My daughter is still enjoying letter-themed lunches, so for the week her class focused on the letter B, we planned bear, bunny, boat, bus, and ballerina lunches.
Wednesday’s lunch included carrots, celery, red pepper slices, strawberries, grapes, boat-shaped peanut butter sandwiches, yogurt covered pretzels, a piece of cheese stamped with “boat”, and a few pieces of fish-shaped candy in the little green container.
Snack that day was simple. It held popcorn, almonds, and a mini chocolate chip muffin.
Since I had the boat cutter and stamp out, I decided to use it for her dad’s lunch that day too. His lunch was packed in our Planetbox. He had carrots, a sweet yellow pepper, celery, grapes, strawberries, Cheez-its, the same fish-shaped candy, and chicken salad in the little dipper container. I stamped the bread for his sandwich; it read “Rock the Boat” which is a little game he plays with our kids.
I also used a sandwich cutter/stamp for the bus-themed lunch. She had bus-shaped cheese, a little bus sandwich, Cheez-Its, and almonds along with pepper rings on a bus pick with apple slices, grapes, sugar snap peas, carrots, and celery. I also used picks to spell “bus”.
For the last lunch of the week, I used the new pink Lego box again. My daughter had cucumber slices, carrots, apple slices, grapes, yogurt covered pretzels, Cheez-Its, cheddar cheese cubes, and turkey slices. I had a couple of ballerina picks from a cupcake set and made a couple more by cutting the wings off of two from a fairy set.
Looking back at these lunches altogether, I notice that I packed a lot of the same foods repeatedly. I try to avoid that usually, especially in terms of the types of crackers and pretzels. But, the boxes kept coming home mostly empty that week. So, I kept packing was she seemed to be eating.