Some people may not understand it but I truly enjoy making and eating cute food. So of course, I made some new Fall/Autumn themed lunches. This collection includes quinoa, sandwich, quesadilla, vegetable potato salad, pizza, onigiri, tortilla chips, and rice lunch ideas.
I made this delicious meal for myself. I used a mini acorn cookie cutter as my stencil for the paprika.
Left Side: Cooked quinoa with shredded white Cheddar cheese, acorn stencils with hot paprika
Top Right: Snow peas with leaf pick made from a sticker and toothpick
Bottom Right: Squirrel shaped melon
This is one of my favorite leaf themed meals. I get so much pleasure from making things with my hands. Cutting out the oak leaf shapes from potato and bell pepper was relaxing and memorable. This lunch was previously published here.
I made this simple owl themed lunch for my husband.
Left Side: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich on wheat bread with white and orange Cheddar cheese details, pupils drawn with food safe marker, ears are made from the crust.
Top Right: Cashews
Bottom Right: Raspberries
I made these leaf pizzas as a planned lunch on a night that I made pizza for dinner.
Left Side: Fall leaf shaped pizza with red and yellow bell pepper
Top Right: Colby-Jack cheese leaf cut-outs
Bottom Right: Apple leaf cut-outs with cinnamon
I love the shape of the Ginkgo leaf and longtime readers know that I enjoy making lunches with quesadillas. This Ginkgo shaped quesadilla lunch was previously published here.
I wanted to make some leaf onigiri so made this for myself for dinner. It was delicious!
Left Side: Zucchini sauteed in water with Knorr Homestyle Vegetable Stock, leaf onigiri made with cooked Nishiki rice and cookie cutters, cinnamon is on the left leaf, hot paprika is on the right leaf
Top Right: Cashews
Bottom Right: Plain Greek yogurt with cinnamon
This lunch was an experiment. I used shredded carrot mixed with hot Nishiki rice to form this maple leaf. I did not love the carrot rice but I also don’t like to drink carrot juice. If you love carrots, you may enjoy carrots with rice. Red lettuce made a striking background. It was previously published here.
These open-faced cream cheese and cinnamon oak leaf sandwiches were made from Naan bread.
Left Side: Cream cheese and cinnamon on Naan bread
Top Right: Applesauce
Bottom Right: Tomato, feta, paprika
I made this leaf sandwich for the daughter of a friend. It was previously published here.
Another simple quinoa lunch with a leaf stencil.
Left Side: Quinoa with melted Cheddar cheese, leaf cookie cutter used as stencil with hot paprika
Top Right: Blueberries
Bottom Right: Cherry tomatoes
These leaf shaped tortilla chips and salsa made a wonderful lunch on a sunny fall day. It was previously published here.
My niece made this squirrel in a tree lunch it was previously published here.
I am not thrilled with this falling leaves lunch but decided to include it anyway. I used cinnamon in the cream cheese instead of using dye but it does not stand out much from the color of the rice.
Container: ECO Lunchboxes
Main Container: Cooked rice, broccoli stalk, cinnamon cream cheese, cooked beets
Round Container: Cashews
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