Similar Seasonal Lunches…
As much as I would like to make lunches that are all individually created masterpeieces, I just can’t! I am packing several lunches each day and in actuality I have all the lunchboxes spreadout before me and try to share common ingredients so I am not all over the kitchen! I have placed Brendan and Trevor’s lunches side by side today so you could see that they are very similar. I have just made them look individual by changing up small things. The winter lighting is hard on the photographs so try to look past the color changes between the photos!
Both Lunchbots contain:
- Apples with Candy Cane stripes (soaked in citrus water after cutting to slow browning)
- Mini cucumber coins (coins is merely referring to the way I cut them, like coins)
- Yogurt covered snowflake pretzels
- Pretzel sticks
- Cheese stars
- They both also contain a sandwich just cut differently.
Trevor’s (age 3) was cut in a square and then halved to create triangle “trees”. Trevor also has veggie sticks as a snack. Just to fess up, after photographing Trevor’s lunch I did a slight rearranging of the “trees” so the stars would not get crushed when I closed the box!
Brendan’s (age 10) sandwich was merely cut in a finger sandwich to fit that narrow compartment. His lunch also has pistachios. So you can see how I am using the same ingredients, creating essentially the same lunch but getting unique looks simply in the arranging and changing of small details. I cut just one apple, one mini cucumber and then cut out 4 cheese stars. I keep all of my snacks in a cabinet close to where I prepare my lunches so swapping them out for the lunches is easy to do based upon what each child likes.