Easter Lunch

Today’s lunch is packed in the Planetbox, It’s almost Easter time so I thought my son would enjoy an Easter Bunny themed lunch before the holidays start this week: 

I went with a bunny and chick theme, both of which were easy to make but very cute. 

I started with the sandwich which I cut some circles for the head, a smaller circle for the mouth and long strips folded in half for the ears: 

  
I made another bunny, this one from a babybel cheese and carrot: 

  
For the Chick egg I hard boiled a egg, sliced a zig zag around and carefully peeled off the top to reveal the yolk, foodoodler dots for eyes and carrot for beak. 

  
Happy Easter! 

– Mel

Latest Planetbox Lunches

 

Boiled Egg, Sugar Snap Peas, raspberries, salami sticks, grapes, flower carrots, coco2 caterpillar sandwich with foodoodler accent

  

Peas, Carrot, Apple Slices, Raspberries, Rice Crackers, Coco2 Sandwich with 2 by 2 Animal Picks and Salami Sticks

  

Baby Carrots, Apple, Bagel Crisps, Cheddar Babybel, Roast Chicken, Peas, Strawberries and Blackberries

  

Peas, Baby Carrots, Banana, OJ Gelatin Gummy, Raspberries, Strawberries and Hawaiian Pizza Bun

  

Peas, Raspberries, Banana, Cheddar Babybel, Baby Carrots, Grapes and coco2 Robot Sandwich

  

Peas, Carrot, Inside out Cheese Sandwiches, Salami Stick, Strawberries, Banana, Apple Slices.

  

Raspberries, Pretzel Sticks, Roast Chicken, Baby Corn, Apricot Yoghurt Balls, Baby Carrots, Grapes, Coco2 Web Sandwich with Grape Spider and Spiderman Babybel

 

Grade 1 First 3 Lunches

It was a short week for the first week back in grade 1 for my boy. Big adjustments after the holidays so I just did some simple lunches without many picks to ease him back in. 

Wednesday:

  
Peas, corn cob, babybel cheddar, apple slices, boiled eggs, dried apricots and roast chicken spinach wraps.

Thursday:

  
Roast chicken mountain bread wraps, corn cob, apple slices, peas, boiled eggs, bagel crisps and watermelon.

Friday:

  
Peas, corn cob, apple slices, sultanas, coco2 wholemeal sandwich, grapes, cheese sticks wrapped in salaam and watermelon.

If your kids returned to school this week I hope it went well. 

– Mel

Last School Lunches for 2015

Our first school year has come to an end! I didn’t realise just how busy things get with a little one at school and preparing another for kinder next year. I’m pretty glad it’s holidays now and we can start watching Christmas movies, doing Christmas crafts and baking and of course driving around finding all the Christmas lights πŸŽ„ 

Without further ado here are the last lunchboxes of the school year:

   
Thursday Lunch: gingerbread silicone cup with shredded chicken, popcorn, apricot coconut ball, apple slices, pineapple and strawberry kabob, mini cacao and date balls, yoghurt covered sultanas, twiggy stick, babybel cheese and peas.

 
Friday Lunch: RUDOLPH! My favorite of the Christmas lunches. Rudolph sandwich and boiled egg, apple, peas, apple biscuit, yoghurt covered sultanas, grapes and strawberries and apple and cherry fruit leather in the reindeer rings.

   
Monday Lunch: coco2 candy cane sandwiches, cheese stars, strawberries, peas, bagel crisps, salami stick, boiled egg, grapes and watermelon balls.

 
Tuesday Lunch: leftover butter chicken, apple slices, cacao and raspberry popcorn, apple biscuit, peas, bagel crisps, watermelon and grapes.

   
Wednesday Lunch: my second favourite Christmas lunch. Coco2 Christmas tree sandwich, mini gingerbread people, watermelon kabob, apple slices, carrot stars and strawberries.

 
Thursday Lunch: Last day of Prep Lunch! My sons graduation day lunch has apple slices, twiggy stick, peas, fruit leather squares, babybel cheese, strawberries and coco2 star sandwiches.

  
As it was graduation day we had a special Christmas class party farewell and were asked to bring a plate. My son had requested something healthy because some kids might want fun healthy food…he’s so sweet sometimes! I made up the watermelon Christmas trees by buying a whole watermelon and cutting into large discs then going along with a Christmas tree cookie cutter making the shapes. I think they turned out really cute and they were a hit because the kids gobbled them all up! 

Is your school year almost at an end? Do you have a platter to make? Hopefully I’ve given you some healthy ideas to work with. It doesn’t have to be difficult to be cute 😊 stay tuned for healthy fun food over the holidays!

– Mel

Week 8 & 9 Lunches

We’ve been super busy in the lead up to Christmas with heaps of appointments for my son so I haven’t had much chance to blog. 

Here is a lunch roundup of the past couple of weeks! 

