i should be mopping the floor: In Our Lunch Box This Week {No. 8}

Saturday, September 8, 2012

In Our Lunch Box This Week {No. 8}


These are some of the lunches my boys enjoyed this week:
Oink, Oink!
Includes piggy PB&J sandwich {used my circle cutter to make the face, used the Wilton candy eyes and a heal of the bread cut into a circle for the snout...cutouts made with the wrong end of a cake decorating tip & adhered to bread with more jelly that shows through as the snout, triangle bread-heal ears tucked into sandwich}, carrots, cantaloupe & pita poppers.

Ninja...Go! 
For details on creating my little Ninjago sandwich, click here.
Also included in this Easy Lunch Box are grapes, carrots & a Trader Joe's Apple Bar.

Easy-Peasy
This was a no-brainer. Leftover Trader Joe's Mac & Cheese {he likes it cold the next day...so gross, but oh well}, grapes, carrots & Greek Yogurt. 

Lots Of Veggies
Ham & cheese sandwich on bread round {cut in half and stacked}, Trader Joe's Apple Bar, carrots & cucumbers {with a mini "fishy" bottle of Ranch dressing}. 

Owl City
My husband is obsessed with the Owl City band, so this was fun for our five year old who loves whatever daddy loves. This was a simple PB&J owl sandwich {used the heal of the bread and the wrong end of my veggie cutters & cake tips to make the circles, used a knife to make the beak...attached everything with jelly}, carrots, grapes & string cheese. 

Another Easy One
Ham & cheese sandwich on a bread round that's cut in half and stacked, carrots, grapes, cantaloupe and letter Cheez-Its.

14 comments:

  1. You are such an awesome mom, Kristi!! My kids would love me forever if I even did this once!

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  2. You just keeping amazing me with your creativity! I am so happy I found your site

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  3. Love the piggy PBJ.

    Saw you at Home Stories.

    Where did you get the little fishy for the ranch?
    Nicolette

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Nicolette! I actually bought these on vacation in LA in the spring...in their Japanese district. However, the exact same set is available here: http://www.allthingsforsale.com/bento-sauce-container/1386-japanese-bento-accessories-soy-sauce-containers-20-pcs-for-bento-box-4984343262874.html

      I will warn ya...these are obviously meant for soy sauce...which means thicker things like ranch are almost impossible to clean out {so, they've become "disposable" at our house...kind of sad}. But they're cute, and my older son loves taking dressing in them when he can.

      {HUGS},
      kristi

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  4. Some fun lunches there Kristi! I love the crinkle cut carrot - a simple way to make them more interesting!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love all of these fun lunches especially the PB and J pig! such cute ideas!
    Rebecca
    Heronscrafts.blogspot.com

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  6. These are so great - you are very talented. Your children must get excited to open their lunches each day. :) Thank you for linking up to The Sunday Showcase.

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  7. I just stumbled across your blog and I think I'm in heaven! I love all your ideas! You're so creative and have so many healthy, fun options in your lunches. My oldest just started first grade and I'm having a hard time coming up with lunches everyday. I love your blog! Thank you!

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  8. Kristi these are ADORABLE!!! my kids' lunches are so boring... you've encouraged me to up my game ;) thanks so much for linking up with mercyINK!

    lauren
    www.mercyinkblog.com

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  9. These are just so fun and creative! Love them.
    Newly following on Linky Followers :)
    Kaz @ meltingmoments.info

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  10. I love owl city, too!! love you lunches! they are quite inspiring!

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  11. Where do you get the little fishy with ranch?

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