I am so excited about today’s post. A few days a week, my kids stay for lunch at school. The lunches I make are usually pretty boring. I try and get creative…sometimes I include funny little jokes and the odd time, I will add special treats. Christmas is a great time to make things extra special.
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Well, I’ve decided to kick things up a notch and make a Christmas themed lunch. It’s amazing how much fun you can have when you release your imagination. I know that you can find pre-made lunch packages at the grocery store but with some fresh fruit, veggies, cookie cutters, and your imagination and you can create something fun and healthy for the kids.
Christmas Themed Lunch for Kids
The first small container holds our favourite homemade cheese crackers freshly baked in the shape of Christmas trees and gingerbread men. Top off the crackers with a cute piece of Christmas tree and gingerbread person cheddar cheese slices. I used a small gingerbread person cookie cutter and a tree cookie cutter to make the shaped cheese. I used Christmas coloured muffin tin liners to keep the crackers and cheese separate.
The next container is home to silly Grinch treats. Use a toothpick to skewer together a grape (with 1/3 cut off to make a straight edge), a banana slice, and a strawberry “hat” to make these not-so-grouchy little Grinches.
For the snowman sandwich, I used a large circle cookie cutter and sliced snowy white bread (a special treat in our house). There is a circle of turkey sandwich meat and Havarti cheese inside the sandwich. I trimmed down a baby carrot for the nose. Push the chocolate chips into the bread for the eyes and his mouth. Again, I used the muffin tin liners to separate the red and green pepper sticks from the reindeer gingerbread cookies.
This Christmas lunch is a well rounded meal, that includes all the food groups – even the all important Christmas cookie food group. I’m sure that my daughters are going to be delightfully surprised when they open their lunch bags in the school lunchroom. It didn’t take any special equipment or special food to make an incredibly special Christmas bento-style lunch.
What Christmas character would you include in a Christmas themed lunch box?
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Theresa (Capri + 3) says
That is an adorable lunch! I am pinning this to my Fun Children’s Food Ideas board. Thanks for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday.