, a cloth napkin, a fork, and the ice packs to keep the food cold as well

For the Kiss Sandwich:
- Assemble a sandwich however your kiddo likes
- Use a lip shaped cookie cutter (you can usually find these in packs of Valentine's Day cookie cutters), but I'm sure you could find one online as well
- Use a pink food marker to trace around the lips shape, and add a line in the middle to divide them


Kindergarten School Lunch #9

For this school lunch I made Sandwich Squares, and Honey Goat Cheese & Strawberry Skewers. I also packed some Trader Joe's Multigrain Pita Bite Crackers and hummus for dipping. 


For the Sandwich Square Skewers:
1. Grab your sandwich fixings and assemble it! So for me, I get some honey wheat bread, SunButter and Super Fruit Jam. I lightly toast the bread and then assemble the sandwich.
2. Once you've got it all made and ready, use a FunBites sandwich cutter that makes bite sized square pieces, you can get one here.
3. Next grab some food picks and add sandwich squares onto them. I fit three per food pick. And viola you're done and lunch is super fun to eat for your kiddo!

For the Honey Goat Cheese & Strawberry Skewers:
1. Gather up the ingredients, there's just two: honey goat cheese, and strawberries!
2. Cut both the honey goat cheese and the strawberries into small enough pieces. You want them bite-sized, but not too small either.
3. Slide the pieces onto your skewers in an alternating order. I went strawberry, honey goat cheese, strawberry for each one this time.


Kindergarten School Lunch #8

This school lunch is so fun! It's super cute, and packs in lots of tasty nutrients. If you'd like more details on how to recreate this lunch scroll down. To view my other school lunch ideas click here

As you can see I packed a puzzle shaped sandwich, some trail mix, fruit and an apple juice.

For the sandwich all you need to do is assemble a sandwich the way you typically would for your kiddos lunch. I like to use SunButter and Super Fruit Jam for a lot of sandwiches. Once you've got your sandwich made all you need to do is use one of these sandwich cutters to make the puzzle shape.

As for the trail mix and fruit you could replace them with any sides your kiddo likes of course. Or use any type of fruit or any type of trail mix. I used strawberries and blueberries for the fruit, and I used cashews, peanuts, raisins, and chocolates for the trail mix. 

To drink I put in a Honest Kids Organic Appley Ever After juice pouch. 


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Kindergarten School Lunch #7

Here's a fun lunch that includes sandwich squares, crackers, hummus, oranges, and a juice. For more details keep on scrolling, and for my previous school lunch posts click here. 


I've probably given the recipe for Sandwich Squares quite a few times now, haha! But it's such a favorite for my daughter. She always finishes her whole sandwich when I serve it in this way. 

Sandwich Squares:
Step 1: Gather your sandwich ingredients and assemble the sandwich according to how your little one likes it. I lightly toasted some Sara Lee Honey Wheat bread, then I put SunButter on both slices and then some chocolate hazelnut spread on as well. Then of course I put the slices of bread together.
Step 2: Once you've got your sandwich made, use a FunBites sandwich cutter to make it into little squares.
Step 3: Put the Sandwich Squares onto some food picks, 3 fit on each. You could also toss the little squares into a reusable baking cup or something if you don't have any food picks. They are still fun to eat regardless of how they are served, I'm just always looking for simple ways to up the cute factor.

In this lunch I also packed a couple of little oranges, and some Trader Joe's Multigrain Pita Bite Crackers with some hummus in a little dip container. To drink I packed an Honest Kid's Organic Appley Ever After juice pouch. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Kindergarten School Lunch #6

This lunch was super easy and quick to throw together but still cute, delicious and nutritious. For details just keep on scrolling, and for my previous school lunch posts click here.


 In this lunch there is:
- A puzzle sandwich. Simple to put together, you just need to put together a regular sandwich and then use this cutter to make the puzzle shapes. I used SunButter and Super Fruit Jam on Sara Lee Honey Wheat Bread.
- Mandarin Oranges with little eye food picks in them. I like to call them Monster Mandarins. You can find some eye food picks here. I put them in a little rectangle reusable baking mold.
- A cheese stick
- A Trader Joe's Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Solar Eclipse School Lunch

I wanted to make a really fun lunch for my daughter for the solar eclipse day, but this lunch is adorable for any day. It's sure to add some sunshine to your little ones day. You can find details on this lunch below and my previous school lunch posts here.

In this lunch I packed:
- Trader Joe's Multigrain Pita Bite Crackers
- Sunshine shaped Colby Jack cheese slices. I made several of these with the Pop Chef and the sunshine attachment. I put these in there for my daughter to top the crackers with
- Sunshine shaped sandwiches. For these I started by making a regular sandwich, with SunButter and Super Fruit Jam and then cutting it into sunshine shapes with the Pop Chef and sunshine attachment. Once I had those I used a yellow food marker to outline the shapes and put a smiley face on them all.
- Some cut up kiwi
- A little orange
- For a drink: Honest Kids Organic Appley Ever After juice pouch


I also added in a little note that said "You are my sunshine" and was sunshine shaped!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Kindergarten School Lunch #5

For this lunch I made some skewers. My daughter loves eating off of food picks, and the honey goat cheese & strawberry skewers have been one of her favorites for years. Sandwich squares skewered onto food picks is such a fun way to serve a sandwich as well, so I went ahead and did both for this lunch. It'll definitely be a big hit with my daughter!  I also added a drink, and another side. You can view details below and my previous school lunch posts here


For the Sandwich Square Skewers:
1. Grab your sandwich fixings and assemble it! So for me, I get some honey wheat bread, SunButter and Super Fruit Jam. I lightly toast the bread and then assemble the sandwich.
2. Once you've got it all made and ready, use a FunBites sandwich cutter that makes bite sized square pieces, you can get one here.
3. Next grab some food picks and add sandwich squares onto them. I fit three per food pick. And viola you're done and lunch is super fun to eat for your kiddo!

For the Honey Goat Cheese & Strawberry Skewers:
1. Gather up the ingredients, there's just two: honey goat cheese, and strawberries!
2. Cut both the honey goat cheese and the strawberries into small enough pieces. You want them bite-sized, but not too small either.
3. Slide the pieces onto your skewers in an alternating order. I went strawberry, honey goat cheese, strawberry for each one this time.

As you can tell these things both don't take too long to make, and make wonderful school lunch. Fun to eat, cute, tasty and healthy! Perfect! To drink I packed an Honest Kids Organic Appley Ever After juice, and a Slim Snack full of Annie's Organic Cheddar Bunnies. And as usual, I packed a note to make my daughter smile and enhance her reading skills.

Here it is all packed up!