Roundup of Lunches packed in the Go Green from Thursday – Tuesday:
Roundup of Lunches packed in the Go Green from Thursday – Tuesday:
Today’s Lunches are both packed in the Go Green Lunchbox, for my Kinder son I’ve made a Bear Hunt theme because they’ve been discussing this at kinder and he was reciting the story as he fell asleep do I thought it was only fitting to bring that into his Lunchbox:
For my Grade 1 boy I’ve packed a Farm Animal theme:
Go Green has been the lunchbox choice this week and I’ve enjoyed working with it packing larger things which I’m usually restricted to fit in our other lunchboxes.
Here are the rest of my Grade 1 boys lunches from this week:
Happy Dr. Seuss day! March 2nd is the birthday of a man who is regarded very highly in our household from my own childhood and in my children’s.
I have many fond memories of learning to read with Suess’ amazing quirky stories and many more of reading them again to my own kids. There is just something about all the quirkiness and fun that draws everybody in and I haven’t met anyone that doesn’t adore his stories. My kids are lucky, they have “The Cat in the Hat” and “The Lorax” on DVD as well as many well loved stories in our home. What better way to celebrate than by including their favourite stories in their lunchboxes today!
First up is my Kindergarten Boys lunch. Packed in his Kmart lunchbox (I really love this box for kinder) he has “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green eggs and Ham” theme:
I started with a vegemite cat sandwich using a cute z cute animal palz cutter, a Hat carved apple, a cheese stick with cat in the hat drawn on the packet, a fruit and veggie yoghurt, Green eggs (I opted for filling them with peas because my kids won’t eat green devilled egg) ham rolls, a blueberry and strawberry Thing 1 and some kiwiberries that have just come into season.
My Grade 1 Boy has his favourite “The Lorax” and “Green eggs and ham” plus “Cat in the Hat”.
Packed in his planetbox is Ham and Pretzel Truffula Trees, yoghurt covered apricot green eggs made with a foodoodler spot, broccoli trees, carrot flowers, cat in the hat cheese stick, green eggs, baby corn and coco2 Lorax sandwich with Gouda cheese moustache (I find Gouda great for not breaking)
Plus we will share some Seuss favorite stories tonight.
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 🎄
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.
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!
Today’s Turtle lunch for my Prep Boy is packed in the Yumbox Panino.
A lot of our boxes and lunches are green and there’s a good reason for it, it’s my sons favorite colour! If you have any experience with children with Autism you would know exactly how fanatical they can be about things. For us it’s everything being his favorite colour or character (Thomas) among a million other things but this one is easy for me to accommodate. Luckily most lunchboxes come in green and so much healthy food is green! Broccoli and peas are two of his favorite foods. Anyway I just thought some of you might be wondering why everything is always so green 😊 back to the lunch!
For this half of his lunch he has blueberry, banana and apple yoghurt with grapes on top, peas and a boiled egg with foodoodler shell and alpha picks.
And finished off with an adorable tiny apple for fruit break.
This lunch didn’t take very long to make, less than 15 mins. For those people who continually ask “Who has time for that?” I DO! I make the time, it really is only a little extra when you consider it still takes time to make lunch anyway and I don’t get to be with my son at school so this is a way of sending something that he will be excited for, gets him eating healthy food easily because it’s fun, he doesn’t get jealous of the kids with fun packet food anymore because his lunch is much more fun to him now.
I make these lunches at night after the kids are in bed and I LOVE IT! I can’t tell you how much I enjoy making my kids lunch but you can see by the effort I put in it really does bring me joy knowing that smile he has when he sees his lunch.
Don’t let anyone make you feel less or like you are trying to outdo anyone if you put extra effort into your kids lunches, and if you don’t make lunches like this don’t feel attacked when people do! We are all just trying to get our kids to be healthy and doing what we do. For this artist mama I don’t get time to paint or draw or create like I did before kids so this is me getting out some creativity while my kids reap the benefits of that. Making lunches is no longer a monotonous thing for me and I think that is awesome considering how many lunches we will make for our kids in their schooling years! Come on mamas we need to support and encourage each other, not question why someone does something a certain way. It may not be the norm for you but it’s the norm for me and if I can inspire even just one other person to get their kids eating healthier, that is winning.
Support and love to you all whether you make bento lunches or not, you are doing a great job!
It’s the last school week before Halloween! That means 5 more Halloween Lunches. I’ve started the week with a witch theme.
Today’s lunch is packed in the Boon Cargo. I love how the sandwich is central and everything else surrounds. At the sides he has a boiled egg with alpha letters, babybel cheese with a “W” for Witch, apple slices and grapes.
His sandwich has a plastic cupcake topper and cat pick with foodoodler cauldron drawn on. Behind the sandwich are star biscuits I made yesterday.
Up the top of the lunchbox he has peas, witches broom made from a twiggy stick and ham with a wrap band to secure it, carrot stars and another lunchbox note from these Free Halloween Joke Printables at artsyfartsymama.
Today’s lunch is packed in the yumbox panino. I find it easier to work with than the original yumbox. I went with my sons favorite thing ever…Thomas the Tank.
The peas were a huge hit yesterday and he requested them again today. I used the Thomas boiled egg shaper on his egg, it is probably the best egg mould I’ve used the shape always turns out. Train picks in his grapes and a “T” in his babybel.
A Thomas theme is a little hard so I used a Train sandwich cutter, added alpha letters and some Thomas baran.
Plus a Banana for fruit break with a little message of course (he loves them) and it was done!
Friday fun: Paw Patrol! Today’s lunch is packed in the Boon Cargo.
Mr. Prep has: Marshall sandwich, Cheese Bones, strawberry and grape mini kabobs, carrot bones, boiled egg and sultanas in the mini tub.
I’ve been wanting to do a lion lunch for my son for a while now, and today was finally the day!
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