So i've been quietly posting lunch box pictures to Instagram this week, yesterday I put one on Facebook and I got a little playful slack for it.
Come on Moms! There isn't anything wrong with a little Lunch-Time Creativity! And lets be honest … I am awake a good portion of the night tending to a newborn that doesn't sleep … I need something to keep my mind occupied. So I research and invent fun lunch ideas. Emmett loves it and it gives me a creative outlet … it's a win, win!
(Disclaimer: I never have claimed not to be crazy).
I have to say, my creations have improved as the week went on.
See above …
Cheese Sticks, Yogurt-covered Raisins, a Clementine Orange and my favorite … a piece of Cinnamon-swirl bread, topped with cream cheese (with a hint of blue food coloring) with Goldfish Crackers swimming on top!
After seeing that lunch, Brad got a little jealous that he wasn't getting fancy lunches too. (Apparently he forgot that I made an entire Lasagna on Monday and packed it in to-go containers for his lunch). So I have been making him a special breakfasts too. (Clearly, I need to get back to work soon.)
This lunch was super easy … a make-at-home Lunchable with crackers, cheese, salami. We added fruit and a yogurt.
This lunch had a Halloween theme … Spider Sandwich, Vanilla Yogurt with Graveside Sprinkles and Vampire Fangs! Just a little lemon juice on the apple (or buy the pre-cut ones full of preservatives) and hold together with carmel and marshmallows. A Halloween Oreo topped it off, I was so excited to see these for sale at Target this week!
Today's lunch is a Cinnamon and Cream Cheese Sushi Roll. Emmett nibbled on this as I packed his lunch this morning and loved it … so easy. It is best to prep it the day before - take a piece of bread and remove the crust. Then flatten it with a rolling pin and add your toppings. Emmett doesn't like Peanut Butter but PB+J would be good too! Then roll it up and put it in the fridge overnight. The next morning, cut it up. (It cuts better cold.) We added Kiwi + Raspberries and some peas (topped with Annie's Bunnies and a few sprinkles to give it some color).
Part of the fun is the containers. I have been on a container binge this week, I have found fun containers at Target and HomeGoods.
See … making lunch is easy. And super fun. :)
Send me ideas to try! I am gathering ideas here, check out my board: