Tag Archives: Cookie Cutter

Polar Bear and Snowman Mashed Potato Lunches

I met my 18 year old niece for lunch and made these lunches for us. The polar bear was for me and the snowman for my niece. We had the same sides and main ingredient (Cheddar mashed potatoes) to make … Continue reading

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Transportation Themed Lunches

Transportation themed lunches are fun for anyone to eat and easy to make using cookie cutters. Hot air balloon waffle, car shaped rice, mashed potato train, apple canoes and airplane pizza are sure to put a smile on your loved … Continue reading

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Dinosaur and Turkey Lunches

Today I have 2 meals I made for my 12 year old nephew – dinosaur and turkey themed. In both cases he had other food to supplement. I enjoy making shaped bread and the people in my life enjoy eating … Continue reading

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Space Themed Pizza Lunches

I am interested in space and have a reasonably sized space themed cookie cutter collection. When viewing my collection I decided to make several space themed pizza lunches. My nephews helped me out by eating these meals. This is my … Continue reading

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Snowboarding on Lasagna Lunch

I made this lunch for my 14 year old nephew. He loves lasagna and snowboarding and he has no problem bringing themed food to school. This lunch was made to be reheated. When he heated it in the microwave at … Continue reading

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3 Themed Lunches

Today I have 3 very different themed lunches that I made for my nephews: Face muffins, Merman bread, and dogs and cats on a stick snack lunch. My nephew requested muffins for lunch, these are cranberry. I stuck some eye … Continue reading

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Chewie Cheese and Bread Lunch

I made this Star Wars themed lunch for my 12 year old nephew at his request. Bread and cheese is always a popular lunch. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: French bread, Cheddar cheese cut with imprint cookie cutter, white Cheddar cheese … Continue reading

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4 Woodland Animal Lunches

These are lunches that I made awhile ago and did not yet blog. In this set I have a deer quesadilla, moose and owl shaped rice, and a soft pretzel shaped as a turtle. I made this deer lunch a … Continue reading

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Chess Themed Food

Today I have four chess themed lunches that I made for my 14 year old nephew. The chess cookie cutters are from here. I have the smallest sized set. My nephew likes salsa rice and black beans and it was … Continue reading

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4 Halloween Lunches

This year I have 4 fun Halloween lunches to share. I made all of them for my husband. The first one is a candy corn themed mashed potato (the mashed potato cake is under the cheese). Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Lunch

I made this Harry Potter themed lunch at the request of my 7 year old nephew. I was happy to also eat lunch with him. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Harry Potter peanut butter and jelly sandwich on wheat bread, crust, … Continue reading

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Squirrel Pancakes for Lunch

I made this lunch for my pancake loving nephew. I find it easiest to make round pancakes first and then cut it with a cookie cutter. My nephew is happy to eat the scraps. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Mini Dippers … Continue reading

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Chocolate Candy Salsa Rice Lunch

Since I am always looking for new ways to serve salsa rice, I made this M&M themed lunch for my nephew. Please let me know if you have any ideas for other themed lunches with salsa rice. Container: LunchBots Trio … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Cone Themed Lunch

I made this lunch for my waffle loving nephew. I love finding new ways to include waffles in lunch. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Ice Cream Cones – waffles cut with an ice cream cone cookie cutter, bell pepper cut with … Continue reading

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2 Adirondack Themed Lunches

My nephew and I visited my parents at their Adirondacks lake house. I packed these easy lunches for our trip in case we had a late arrival. We arrived on time and ate our lunches on the front deck overlooking … Continue reading

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Olympics Soccer Themed Lunch

I love making themed food and my nephew likes soccer and bagels so this was the perfect lunch for him. I drew the Rio Olympics soccer pictogram using a plastic sandwich bag and cream cheese. My nephew was pleased with … Continue reading

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Jellyfish Rice Lunch

I made this as an easy meal my husband could heat up on a night he came home late from work. It could also be eaten for lunch. The sides are in silicone cups for easy removal before heating in … Continue reading

