Creative Food guest post-a fun frog lunch!
Posted July 23, 2012on:
Hi everyone!! I’m Michelle from Creative Food(creative-food.blogspot.com). I’m so happy to be here on Bentoriffic! I am such a fan and am always in awe of what Sarah creates for her little girls Miss G and Miss A. I am such a fan of Sarah and her food artwork. She is incredible! Even though I haven’t met her in person (yet!) I am happy to call her my friend :) So here I am honored to guest post on her amazing blog!
My blog, Creative Food( creative-food.blogspot.com), is a collection of snacks and lunches that my daughter Eliana and I make together in the kitchen. I started making creative food because she would literally live off of bread alone if it were up to her. So I began to present fruits and vegetables in a fun and creative way to encourage her to eat better, which has worked tremendously! It is fun creative outlet for me, and she loves it (win, win!) We also found out this year that Eliana is allergic to peanuts, cashews and pistachios, so most of the meals (with a few exceptions) are peanut free and nut free.
So without further ado..I made this cute Frog bento in an EasyLunchBox with Eliana last week:
This lunch was very simple, quick to put together and she loved it! :)
The frog is a ham and cheese sandwich on a spinach tortilla cut with a frog cookie cutter. I added edible candy eyes and used a food safe marker to draw a mouth.The lily pad is sliced cucumber.The “water” is white cilantro lime rice dyed blue. (I took some leftover rice, put it in a bowl and mixed in two small drops of blue food dye.) I added some goldfish crackers for added cuteness :) The fly is a raisin with sunflower kernel wings (you can easily put almond slices as wings instead. For example see my spider lunch (http://www.creative-food.blogspot.com/2012/06/very-busy-spider-lunch.html) Eliana isn’t allergic to almonds but has now decided she will not eat them either because they are a nut).
In the upper right Eliana had some “flies on a log” (raisins, sunflower kernels wings, and I.M. Healthy Creamy Honey Soynut Butter on celery. Chocolate sprinkles were used to show the path of the fly).
In the bottom right she has a fruit salad or blueberries and strawberries in a frog silicone cup. Eliana wanted to add the cute frog pick to finish the lunch!
This really was a simple to do and Eliana loved it and ate it all up. That always makes me happy and keeps me making Creative Food :)
Thank you to Sarah for inviting me to share this bento as a guest post on Bentoriffic! I hope you have a wonderful day!! :)