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We’re packing up for a beach playdate today.  I slacked on the rainbow theme this week so I decided to do a few last themed lunches for today.  It’s already in the mid-80s here so the kids need to stay well hydrated & snacked while we’re outside.

Miss G and Miss A both get rainbow and whale sandwiches today with the same bread from earlier this week.  It was made by Astrid at Lunch Fit For A Kid and her incredible baking skills.  Click on any of her links on this page to find out how she made this beautiful Rainbow Pan de Mie.  At the top left is a slice strawberry with peach slices below it.  On the bottom left is a cup of pineapple chunks, edamame and a flamingo pick with blueberries on it.  The sandwiches are both peanut butter with blackberry jam.  The candy eye is stuck on with peanut butter so it won’t move.

Miss A had the same exact sandwiches with the Rainbow Pan de Mie bread.  At the top left, she also had a sliced strawberry, peach slices, bottom left with pineapple chunks, and honeydew melon.  Next to her sandwiches are blueberries on a flamingo pick.

I also packed rainbow assorted fruit snacks and veggies for the girls to eat & share with our friends.  Clockwise from the top left are strawberries and a mandarin orange, honeydew melon, dried apricots and dried cranberries, mini carrots, blueberries, and pineapple chunks.  All 3 rainbow lunches were packed in our Easy Lunch Boxes

For more incredible rainbow ideas, please visit The Rainbow Connection at Bent On Better Lunches.

I looked at the school calendar yesterday and realized it’s rainbow week at the girls’ school.  I didn’t have anything naturally blue today so I just left it out & put food in blue cups instead rather than coloring something blue.  Boring, I know.

The coolest thing in the lunches is the bread which, admittedly, I did not make.  I have to give full credit and mad props to my baking envy of Astrid over at Lunch Fit For A Kid.  I have seen her amazing baking skills from breads to cakes and homemade rolls.  This girl can BAKE!  So I begged, and pleaded and bribed her to make me a loaf of her rainbow pan de mie.  Please click on the link here for her recipe for the Rainbow Pan de Mie.  She “veganized” it for me by using soy milk in place of the cow’s milk whey.  It was even more beautiful than I’d seen in her blogs, and my kids went nuts over it.  I even made vegan Easter french toast with it this past Sunday, and it was yummy!  I am not a great baker, and so I was extra grateful to have Astrid make something so special for my family.  Thanks again!

Here’s how our loaf turned out:

And this is Miss G’s lunch today.  From the bottom left up, she has strawberries, a mandarin orange, pineapple chunks and yellow pear tomatoes from our garden.  At the top left in the blue cup are sauteed broccoli & cauliflower, green pear tomatoes and kohlrabi slices in the middle for the purple.  I’m betting they won’t get eaten, but the rule in our house is that she has to at least TRY it.  At top right are three prunes surrounding some organic Lemon Snap spelt cookies that I found at Whole Foods.  And at the bottom right is her tulip sandwich on the rainbow bread filled with almond butter and jam all packed in her Easy Lunch Box.

Little A had her own version of a rainbow lunch today. This week is also the letter “U” so her tiny sandwich is a U.  From the top left clockwise, she has strawberries, half of a mandarin orange, at top right are leftover pieces of a Quorn brand meatless & soy free Vegan burger, her rainbow “U” almond butter & jam sandwich, dried cherries, kohlrabi, and pineapple and honeydew melon in the middle packed in her LunchBots Duo.

Lastly is my husband’s salad for lunch.  He is in on the rainbow theme too.  He has a spinach and baby greens salad.  On top are red bell peppers, orange heirloom tomatoes, yellow zucchini, spinach, raddichio, and kohlrabi on top packed in his LunchBots Uno.  Everyone in our family totes CamelBak bottles with filtered ice water throughout the day.

For more great rainbow ideas, please go visit The Rainbow Connection at Bent On Better Lunches.


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