Monday, June 11, 2012

A Bunch of Lunches : Bunnies, Hearts, Stars, A Car, & DIY Drinkable Yogurt

For my Bella, a bunny lunch in a Goodbyn Original. Celery sticks with peanut butter dip, ham, cheddar bunnies and mozzarella bites, iced tea, a chocolate sandwich cookie, carrot chips, a little bunny peanut butter sandwich, and carrot sticks with leaf pick stems.


There isn't space for a full-size ice pack in the Goodbyn, and it's too big to fit in any of our insulated lunch totes, so I used reusable ice cubes to surround the celery, ham, and cheese with cold. I also added ice cubes to her drink.


To keep the little cheese bunnies and ham rolls in their place when the lunch is turned sideways to be carried by the handle, I tucked a couple of sheets of lettuce on top of them before fitting the lid on.

The carrot chips are from the bulk bin at our Marketplace, and are not the same as the ones in the Sunshine Chips mix from NatureBox, I have yet to find any as tasty as those.


Bella's bunny sandwich has little pink sugar candy eye. We have a whole bunch of candy eyes now, in many colours, and an abundance of sugar sprinkles and sparkles, thanks to the generosity of Ludicrous Mama of Biting the Hand That Feeds You, who is eliminating artificially dyed foods from her little one's diet, and has noticed quite an improvement in her behaviour as a result. Visit her blog for posts about dye-free lunches & treats.

Sprout also has a bunny lunch, in her Goodbyn Bynto.  Grapes, a bunny sandwich, strawberries with a pink bunny peeking out of one, and mozzarella string cheese beneath carrot sticks with leaf pick stems.


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Birdie's lunch is packed in one of our new Laptop Lunches bento boxes! I received one from Laptop Lunches to review (in an upcoming post) and one from another generous bento blogger friend, Karen of What's in John's Lunch Bag and What's in Mom's Lunch Bag. We love them so far!


Birdie didn't want a bunny sandwich, she asked for a heart, which I added a pink pick to, just because her sister's lunch has a pink pick and they do sometimes compare :) I just happened to have a heart shaped hard-cooked egg in the fridge too! And with a little notch cut in the tops of her strawberries they became  hearts as well. I also tucked a string cheese in the utensil slot of the Laptop Lunch box.

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Beanstalk has Clif Z bar squares, cheese crackers, an apple sliced horizontally with the core cut out with a star cutter - I get the most out of those mini apples that way - and grapes on star picks.  He also has a homemade yogurt drink (in a recycled milk bottle). The sproutlets love Danimals drinkable yogurts but I don't love the price or the sugar content so I mix my own:


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Pickle has a car sandwich made with a Lunch Punch from the Vrrrrmm! set:



Stuff used for these lunches:

13 comments:

  1. Lots of yummy lunches!! Love the drinkable yogurt recipe :D

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  2. Love your lunches! My son wanted to try your yogurt drink as well. So he's having that for breakfast tomorrow. Thanks for this idea. I also love your start apple core. another great idea for my Fall lunchboxes :)

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    1. I meant star apple cores :)

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  3. Thanks for the plug, Mama! Glad my loss could be your gain! I would probably have delayed going dye-free and suffered through rather than throw all those sugar eyes and sprinkles away! Glad they found a loving home! :)

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  4. beautiful photos and great idea on the drink!

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  5. Thanks for the reusable ice cubes idea and the yogurt drink recipe!

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  6. I love my Laptop Lunches lunchbox, too! I have a tiffin and a sort of traditional metal lunch box and a few other plastic lunch system type things, and yet I keep using the Laptop Lunches box over and over. I think it encourages the best division of portions for me, although I have the 1.0 version so it has fewer options than the newer ones, and you really can't pack, say, a big salad. I look foward to seeing what else you do with yours. I'm always on the lookout for new ideas.

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  7. What a great idea on the drink! My stomache has been acting up lately and i bet that would help me get back on reguar foods.

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  8. The yogurt drink sounds so yummy! Your lunches are so creative!

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  9. Curious where you get strawberry syrup. Is this like the ice cream strawberry topping?

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    1. We do use it for ice cream topping, but it's really just Hersheys' syrup meant for flavouring milk : Hershey's Strawberry Syrup

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  10. Ah, the reusable ice cube is genius. I have used the little ice blankets you can cut, but they have leaked everywhere. So glad I looked through your Goodbyn posts!

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