The girls in my life enjoy butterfly themed lunches. But I think that any gender can enjoy a butterfly themed meal. For most of these lunches I used butterfly cookie cutters. As long time readers know, I have a large cookie cutter collection and it keeps on growing. Here are 12 butterfly themed lunches that I made. Included at the end of this post are links to 10 more awesome butterfly lunches made by my bento friends.
I made this for my 15 year old niece. She is always happy to have rice for lunch.
Left Side: Nishiki rice with cooked broccoli (I put the broccoli inside a cookie cuter, packed cooked rice around it, then removed the cookie cutter)
Top Right: Fruit yogurt with frozen butterflies (I used a silicone mold)
Bottom Right: Green grapes
I made this rice butterfly for my 15 year old niece. I packed fruit, vegetables, and nuts around it.
Container: ECO Lunchboxes
Contents: Nishiki rice butterfly with corn, peas, cheddar cheese, and carrot (I pressed hot rice into a cookie cutter with plastic wrap to protect my hands), strawberries, blackberries, asparagus, snow peas, Brazil nuts
My 15 year old niece also ate this berry rice with butterflies lunch. I made the berry rice by mixing a few frozen berries into hot cooked rice.
Top Left: Pistachios
Bottom Left: Watermelon butterfly (I used this cookie cutter)
Right Side: Berry rice (mix a few frozen berries into hot cooked rice), carrot and cucumber butterflies
I used Grands biscuits to make this easy butterfly pizza.
Left Side: Butterfly pizza with Grands biscuits (olive and spinach details)
Top Right: Cucumber butterflies
Bottom Right: Romaine lettuce salad with carrot butterflies
I made this salad with butterfly quesadilla for myself. It was a fun and tasty lunch.
Top Left: Raspberries
Bottom Left: Brazil Nuts
Right Side: Mixed lettuce and spinach salad with sunflower seeds, slivered almonds, and a butterfly cheese quesadilla (food safe marker details)
I made this butterfly rice salad for my niece a few years ago. It was previously published here.
I made this butterfly cheese and crackers lunch for my friends young daughter a few years ago. It was previously published here.
I actually prepared this butterfly girl lunch for myself. I was inspired by seeing a friend’s daughter wearing butterfly wings.
Left Side: Butterfly girl (snow peas, carrot, grape, tomato), Nature’s Earthly Choice Easy Quinoa Blends – Quinoa & Broccoli
Top Right: Almonds and cashews
Bottom Right: Plain Greek yogurt with peach butterfly garnish (additional peaches are under the yogurt)
My middle niece ate this butterfly macaroni and cheese lunch last year. It was previously published here.
I created this butterfly sandwich lunch for my friend’s 9 year old daughter.
Top Left: Butterfly cucumber (with flower picks)
Bottom Left: Blueberries
Right Side: Wegmans Fruit Twist, Butterfly peanut butter and jelly sandwich on wheat bread with cheese butterfly details and picks (antenna).
I made this mashed potato butterfly meal for my 15 year old niece. It was previously published here.
My friend’s 9 year old daughter enjoyed this butterfly bread meal.
Left Side: Homemade butterfly shaped bread with Colby-jack cheese butterflies.
Top Right: Raspberries with daisy and ladybug picks
Bottom Right: Raspberry Greek yogurt with raspberry garnish
I hope that you enjoyed seeing these. Here are some more butterfly lunch ideas from my bento friends:
Simple and Cute Butterfly Lunch by BentOnBetterLunches
Butterfly Salad Lunch by Blame it on the bento
Butterfly Applewiches by Becoming a Bentoholic
Butterfly Crackers with Ham and Cheese by Food for Harper
FunBites Butterflies by Biting the Hand that Feeds You
Flatbread Butterfly by Eats Amazing
Butterfly Sandwich with Butterfly Fruit Kabobs by Bentoriffic
Gluten-free, Soy-free, Dairy-free, and Nut-free Butterfly Sandwich Lunch by Chaos and Confections
3D Butterfly Cut Outs by Little Miss Bento
Cat in Garden Bento with Purple Potato Butterfly by Beneficial Bento