I made this lunch for my 13 year old nephew. He loves fruit and chocolate chip pancakes!
Left Side: Dog – chocolate chip pancakes cut with cookie cutter, green grapes
Top Right: Dog bone cinnamon tortilla chips – cut flour tortillas with cookie cutter, brush the cut tortilla chips with olive oil and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Put tortilla shapes on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 8 minutes (bake until lightly browned and crisp).
Bottom Right: Raspberries
This was a simple meal I made for myself using a tulip rice mold.
Container: U Konserve
Left Side: Cat – Nishiki rice shaped with a rice mold, carrot and spinach details, black beans and salsa
Right Side: White carrots, blueberries
I love space! So it is surprising to me that in the 6 years since having this blog, I have only created 10 space, alien, and planet themed lunches. In contrast I have made over 20 sheep / lamb themed lunches.
Left Side: Rocket – cheddar mashed potatoes cooled then shaped with a cookie cutter, cheddar cheese, black beans and salsa
Top Right: Moon – cheddar cheese, blackberries
Bottom Right: Sweet and Salty Chex Mix
Often my best themed lunches are ones I make for other people. I wanted some inspiration so I arranged to make lunch for a co-worker. She wanted the theme and food to be a surprise. I picked elephants since it is the theme of her daughter’s nursery and salad because she often buys salads for lunch. She loved it!
Container: Cloud box from Japan (set of 3)
Large Box: Elephants – dill Havarti cheese cut with a cookie cutter, romaine, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper
Medium Box: Elephants – cut flour tortillas with cookie cutter, brush the cut tortilla chips with olive oil and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Put shapes on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 8 minutes (bake until lightly browned and crisp), red box – shelled pistachio nuts, blue box – oil and vinegar (for the salad)
Small Box: Elephants – apple (cut with cookie cutter), plain Greek yogurt with honey drizzled on the bottom
I made this fun camel themed lunch for my companion to take to work. Cookie cutters made this cute meal quick to make. I put the sides in silicone cups for easy removal before heating the rest of the meal in a microwave.
Left Side: Camel – Cheddar mashed potatoes cooled then shaped using a camel cookie cutter, peas
Top Right: Pistachios
Bottom Right: Camel – apple (cut with cookie cutter), plain Greek yogurt with cinnamon
I made this meal for my companion to take to work. I enjoy making food for the people in my life. This looks a little strange but it was for Halloween and I am told that it tasted great.
Left Side: Pumpkins – roasted butternut squash, Bats – roasted blue potatoes cut with mini cookie cutters – put aluminum foil on a baking sheet, coat butternut squash and pumpkin shapes with olive oil and roast 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until tender. Saute a diced onion and add it to the squash and potatoes after roasting.
Top Right: Skull shaped hard boiled egg
Bottom Right: Ghost cinnamon tortilla chips – cut flour tortillas with cookie cutter, brush the cut tortilla chips with olive oil and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Put tortilla ghosts on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 8 minutes (bake until lightly browned and crisp).
Above the Box: Mini Dippers with diced strawberries (to serve with the ghost tortilla chips)
My 19 year old niece and I enjoyed these fall themed lunches.
Container: Book Bento Box
Contents: Leaf pasta with a little butter, Squirrel – press cooked hot Nishiki rice (or short grained sticky rice) into a cookie cutter using plastic wrap then carefully remove rice from cookie cutter, broil shredded cheddar cheese on top, almond, salad with lettuce, sugar snap peas, radish and carrot cut with mini leaf cutters
Top Left: Cherry tomato, tree pick, snow peas
Bottom Left: Peanuts
Right Side: Leaf pasta with basil, butter, and cheddar cheese