Tuesday Go Green Lunches

Lately I have been tired, worn out and feeling like I haven’t been enjoying making lunches as much, it’s in part because my ASD son has decided he won’t eat even more things and partly because I’ve just been too tired to think of things to do. 

On the weekend I went through my Bento Box Pinterest board and created all new boards with proper headings and re pinned everything so it’s organised and easy to find. Today I felt re-inspired to put the extra touch in the lunchbox and I’m pretty happy with the results 😊

My youngest son, Kinder boy requested a car sandwich and egg so I was excited to do a traffic light and car theme for him:

  
I started with the celery traffic lights: I filled celery stalks with corn relish then added red and orange cherry tomatoes and cucumber. Ham sandwich using LunchPunch cutter, traffic light salad: strawberries, Grape Tomatoes and Baby Cucumber, for the Apple slices I used a green apple then the orange side and red side of a royal gala apple. Boiled egg made using car mould, and finally a Ladyfinger Banana. I added some road sign cupcake toppers and the lunch was done. My car mad boy is going to be one happy kid at lunchtime!

For my eldest son, Grade 1 Boy, I went with Under the Sea theme.

  
I included something I normally wouldn’t and that’s the sprinkles on top of the yoghurt, my son has been refusing more foods lately so I’m trying to get him eating yoghurt again and thought this might help. Making things visually appealing is the main way to get through to him, he is the whole reason I started making bento lunches! 

His lunch has octopus and whale coco2 sandwich, Grapes, Peas, Corn Cob, boiled egg moulded into a fish, carrot “anemone” and Apple Seaweed, Vanilla Yoghurt with polka dot Sprinkles and a Banana. 

– Mel 

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Monday Yumbox Puzzle Lunch

Today I have made my Prep Boys Lunch in his Yumbox Original. The theme I went with is “Puzzle”. 

  
One of my sons favorite things (apart from Thomas the Tank) is puzzles! So when we got the lunch punch set of Puzzle sandwich cutters they quickly became a favorite bento item of ours.

  
I used the puzzle cutter on his sandwich and his cheese, it looks so effective plus they actually go together so that’s fun for him at lunch time. 

  
I used these puzzle picks to make some mini fruit kabobs out of grapes and strawberries.

  
I also added some alpha letters to spell puzzle in his egg, my son loves it when I add words to his lunch!

  
And lastly for his Fruit Break he has a Slinky Apple, always a winner 😊 

I find making special lunches makes it easier for me because I get excited about what I’m going to pack instead of dreading it. It’s a creative outlet for me and it has really helped my son to love his healthy food. 

– Mel