Monday, September 19, 2011

Arrr Ye Hungry, Me Hearties?

It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day!  And Muffin Tin Monday too :)

I had kind of a hard time thinking of something pirate-y AND healthy to make for my sproutlets. The first things to come to mind were gold foil-wrapped chocolate coins, and gummy fruit snacks shaped like gems or sharks... which the kids would love... BUT, candy doesn't have a place in our lunches this week - I've taken the Family Fresh Cooking Project Lunchbox 30-Day Challenge pledge :)  I'll give the scallywags their chocolate doubloons some other time - this week their pirate's gold will come in the form of sliced carrots ;)  So, what do little pirates eat? Whatever they can catch with their little swords! Their seaworthy tins hold turkey dog octopi, fish sticks, fish eggs, a school of goldfish, grape jellyfish & peach starfish, and a cheese map around the tin to the X marks the spot over the carrot gold.

Cap'n Bean Sprout

First Mate Black Birdie

My schoolgirl didn't get a pirate booty lunch, but this friendly frittata should put a smile on her face anyways...

Carrots & mozzarella stripes, mango fruit leather squares nestled in almonds, and ham, cheese & peppers frittata (modified from this recipe for the ingredients I had).

Pickle got playful dolphins peanut butter sandwiches made with a Flipper Bytes sandwich cutter, yogurt & apple juice.

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  1. Anonymous9/19/2011

    I have never seen a muffin tray like that before! Wow! Your entire blog is full of gold, but something about that pirate tray is just magical!

  2. I love the pirate trays! The X marks the spot is perfect! Can't wait to try this one out with the girls. :)

  3. All the lunches look great! What fun it must have been to spear all you fun fish!

  4. I LOVE what you did with the cheese on the "map"!! What a great idea. Aarrr, it be lookin' like a yummy lunch!

  5. That is SO cute!! Love the map and x marks the spot idea!


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