You Can’t Pick Your Friends…
Or is that you can’t pick your family? Yeah that’s it. In either case this was my thought of the day as I sent my toddler Trevor out the door with his lunch.
What on earth am I talking about? Picks, food picks that is! Today Trevor’s lunch included 2 bunny themed food picks. This is the first time I have used them in his lunch. I hope that he enjoys them responsibly! Trevor who is just shy of age 3 may think of them as toys (aka weapons) so I’m anxious to see how it went today. I hope he doesn’t use his picks to pick his friends! Fingers crossed!
Food picks are a great way to both decorate and organize your lunch container. Often called cocktail picks, appetizer picks or even cupcake picks there is a dizzying array available out there on the market. Head on over to those Amazon or Bento USA links over there on the side bar and search food picks. You’ll see what I am talking about! The good news? You can get any shape, color, size or theme you can think of. The bad news? You are going to have to determine whether it is appropriate to use them! So if you have little ones, like I do, you’ll have to judge whether they are old enough and whether their childcare provider will allow them. You’ll also have to determine whether or not your 10 year old will give away his mustache food picks to his friends to play with. Ha!
Wait, food picks aren’t just for kids! No! I use them all the time in my lunches for grown ups! Alright maybe not the bunny ones! As I said they not only decorate but they also organize! A food pick will keep a couple of olives from rolling around your lunch container! A food pick will allow you to make interesting kabobs! A food pick will hold your neatly wrapped sandwich roll-up together! It is a great item to have in your lunchbox tool kit!
So the moral of this post? Don’t pick your friends or family but do pick your lunch!
Trevor’s Bunny-Full lunch (full of bunnies and he’ll be a full bunny if he eats it all)!
- 2 bunny sandwiches with a greek yogurt/peanut butter spread
- Cheese stick quartered
- 3 orange cherry tomatoes
- and 4 grapes on 2 adorable bunny food picks
The lunches for the grown ups (in Easylunchboxes container) included:
Zucchini tots (I also added summer squash)
Cheese, pepperoni and crackers
Ham and black bean salad wrap
A strawberry with 3 blackberries
4 purple peppers on a food pick
and 4 purple grapes on a food pick