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16 Birthday Car Themed Bento Lunch

In my area when a person is 16 they can take a written test and once they pass it, they get a learners permit to drive. My nephew turned 16 today. He took and passed his written test and can … Continue reading

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Waffle Flags

Since I often make food for the same people and they have limited food they will eat, it sometimes takes a lot of creative thinking to come up with new ideas for my meals. My 11 year old nephew likes … Continue reading

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Music Pretzel Lunch

We are fans of homemade pretzels and I am always looking for new ways to serve them for lunch. I found this and used my normal pretzel recipe to make it. My 14 year old nephew ate this lunch. He … Continue reading

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Mashed Potato Fish Bento

I made this meal for my husband to eat as dinner on a night that he returned home very late from work. I put the sides in silicone cups for easy removal before he heated the rest in a microwave. … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Birthday Lunch

I made this lunch for a good friend to take to work for her birthday. I gave her a few choices of themes based on her interests. She said dinosaur or birthday. When I asked my Mom for ideas to … Continue reading

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Frog with Cap and Diploma Graduation Bento Lunch

This is the last lunch I made for my niece while she was in high school. I am emotional writing this. She is a talented and special young woman and I am honored to be her aunt. While I hope … Continue reading

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Cardinal Bento Lunch

I made this lunch for my 17 year old niece during her last days in high school. She enjoys eating salsa-rice and black beans so I incorporated them into this bird themed meal. Container: Book Bento Box Contents: Cardinal – … Continue reading

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Panda Mashed Potatoes Bento Lunch

Each day this week I will feature lunches I made for my niece during her last days in high school. She became my niece just after she graduated from kindergarten when I married her uncle. She will graduate on Saturday. … Continue reading

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Zucchini Pie and Cherry Pie for Lunch

My 17 year old niece and I were looking through posts of past lunches that I made for her. When she looked at this pie themed lunch from 2 years ago, she mentioned that it was delicious. I decided to … Continue reading

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Raccoon Themed Lunch

This simple lunch was made with a cookie cutter set, food coloring marker and a cupcake ring. It was healthy and fast to make but has a bit of whimsy. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Raccoon – orange Cheddar cheese, white … Continue reading

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Brown Bear Brown Bear Book Themed Lunch

Today I have a food version of the book, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle. I enjoyed working with food, color, and cookie cutters to create this snack type lunch. Container: … Continue reading

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Thy Friend Obadiah Book Seagull Themed Lunch

Today my lunch was inspired by “Thy Friend Obadiah” by Brinton Turkle. It was a 1970 Caldecott Honor Book and I still have the book from my childhood collection. Reading this book over and over again is a treasured memory. … Continue reading

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Tale of Peter Rabbit Book Themed Lunch

Today I have “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter. This easy lunch is made special with a printed image and a mini cookie cutter. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Peter Rabbit – print image from the internet and cover with … Continue reading

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The Little Engine that Could Book Themed Lunch

I remember my Mom reading “The Little Engine that Could” book to my sister and I when we were little. Letter and train cookie cutters make this motivating lunch special. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Train – peanut butter sandwich on … Continue reading

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Corduroy Book Themed Lunch

It is a special week here at Eclectic Lamb. Children’s Book Week! Each day this week (Monday – Friday) I will feature a different book. Please be sure to follow this blog so you don’t miss out on any of … Continue reading

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Chess Pizza Lunch

It is my nephews birthday today (14) so of course I made lunch for him. He likes chess so his sister suggested this theme. I decided to make pizza but struggled a little to make it look like a chess … Continue reading

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Chewbacca Sandwich with Yoda Yogurt

Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you! My friend and I made this meal for her husband for a meal at home. He seemed to enjoy eating this themed meal. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Banana with Yoda … Continue reading

