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It’s Bunny Hop day!  My post today is one of 20+ bento bloggers with Spring/Easter/Passover ideas for fun kid foods.  I hope that you find something cute that you can make for your kids over the weekend.

Please make sure to click on the bunny at the bottom to link to the next page!

Today my girls are having, what else, bunnies!

Miss G gets the bunny booty today.   I’m playing along with the Bunny Hop button and decided she gets the backside with the fuzzy tail.  It’s Rudi’s Nut & Oat bread with the same old almond butter & jam today.  The tail is a sweet & sara brand vegan marshmallow with toasted coconut.  To the left of the bunny are mangos cut into carrot shapes.  Above at the top left are bunny cucumber slices and at the top right are watermelon bunnies packed in her Easy Lunch Box.

Miss A is still 2 which means she likes a food one day, and the next day she says it’s yucky and it’s thrown on the floor.  I try to change it up for her a bit.  She has watermelon flowers at the top left, at the top right are pita bunny chips I made with garlic powder & sea salt.  In the blue flower are pink hummus flowers.  I colored some Sabra hummus with natural India Tree red food  color derived from beets.  I froze them in a silicone mold, and I’m hoping they’ll be totally thawed by lunchtime. At the bottom left are dried apricot bunnies and a small bunny sandwich made from the same Rudi’s Nut & Oat bread with Biscoff spread inside.  The tail is made from a sweet & sara vegan marshmallow tail all packed in her stainless LunchBots Duo.

And I decided that my husband would be in on the fun today too.  He gets a spinach salad with the leftover cucumber punchouts, a green plum tomato sliced and mini carrots.  At the top left is a cornbread bunny and the top right is a California mandarin with some peeled bunny ears packed in his Easy Lunch Box.

Please click the bunny below to check out Stephanie’s lunch at A Pocket Full of Buttons!  Follow the bunny until you’ve seen them all. Happy Spring, everyone!

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Well, not really, but this is the closest to eggs my kids are getting this year!  It’s Easter week!  Be sure to check out my post this Wednesday too.  My blogger friends and I are doing a Bunny Hop so you can get dozens of ideas no matter what holiday you’re celebrating.

Today’s lunch is egg themed. Miss G has a whole grain sandwich with almond butter & strawberry jam.  On top is a strip of soy cheese with a few colored sprinkles.  Above that is a pink plastic egg filled with dried cherries.  At the top right are egg shaped mango pieces with a bunny pick and at the bottom right are small purple and orange tomatoes.

 

Miss A has the same sandwich as Gabby today with a soy cheese strip.  Her dots are made from fruit leather and dried apricots.  Above that in the pink bunny are dried cherries.  At the top right are blueberries and an egg shaped dried apricot. And in the pink flower are egg shaped honeydew melon pieces with a bunny pick.  Both girls have ice water with their lunch.

We celebrate Easter in our house.  Like many parents, I think candy is ok in very small doses.  I am not a fan of filling up a giant basket of junk that sends my kids spinning like tops for hours afterwards.  We chose pretty woven baskets to be reused every year.  I happened to pick these up at Michael’s.   We leave our baskets and our eggs out every year to be hidden, and in the morning the hunt for them.  This way we re-use the same things every year, and it’s more of a fun game than about the candy.

As of the first of the year, we are also not eating eggs any more on our plant-based diet.  We had some decorative eggs that we use every year that will be hidden, and this year we will hide non-toxtic painted wooden eggs that can be re-used each year.  There are a lot of choices now to be able to avoid buying more junky plastic each year, and we like that they can play with them year-round.  Here are the eggs I like that I found on Etsy sold by applenamos:

Wooden Easter Eggs

If you’re still a fan of the plastic eggs, why not try something new?  These eggs are made from corn, are biodegradable and compostable.  These options may seem a bit pricey, but if you never have to buy them again it may actually save money over time.  At least you don’t have to worry about toxic chemicals in your little one’s mouths.

Eco Eggs

All that being said, I am still realistic.  My kids want to get fun Easter things.

This year I decided to put new bath towels as their bigger gift from the Bunny.  They were in need of new towels, so why not make it a gift?  My kids will be getting new bath towels and matching wash cloths Kohl’s, Target and Cost Plus World Market all have cute kid towels that you can find for girls and boys.  I also chose some small toys, stickers and books to fill their baskets.  We feel like our kids have WAY too much stuff as it is so we try to keep it pretty simple.

Miss G’s basket (just turned 4) contains a panda bath towel & wash cloth (Kohl’s), a new Pinkalicious book, a Hello Kitty pencil, a Hello Kitty hair bow (attached to wash cloth panda’s ear),  Pinkalicious matching game, stacking crayons and duck necklace bubbles (both found in Target dollar bin), Max & Ruby stickers  (not shown but also from Target dollar bin),  and a Hello Kitty utensil set.

And Miss A’s basket (just turned 2) has an elephant towel & matching wash cloth (from Kohl’s, Hello Kitty hair barrette, stacking crayons, Max & Ruby stickers and duck bubbles (again, Target dollar bin) and a fun Easter book.

Try your local Dollar store too for fun, non-food spring gifts.  I also saw some great ideas for egg stuffers if you want snacks in them like homemade mini muffins, bite size granola, small fruit bars (LaraBar makes healthy ones with no additives!)  organic gummies and even dried fruits.  That way your kids won’t be overloaded with unhealthy candy.   I hope that this spurs some healthy ideas for spring baskets.  Happy Spring everyone!


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