When the seasons change, I get really excited to pack my kids lunches. Why? Because a new season means fun new ways to make Bento Box lunches. Or in momspeak, to get them to eat a new variety of fruits and veggies.
My middle son is a picky eater. He won’t even touch a turkey and cheese sandwich! Unless, of course, it looks like this:
This turkey is complete with turkey and cheese innards, apple slice feathers, cheese nose, and carrot feet. I used icing for eyes, which he loved. TIP: If you don’t have a round biscuit cutter, just use a plastic cup.
For the other side, you can use whatever other foods you like. Sometimes I’ll add some mini pumpkin muffins or like today, homemade applesauce with sprinkles.
My older son likes a more mature looking lunch, since he’s a big second grader and all. But even big boys like a little fun, so his lunchbox has been looking a little like this lately:
The lunch above includes tomatoes (with a balloon shaped pick), apple slices, mini muffins and a turkey and cheese sandwich with cheese leaf and sprinkles on top.
The best part about a Bento Box lunch is that your child gets a little of all four food groups and because it looks so fun, the little turkeys usually gobble up every bite!
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