Tag Archives: EasyLunchboxes

Alien Pasta

This is an example of how to make leftovers (spinach linguini with garlic and olive oil and a little bit of pie crust) fun. It became an Alien / Space themed lunch. With the aid of cookie cutters you can … Continue reading

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President’s Day Lunches

In celebration of President’s Day I made George Washington and Abraham Lincoln themed lunches. These were easy to make with cookie cutters. It is convenient and often healthier to have make ahead meals for myself in the refrigerator. Container: EasyLunchBoxes … Continue reading

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World Cities Bento Lunches

Today I have four world cities represented in lunches – Sydney, London, Paris, and New York. They are not very accurate from a food standpoint but it was a fun way to celebrate the spirit of each city. I hope … Continue reading

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Leftover Ravioli for Lunch

I found these beautiful ravioli and served them for dinner. They made perfect leftovers for lunch meals. I don’t mind eating cold ravioli but these lunches can also be heated in a microwave. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Mushroom ravioli, with … Continue reading

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Panda Rice Lunch

I made this lunch for my 14 year old niece. She requested a panda themed meal with rice and I was happy to oblige. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Panda – rice inside CuteZCute Animal Friends cutter set, black olive details, … Continue reading

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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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16 Make Ahead Lunches or Dinners

I consider myself a vegetarian foodie. The meat eaters I normally make meatless lunches for are not. A majority of these meals I made for myself. They are wonderful make ahead lunches or dinners. I love the cottage cheese potato … 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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Lasagna Star Lunch

I made this star themed lasagna lunch for my 14 year old nephew to take to school. He loves my lasagna and a star theme seems fitting. This lunch was made to be reheated since he has a microwave available … 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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Mr Taco Mustache Lunch

I made this taco salad lunch for my taco loving nephew. It is fun to come up with new ways to serve the same thing. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Eyes – cherry tomatoes with Cheddar cheese (attach cheese with small … 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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Snoopy Taco Salad

I made this for my taco loving nephew. As usual I did a theme because it makes me happy and I am very glad that he does not mind. In this case once the cheese is dumped into the salad, … Continue reading

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Quilting Themed Lunch

Awhile ago, my 14 year old nephew and I had his great-grandmother (my grandmother-in-law) over for lunch. While over the years I have had her over for tea with her great-grandchildren, it was my first time to make her a … Continue reading

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Sombrero Burrito Lunch

I made this awhile ago for my 14 year old nephew. He likes good food, I like making fun lunches. I gave him the Happy Bento!: Lunches on the Go book to look at and to choose a lunch idea. … 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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Pokemon Lunch

I made this lunch for my 8 year old nephew at his request. I love it when people in my life request a theme! It was also fun to be able to have lunch with him. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: … Continue reading

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Nephews Favorite Lunches

For the second day of school (2 weeks ago) I made favorite lunches for 3 of my nephews. My back to school tradition is to make mini Jam tarts with their school year on them (grades 7, 10, and 11 … Continue reading

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Power Rangers Lunch

I made this Power Rangers lunch at the request of my 4 year old nephew. I was fortunate to be able to make lunches and eat with him, his brothers and their Mom that day. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Power … Continue reading

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Sunflower Bread Lunch

My 14 year old nephew and I have a special tradition but he does not think it is special. We plant sunflower seeds together in my garden each year. We have done it for 3 years so far. I enjoy … 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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3 Robin Hood Themed Lunches

Today as part of our 50 Summer Activities, I have Robin Hood themed food. We read the book, watched the BBC Robin Hood TV show and ate bento lunches. I used vintage cookie cutters to make sandwiches and crackers and … 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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Tanabata Star Festival Lunch

I enjoy celebrating the Japanese festival Tanabata. My neighbor (and Japanese student) and I made this Tanabata themed lunch. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left: Brownie with star shaped powdered sugar (sprinkled sugar in a star shaped stencil) Bottom Left: Stars and … Continue reading

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Waffle Iron Day

Today is National Waffle Iron Day. We like waffles for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I did not take photos of my two waffle irons (one makes round waffles and one makes square ones) but I have two meals featuring waffles. … Continue reading

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Sea Turtle Pancake Lunch

My nephew made this lunch for himself with only a little advice from me. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Sea Turtle pancakes (after making pancakes, cut-out with cookie cutter, eat scraps), strawberries, maple syrup (in small blue container) Top Right: Sea … 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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Ladybug Rice Bento Lunch

I made this lunch for my nephew since he enjoys salsa rice with black beans and salsa. I enjoy seeing how many salsa and rice themes I can make. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Ladybugs – cooked hot Nishiki rice mixed … 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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Space Guest Post at Bento Ninja

Today I have a space themed guest post at Bento Ninja. Go check it out!

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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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Crepes for Lunch

My 17 year old niece requested crepes for lunch. I have made savory crepes many times before but not for my niece or nephews and I had never sent them to school for lunch. I was a little worried but … 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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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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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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