Birdie & Sprout will be at a friend's for lunch, but I packed them each a shamrock & rainbows snack to take with them.
They will be so thrilled to have Lucky Charms cereal! I never buy it for them anymore since they only eat the Charms (marshmallows), and leave all the Luck (cereal) - today is their lucky day :) They also have grapes, celery sticks with a peanut butter dip, and melon gelatin topped with an apple fruit leather shamrock. I love how their snack boxes turned out, they are so cute!
● ● ● ● ●Bella loves a holiday lunch, so lots of shamrocks went into hers. She also loves rainbows, so I packed her a rainbow of grapes & tomatoes :) Under the rainbow is a pot of gold cheddar cheese, and turkey.
There's even a shamrock at the bottom of the cup the slices of carrot gold are in :) Underneath them are some celery sticks, and in the little clover-leaf container, almond butter to dip them in. She also got a stack of English cucumber shamrocks.
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Beanstalk on the other hand, does not usually like a special holiday lunch. But like it or not, I packed him a St. Patrick's Day PlanetBox. He would definitely not like rainbows, shamrocks & pots of gold, but I thought he might think it was cool if his lunch reflected a bit of his ancestry. I'm not of Irish descent, but his great-grandparents on his Dad's side emigrated from Ireland.
OK so I did sneak a couple of shamrocks in his - but they're subtle, not cutesy. I doubt the melon gelatin shamrock is even recognizable without being told that's what it's supposed to be :) He has lots of green: green gelatin, green checkered apple, green grapes, green repurposed M&M's container (filled with spiced almonds)...
I tried to make some yogurt coated pretzels look like the Flag of Ireland... well, at least they have the colours of the flag :) Green & orange fruit leather rolls flanking a yogurt coated granola bar are also meant to look flag-like. The white stripe looked kind of bare... then I looked down at my hand, at the Claddagh ring his Dad gave me our first Christmas together - perfect! I cut it out of apricot fruit leather.
● ● ● ● ●It's Tuesday, Breakfast for Lunch at school, so Pickle's having his usual pancake hot lunch, no shamrock sandwich for him. But Sailor Boy got a St. Patrick's Day lunch! I packed him a hearts of romaine salad with cucumbers and green peppers, which are also on the shamrock chicken skewers. I couldn't resist putting his vinaigrette in the little rainbow container - especially once I'd decided to cut the pineapple into gold coins :)
● ● ● ● ●Thanks for hopping by! But don't stop here! Follow the rainbow on my page and the one on the next, and so on, until you get back to me! If you've been looking for fun St.Patrick's Day lunch ideas, you're in luck, our blog hop is your pot of gold! Do you know what the colours of the Flag of Ireland represent? I didn't! Hop over to Keeley McGuire , admire her fantastic lunches, and find out!
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