Pretzel Lunch

Pretzel Shaped Lunch

My husband loves it when I make soft pretzels. It was the perfect excuse to use my new pretzel stamp cookie cutter.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Homemade soft pretzel, Cheddar cheese sticks

Top Right: Yellow mustard (in Mini Dippers), I put on the lid after taking the photo

Bottom Right: Cantaloupe

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Scorpio Bento Lunch

Scorpio zodiac bento lunch

Next in my monthly series of Zodiac symbol lunches, here is Scorpio.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Freezer waffles toasted, Cheddar cheese, food marker details

Top Right: Tomato, basil

Bottom Right: Blueberries

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Birthday Cake Rice for Lunch

Birthday Cake Rice Lunch

Yesterday was my niece’s birthday – she turned 17, so I made this birthday cake rice bento lunch for her. I think that the vegetables around the rice look like confetti.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Birthday cake – cooked Nishiki rice packed in a round cookie cutter by pushing down with plastic wrap (then remove cutter), spinach details (used a small round cookie cutter and cut each piece in half), sauteed mini sweet pepper rings and zucchini in vegetable broth

Top Right: Kiwi

Bottom Right: Homemade trail mix – Rice Chex cereal, dark chocolate M&M’s, dried blueberries, almonds, walnuts, mini pretzels

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6 Halloween Lunches

6 Halloween Lunches Collage

Holidays and celebrations are my favorite reasons to make themed food. This year I have 6 new lunches for Halloween. See the end of this post for Halloween lunches I made other years.

Bat themed food

I made this lunch for my husband. The sandwich was made with a Treat Inside bat cookie cutter set. I used this CuteZCute Animal Palz set to make the bat shaped egg.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top: Bat – peanut butter sandwich on wheat bread, chocolate sprinkles, Garden Veggie Chips Ghosts & Bats (I only used the bats in this lunch)

Bottom Left: Raspberries

Bottom Right: Bat – hard boiled egg shaped with this

Halloween Themed Lunch

This lunch was another one I made for myself. I love the combination of grains and cheese; fresh fruit and vegetables rounded out this healthy meal.

Container: LunchBots Trio

Top Left: Red grapes

Top Right: Boo – Cheddar cheese pushed into a stamp cookie cutter, Trader Joe’s Quinoa blend

Bottom: Cucumbers, black olives

Ghost Taco Salad

I am not sure how obvious this is but this is supposed to be a ghost taco salad. I was worried about my lettuce getting soggy – it was not crisp but it was edible and I would do this again. It was a satisfying lunch.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Ghost – Mexican cheese blend shaped with a ghost cookie cutter, taco salad – lettuce, black beans, salsa

Top Right: Pumpkins – cantaloupe cut with a cookie cutter

Bottom Right: Tostitos Scoops

Pumpkin Shaped Scrambled Eggs

My 13 year old niece designed this for herself and we made it together. If you look closely you can see the mushroom face on the scrambled eggs jack-o-lantern.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Jack-o-lantern – scrambled eggs, mushroom face, mushrooms sauteed in butter

Top Right: Mini cucumber slices

Bottom Right: Strawberries dipped in orange candy melts with chocolate details

Pumpkin Onigiri Lunch

I tried using pumpkin powder for the first time. It added a little color to my rice jack-o-lantern but only a mild taste. I think this bento would look better with orange Cheddar cheese next to the blackberries but it was a spur of the moment meal with ingredients I had in the house.

Container: LunchBots Trio

Top Left: Jack-o-lantern Onigiri (rice ball) – cooked Nishiki rice, I added some pumpkin powder after the rice was cooked, spinach details, leaf pick, lettuce

Top Right: Cucumbers, cherry tomatoes

Bottom: Blackberries, Cheddar cheese

witch stamped sandwich lunch

I made these happy witches with pumpernickel bread I had in the house and a stamp cookie cutter.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Witches – Pumpernickel bread cream cheese sandwiches, snow peas

Top Right: Moon and stars – Cheddar cheese, black beans, salsa

Bottom Right: Apple slices (treated the exposed sides with a dip in water and lemon juice)

Other Halloween lunches I have made:

10 Halloween Lunches

Spider Themed Halloween Lunch

Domino Halloween Costume Lunch

Spider, Boo, Eek Halloween Lunch

Jack-o-lantern Pizza Lunch with Cherry Tomato & Olive jack-o-lanterns

Pumpkin Patch Lunch

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Pumpkin Muffins for Lunch

Pumpkin Muffin Lunch

I found these cute pumpkin chocolates from Trader Joe’s and decided that I need to make a pumpkin lunch. It had been a long time since I made these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Streusel Muffins and they made a perfect lunch for my husband. He loved it!

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Cauliflower and carrots

Bottom Left: Trader Joe’s Assorted Belgian Chocolate Pumpkins

Right Side: Pumpkin Streusel Muffins with Cream Cheese inside

Above the Box: Yogurt

Not Pictured: Cheddar cheese sticks

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Octopus Bread for Lunch

Octopus Bread Lunch

As part of my never-ending quest to make character shaped bread, I made this cute Octopus lunch for my nephew. I never get complaints when I make bread and cheese meals for them.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Strawberries

Bottom Left: Black olives (stand in for octopus ink)

Right Side: Octopus shaped homemade bread with food marker details, Cheddar cheese sticks, fish shaped carrots (cookie cutter)

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4 Simple Lunches

4 Simple Lunches

Here are 4 easy lunches: tortellini kebabs, spinach quesadilla, pretzel bagel sandwich, bistro snacks, all packed in EasyLunchBoxes.

Tortellini kebobs for lunch

I made this simple but fun lunch from party leftovers.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Strawberries

Bottom Left: Peanuts

Right Side: Kebabs – cheese tortellini, cherry tomatoes, black olives, and fresh mozzarella balls

Spinach Quesadilla lunch

I packed this lunch for myself on a day I was out and about with my nephews. It was a nice change from my usual cheese quesadilla.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Pistachios

Bottom Left: Green Grapes

Right Side: Spinach Quesadilla (I did not use whole wheat tortillas) with Salsa in Mini Dippers

Pretzel Bagel Lunch

When I found this pretzel bagel at Wegmans I knew that I had to feature it in a lunch. This simple lunch was satisfying and delicious.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Cherry tomatoes

Bottom Left: Pistachos

Right Side: Pretzel bagel sandwich with Dijon mustard and Cheddar cheese

Snack Lunch with Yogurt

I made this bistro / snack type lunch for my husband.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Blackberries, sharp Cheddar cheese, cucumber slices, Keebler Town House crackers

Top Right: Pepperidge Farm Cheddar Goldfish crackers

Bottom Right: Cashew nuts

Above the Box: Yogurt

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