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Dance Themed Sandwich Lunch

My friend and I made this easy lunch for her daughter. It was a natural theme for her since she takes dance class. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Apple slices (the cut side was dipped in pineapple juice to prevent browning), … Continue reading

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World Penguin Day Lunch

In honor of World Penguin Day I have this penguin themed lunch. I used the cookie cutter holding food technique that I first found in the book Happy Bento!: Lunches on the Go. Check out the author’s blog at Becoming … Continue reading

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Flower Pretzel Lunch

My husband is a fan of homemade soft pretzels. I wanted to make it cute so I shaped the pretzels into flower shapes. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Homemade soft pretzel, flower pretzel bites (I used regular M&M’s and chocolate underneath … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Arrows Archery Lunch

My friend, her daughter and I made this easy lunch. Her daughter was taking archery lessons so it was the perfect theme for her. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Cheese quesadilla, cinnamon tortilla arrows (cookie cutter) Top Right: Mini sweet peppers … Continue reading

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Fairy Bento Lunch

My last imaginary creature this week is the Fairy. When I decided to make a Fairy themed lunch I thought it would be fun to make edible moss. A Google search revealed these moss cookies. They are surprisingly easy to … Continue reading

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Dragon Tortilla Chips Bento Lunch

My fourth imaginary creature this week is the dragon! These dragon tortilla chips are fun to dip in salsa. Make sure you come back tomorrow to see my last creature in this series. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Dragon Tortilla Chips … Continue reading

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Unicorn Bento Lunch

Continuing on our journey of imaginary creatures in bento… today I have the unicorn. This healthy lunch features a rice unicorn made with a cookie cutter. Make sure you come back this week to see what the last two creatures … Continue reading

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Sea Serpent Bento Lunch

Second in my series of imaginary creatures in bento – I have a friendly Sea Serpent pizza for lunch. Each day this week (Monday – Friday) I will feature a bento lunch with a different imaginary creature. Please be sure … Continue reading

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Mermaid Bento Lunch

It is a special week here at Eclectic Lamb. Imaginary creature week! Each day this week (Monday – Friday) I will feature a bento lunch with a different imaginary creature. Please be sure to follow this blog so you don’t … Continue reading

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3 Easter Lunches

This year I have 3 easy Easter themed lunches featuring a sandwich, pasta, and cheese & crackers. This lunch was simple to make but I was very happy with the results. So cute!! Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Peanut butter sandwich on … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse Pizza Lunch

My friend and I made pizza together and we also made this cute Mickey pizza. Pizza is delicious as leftovers for lunch. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Mickey shaped pizza (cookie cutter) store bought wheat pizza dough, ricotta cheese, Italian seasoning, mozzarella, broccoli … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day Lunches

I enjoy celebrating my heritage so as usual I made many St. Patrick Day lunches. This year I have 6 different meals to share including rice, pizza, sandwich, quesadilla, and Quinoa. I made this fun lunch for myself but my … Continue reading

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Lion or Lamb?

Each year I enjoy making something special to celebrate the beginning of March. This year I made Lion and Lamb sandwiches using imprint cookie cutters. Yes, the lamb is a lot larger than the lion. I could say the reason … Continue reading

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Playing Cards Themed Lunch

My friend and I made this easy card themed lunch for her husband. It was quick to make with leftovers from the night before. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Strawberries Bottom Left: Cashews Right Side: Pasta and Broccoli leftovers, Cheddar cheese … Continue reading

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Cat Quesadilla Lunch

My friend, her 10 year old daughter and I made this easy lunch. Making cute food is a fun activity to do with friends and family. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Flour tortilla and cheese Quesadilla (we cut the cats out … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Lunch

In honor of Abraham Lincoln ‘s birthday I have this money themed lunch. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Abe Lincoln 5 Dollar Bill Quesadillas – green tortilla, Cheddar cheese, food coloring marker details, baby carrots, salsa (in Mini Dippers) Top Right: … Continue reading

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