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Miss G has days of the week lessons in spanish this week so I made her a Lunes lunch today.  In the top yellow flowers are raspberries with a blackberry in the middle and a sectioned plum on the right.  In the middle is her ice water and the bottom compartment are almond butter and jam sandwiches with LUNES cut out in Stretch Island fruit leather letters packed in her raspberry Goodbyn Bynto box.

For her snack today, nectarines, blueberry picks and strawberry hearts are packed in her Happy Tiffin stainless bento.

Little Miss A, 2, is having an insect filled lunch today.  They are studying bugs this week so I’m playing along.  She has Wholly Guacamole frozen in a spider cup.  The spider’s 8 eyes and mouth are made from kalamata olives.  Underneath are pretzel chips for dipping.  At the top right are organic raspberries on spider picks. Below that are strawberries and blueberries on ladybug picks.  And at the bottom left are plum sections with a bee pick packed in her LunchBots Quad.

My husband has a green salad today to go with his lunch.  He has mixed baby greens, organic green zebra stripe heirloom tomatoes, scallions and sugar snap peas.  At the top are mini carrots and strawberries packed in his Easy LunchBox container.

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I ran out of creative steam last night so I decided to sleep on it.  I woke up a bit fresher this morning, and thought Pinwheels!  I haven’t done those in a long time.  I usually do a sloppy job of making them.  This time I didn’t put as much filling in them and loaded the girls up with other yummy things in their lunch.

Both of them have almond butter & jam on whole grain tortillas.  Miss G’s version has musical note picks in them to hold them together.  Below on the left are cashews and raisins, and on the bottom right are blueberry stuffed raspberries.  In the top compartments are a mini homemade vegan oatmeal muffin with a tree pick and carrot and celery sticks.

Make sure to ask schools or play places if they are peanut or nut-free before your bring your lunches there.  It could save a child’s life!  As a rule in our family, we don’t take peanut butter out in public just as a precaution.   We only eat it at home now.   We pack SunButter, almond butter and sometimes even a soy based butter.  There are lots of great options out there to explore that won’t endanger someone’s health.

Miss A’s version has the food she likes and will eat.  She has the same mini tortilla roll ups with flower picks.  Below that to the left she has picks of pineapple and blueberries and underneath those are sliced green grapes, at bottom right are cashews and a dried apricot flower.  In the top left compartment is a mini oatmeal muffin with a bee pick and at the top right are raspberries.   Both lunches are packed in Easy Lunch Boxes.

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Some of the fun things I made over the weekend.  A beehive lunch with fruit.

And a taco dinner on our funny face plate with Lightlife brand Smart Ground (faux beef) mixed with black beluga lentils, tomatoes, avocado and chips.

And a mini lunch with the Cube It FunBites cutter.   An almond butter & jam sandwich on whole grain with pear cubes in the middle and a raspberry on top.

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A passion of mine for the past couple of years is to do small things to save the honey bees.  We use as few pesticides and toxic things in our yard as possible, we buy our honey from local bee farms and most of our garden is planted to attract pollinators. Honey bees and other pollinators like butterflies are disappearing at an alarming rate.  What you do directly effects the food you eat!  Did you know that one in every three bites of food we eat is attributed to honey bee pollination?  Honey bees pollinate over 100 fruits vegetables and nuts.   Can you imagine a world without bees?  Haagen-Dazs has a wonderful website to explain what each of us can do to help with this epidemic.  Please visit: Help The Honey Bees

So, again the cute heart shaped bento is among the bunch that I got from http://www.Japanistic.com from their Elph & Epha collection.  I put the fruits & veggies separately so the moisture doesn’t ruin the sandwich.  In the “Bill” heart shaped bento are flowers made of organic blueberries & 2 raspberries for the center.  On the bottom are carrot & celery sticks cut with a crinkle cutter and the yellow sauce container has ranch dressing for dipping in it.  The beehive was cut by hand out of whole grain bread & took a couple of times “remodeling” before it looked a thing like a beehive.  The layers and letters are cut out of fruit leather.  The tiny bee is a small egg shaped cookie cutter with fruit leather stripes & eye, and the wings are small bread scraps cut by hand.  I also used the small egg cutter to cut the opening to the hive and replace with the same shaped bread heel.  Phew!  This one took me much longer than most because it was my first attempt at my own design.  Happy Monday, everyone!


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