Thursday  Lunch:  

Packed in the Planetbox: corn on cob, apple slinky, yoghurt covered sultanas, grapes, strawberries, carrot sticks, peas, babybel cheese, popcorn and chicken wraps.

Friday Lunch:

  
Peas, cheese stick, fruit leather, strawberries, apricot, cacao and date balls, popcorn and roast chicken.

Monday Lunch:

  
Spiderman theme planetbox: peas, strawberries, apple slices, grapes, cheese, boiled egg, silverside sandwich and sugar snap peas.

Tuesday Lunch:

  
First Christmas lunch of the year! Peas, cheese stars, green and red apple slices, yoghurt covered sultanas, carrot stars, grapes and coco2 sandwich.

Wednesday Lunch:

  
Second Christmas Lunch: apple slices, cherry and apple fruit leather, blackberries, yoghurt covered goji berries, corn on cob, twiggy stick, babybel cheese and coco2 Christmas tree sandwiches plus a baby banana. 

How are you going in the lead up to Christmas? School is almost finished here, the end is in sight!

– Mel

Tuesday Planetbox Lunch

Today’s lunch is a quick one, some no sandwich inspiration for you in the planetbox!

  

For my sons main today he has roast chicken in the Big Dipper and peas in the square compartment. 

  
One of his favourite things is carrot shaped carrots so I added some of those and some grapes. 

  
Plus corn on the cob, apple and cherry fruit leather, yoghurt covered sultanas, small Granny Smith apple and some strawberries.

You can tell it’s getting to the end of the year, I thought today was Wednesday! My kids are getting so excited for Christmas and the end of school. Are you prepared? We’ve only just started getting organised but it feels better to have started. 

– Mel

Monday Planetbox Lunch

There’s only 3 weeks of school left now, the countdown to Christmas Holidays is on! The weather has turned already and the days are getting hotter so I’ve packed a nice cold lunch for a hot day in the Planetbox.

  
One of my sons favorite Hot weather foods is watermelon and he always eats it all when I pack it. He also has peas, grapes and strawberries in this half of Lunch: 

  
The other half of lunch has chicken and carrot pinwheel Barley Wraps, cheese stick, cacao and date mini balls, passion fruit and mango leather and corn on the cob: 

  
Happy Monday Everyone!

– Mel

Friday Fun Planetbox

It’s the end of the week, yay! It’s been a rough one here so I’m glad there’s no school tomorrow. 

Friday’s Lunch is packed in the Planetbox, today is usually the hardest day for my son at school. He’s very worn out from the week so I decided to make a snack type lunch for him that’s easy to eat and small portions for when his attention is elsewhere. 

  
The first half of lunch is a boiled egg, carrot stars, watermelon balls and grapes. 

  

The second half of lunch is trio cheese stars, apple slices, Cacao and Date mini balls, twiggy stick and corn on the cob. 

  
The planetbox pods are so fun to work with and make all of his lunch “not touching” so it fits master Preps food requirements! We hope you have a happy weekend. 

– Mel

Space Planetbox Lunch

Themed lunches entice my son much more and yesterday was a success so I’ll get back into it! We received our order from Biome yesterday which had the planetbox pods and two more magnet sets: Dinosaur and Rockets. When we purchased the planetbox the store didn’t have these Magnet sets in or the pods, so I quickly went online and grabbed them, they are a great addition to the Planetbox. 

  
I decided to use the Rocket magnets and do a Space theme. 

  

I picked up the moon silicone cup from a 2.80 Japanese store on the weekend and thought it would be perfect for a space lunch. The planetbox also fits my favourite star long picks along the back compartment, they don’t fit in many of our other lunchboxes. I used those for Grape Kabobs, sliced chicken breast Rollups, carrot stars, and cacao and date mini balls.

  
The other half of lunch has Trio Cheese Stars in pod, Polkadot Corn Cob, cucumber in the mini pod and a small apple. 

  
My son is very excited for this one, he loves space and he loves his Planetbox! 

– Mel

Batman Planetbox Lunch

Today’s lunch is packed in the Planetbox. I went with a Batman theme to try and encourage my son to eat as the plainer lunches weren’t working as well as I’d hoped. Fussy periods in my child’s eating become very frustrating because when he doesn’t eat well his behaviour can worsen and he finds it hard to concentrate. Back to themed lunch to hopefully entice him to gobble it all up and have a good day at school! 

  
Today’s Batman Lunch has yoghurt coved sultanas in the mini dipper, salami stick, roast chicken slices with cheese “Batman”, dried apricot treat, bat carrots, peas, black grapes, polkadot corn on cob, slinky apple and popcorn. There’s a little bit of all his favourite things and all current foods he will eat so I’m really hoping this one comes home empty. 

  
I used the Lego Batman Magnet Set from Max & Otis that I purchased and made yesterday. I finished this set with a clear sealer spray and it worked much better than the Modpodge, they came up perfect. 

– Mel