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Simple Boxes for the Boys…

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
 

 

At last 4 days of rest is near! You won’t be seeing too many lunches over the next few days as my family enjoys the Thanksgiving holiday. Today felt like sort of a precursor to the holiday and I wasn’t in the true spirit of lunch packing. My boys did still need to eat however. Now I have been told that what is simple to some may not really be so simple to all but I promise you this really was.

I popped my Lunchbots Uno and my Lunchbots Duo on the counter. I took out one cucumber and one clementine orange. I grabbed one loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter. OK yes, I did grab some cutters too! I peeled the orange and then pulled it apart into halves (one for each box). I sliced and added some details to my cucumbers and added those to each box. I then cut out 2 star shapes for Brendan’s sandwich and added peanut butter – sandwich done. I pulled out my CuteZcute cutter and allowed Trevor to pick which face he wanted (there are 4 choices but the panda it was) and then I added peanut butter – sandwich done. Finally I tossed in Popcorners for Brendan and pretzels for Trevor. Both lunches done in minutes! I did throw in a couple of panda food picks to decorate Trevor’s lunch. I had them handy so why not?

 

I assure you it took me longer to edit these photos then to make these lunches lol!

 

 

 

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Oink and a Boo!

Monday, October 22nd, 2012
 

I noticed a couple of things last night…

  1. I haven’t used my CuteZcute cutter in awhile…
  2. I haven’t featured one of Trevor’s (my 3 year old) lunches in awhile…

I decided I would rectify both of those things on this post! Right here, right now!

This is absolutely one of the easiest cutters to use. I may have layered my spreads etc for effect but believe me a cute piggy can be created with very little effort. A definite toddler pleaser! I inserted 2 mini chocolate chips for pupils and the piggy is resting on a bed of popcorn. Trevor also got some cucumber leaves, a cheese stick and grapes. Then I couldn’t help myself and I cut the word OINK out of strawberries! Over the top I know! Don’t judge! This lunch is served in a Lunchbots Duo.

Brendan got another ghostly lunch. I actually had this lunch all decked out with food picks and spiders etc but then decided to hold back and keep it simple. So there is just one spook haunting  this Lunchbots Trio container! Besides the ghost sandwich Brendan got popcorn, cucumber leaves and grapes just like his little brother. I then threw in a couple of salt and vinegar popped chips under the sandwich.

I think these 2 lunches illustrate pretty well that you can pack essentially the same lunch for different age levels and add a fun twist that is age appropriate without too much extra effort!

Sincerely,

Deb

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It’s New! A CuteZcute review!

Friday, September 28th, 2012
 

 

I am very honored to be amongst the first to get one of these new cutting tools. The CuteZcute! Within an hour of receiving my package I was in the kitchen checking it out. In the matter of minutes I whipped out a simple panda pizza for my little guy Trevor! Isn’t it cute? I used the CuteZCute to cut a panda face out of mozzarella cheese! That pizza sauce, by the way, is loaded with pureed carrots!

 

 

I have to tell you I accomplished this task without even a glance at the instructions. OK I know my way around a sandwich cutter but I’m telling you this one is sooooo easy to use! There is one main outside cutter that makes the basic shape and then 4 plates that you can use inside the cutter to make different faces: panda, pig, cat and a frog! There is even a little tool to help you push the smaller pieces out!

 

After a little more thought I created my frog lunch pictured at the top of the post above. I feel like a rockstar lunch packer after creating this one but it was so easy I almost feel guilty accepting compliments! It was this simple:

  • I cut out the bottom piece (I use Pepperidge Farms Whole Grain or Wheat in case you ever wonder). Tip: Use a cutting board underneath!
  • I cut out the top piece in the same way but this time inserted and pressed down firmly on the frog face plate.
  • I used the provided assist tool to push out the small cut out pieces.
  • I spread the bread with Fluff, Peanut butter and a smidge of Nutella. I was artistic but you don’t have to be!
  • I topped with the face.
  • I cut a raisin in half and inserted in to the eyes.
  • Then for fun, I used an Archer Farms All Natural Fruit Peel along with a paring knife to create a tongue to catch those raisin flies! Easy right?

 

I can’t wait to think of more cute foods to create! In case I (or you) need more inspiration, check these out:

Are you ready to give it a try? Wait, are you concerned about those small pieces left behind? Don’t worry, just bag them up and try some of these creative ways to use the scraps the next day! Click on the photo to link off site to the instructions!

If I haven’t answered all of your questions then connect with CuteZcute on Facebook! Now I hope you’ll go make my frog or something really great of your own!

If you are on Instagram you can tag your photos #ipacklunch for me to see!

Sincerely,

Deb

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