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