Instrumental Lunch

Instrument Lunch

I made this lunch for my companion. I have made more non-themed meals for him than cute ones but he is happy anytime I pack a lunch for him.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Instrument – cheddar quesadilla (cut with a cookie cutter after cooking), sour cream and salsa in Mini Dippers

Top Right: Apples with instrument cut out (cookie cutter), cinnamon sugar

Bottom Right: Black Bean Lentil Salad with Cumin-Lime Dressing – I put in less lentils since my companion was not sure about lentils, I also did not use cilantro because he does not like it

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Tooth Themed Lunch

tooth themed lunch

Today is National Toothache Day. Toothaches are horrible and not something to celebrate but it is a good reminder to take care of your teeth. I ate this lunch at work. The sides were in silicone cups for easy removal before heating the rest of the meal in the microwave.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Tooth – cheddar mashed potatoes cooled then shaped with a cookie cutter, sauteed zucchini and tomato with vegetable boullion.

Top Right: Pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

Bottom Right: Grapefruit

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3 Valentine Animal Lunches

Mashed Potato Valentine Giraffe Lunch

This year to celebrate February and Valentine’s Day, I have 3 Heart and Animal themed lunches. They feature mashed potatoes, rice, and quesadillas. This first lunch is a cheddar mashed potato giraffe with heart shaped markings. I made it for my companion.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Giraffe – cheddar mashed potatoes cooled then shaped with a cookie cutter, carrot hearts (cut with a mini cutter), spinach and oak leaf lettuce details, zucchini and tomatoes sauteed with a little vegetable bullion

Top Right: Heart Shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

Bottom Right: Pink grapefruit

Rice Valentine Bear Lunch

I made this cute Bear holding a paper Valentine chain for myself. This cheerful bear was an awesome packed lunch.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Bear – Hot cooked Nishiki rice pressed in a cookie cutter with plastic wrap, spinach and oak leaf lettuce details, heart carrots (cut with mini cutter), black beans and corn mixed with a little salsa

Top Right: Cashews

Bottom Right: Cherry tomatoes

Dino Valentine Lunch

Who can say no to a dinosaur quesadilla? My companion ate this meal. He also ate the small round quesadillas scraps with the dinosaur cut out.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top: Dinosaur – quesadilla with cheddar

Bottom Left: Raspberries

Bottom Right: Red bell pepper and cucumber hearts (cut with heart cookie cutter)

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Groundhog Day Lunch

Groundhog Day Lunch 2018

I enjoy making groundhog themed lunches. But when I showed a photo of this one to friends only my companion could guess (on the second try what it was), my other friends gave up after several guesses. If I somehow added a shadow maybe it would be more recognizable.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Groundhog (Hot cooked Nishiki rice pressed into a cookie cutter with plastic wrap, carefully remove cookie cutter, spinach and oak leaf lettuce details), black beans, salsa, corn

Top Right: Cashews

Bottom Right: Cherry tomatoes

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Tornado Bento Lunches

tornadeo lunch with bugles

These tornado lunches are similar to the hurricane lunches I shared previously. I was satisfied with the taste but not the look so tried them again on a different day.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Cold peanut noodles with peanuts (in a tornado shaped cookie cutter), diced cucumber

Top Right: Carrot noodles

Bottom Right: Cherries

Round Container: Bugles

tornado lunch with broccoli

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Cold peanut noodles (in a tornado shaped cookie cutter), broccoli

Top Right: Pistachios

Bottom Right: Sliced strawberries

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Hurricane Bento Lunches

Hurricane lunch with blackberries

Awhile ago I ended up making two different versions of hurricane themed lunches (on two different days) since I was not satisfied with the first one. I considered making a third one combining my favorite elements from each lunch. Instead I am sharing both. Maybe in the future I will revisit this theme. These were healthy and delicious lunches.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Cold peanut noodles (in a hurricane shaped cookie cutter), blackberries

Top Right: Sliced strawberries

Bottom Right: Broccoli

Hurricane lunch with veg noodles.jpg

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Cold peanut noodles with peanuts on top (in a hurricane shaped cookie cutter), diced cucumber

Top Right: Carrot noodles

Bottom Right: Cherries

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Trees in the Snowy Woods Dinner

Trees in Snowy Woods Dinner Table

A few days before Christmas, I hosted this easy meal for my friend, her husband, her two daughters (12 & 9), my parents, and myself. It was a fun evening! I put Reese’s White Chocolate Trees at each place.

Menu

  • Tree shaped rolled biscuits (cut with cookie cutter), snowflake shaped butter
  • Snowy Trees Salad – daikon radish trees (cut with cookie cutter, lettuce, cherry tomatoes – served with homemade vinaigrette or ranch dressing
  • Angel hair pasta with butter, broccoli, and Parmesan cheese
  • Tree shaped frosted sugar cookies

Tree rolls with snowflake shaped butter

tree salad

Trees in Snowy Woods Dinner Plate

tree cookies

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