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Leafy tree and little ice cream cone bentos

Posted on: November 14, 2012

I admit there are days when I really miss the smell of dried leaves and the beautiful fall colors.  For my 4 year old daughter’s lunch, I tried to make a little autumn in her Easy LunchBoxes container.

I love finding new ways to reuse existing tools.  My readers have probably noticed my slight obsession with the small cookie cutter presses.  I loved the patterns they leave in the sandwiches.  This leaf cutter was part of a set for cutting fancy pie crusts.  I use them year-round for cutting fruit, vegetables and mini sandwiches.  The leaves are made from Rudi’s organic whole grain bread and filled with Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter.  The tree trunk is two pretzel rods.  Green grapes are the grass on a pick.  The top left is filled with organic rapsberries with an oak leaf & acorn pick.  In the top right there are 2 Crimson Gold tiny apples and a peeled clementine with a scarecrow pick.

Miss G’s snack is a Happy Tiffin brand stainless bento filled with cashews and dried edamame in the bottom container.  At the top are dried apricots, grape tomatoes and a peeled clementine.

For my 2 year old daughter, I packed a LunchBots Quad.  From the top left, she has long grain brown rice mixed with vegetables and black beluga lentils.  Green grapes and raspberries are in yellow silicone ovals at the top right.  In the bottom right compartment are Rudi’s organic whole grain bread cut into mini ice cream cones with a small cookie cutter plunger and filled with Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter and in the bottom left compartment is a peeled clementine and a small silicone container of marcona almonds.  Both girls have ice water with their lunches.

Things I used to make this lunch:

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10 Responses to "Leafy tree and little ice cream cone bentos"

Sarah! I love your tree! Its gorgeous! You are convincing me I “need” those sandwich cutters LOL 🙂

Those silly things are addictive! I love them for the toddlers since they’re bite sized.

You’ve captured the fall colours beautifully even though you are “in absentia”! My mouth waters…

Thanks 🙂 I miss it until I go to the beach mid-November. Then, not so much! Hope you’re warm & cozy.

where did you get the ice cream cone stamp?

If I had to guess, I’d say eBay. Truly can’t remember! I think it was eBay. Here’s link to a set like it: http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-pcs-3D-ice-cream-Cake-cookie-cutter-Plunger-Fondant-Mould-DT115-/220954931882

thank you! I have really enjoyed working with these types of cutters also and I am always on the look out for new ones thanks!

eBay has great ones if you don’t mind waiting. Do a search for pastry cutters or plungers.

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