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Extra flossing and brushing are what’s going on in our house for some extra dental education. Thank goodness Miss A’s teacher reminded me it’s Dental Week this week at her school and all month long is Dental Health Awareness. They’re talking tooth care in the classroom which means I get to break out the molar picks and drill deep for my creative side! Miss A just came back from a dental visit about a week ago with a clean bill of health and a new toothbrush. She is starting to enjoy her visits so I like to keep it all fun for her while she doesn’t have any stress attached to the visits.
I don’t own any tooth cookie cutters so I had to think of what I could make. I went the easy (and lazy route) for pancakes and used Bisquick pancake mix, which is vegan. I didn’t say healthy, but it was quick. I also added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. I used EnerG egg replacer and unsweetened almond milk in the mix in place of eggs and cow’s milk & poured it into a pancake bottle like the one below. In the top compartments of her Easy LunchBoxes containers are organic plums, blueberries and a strawberry on a “tooth” pick. Get it? I hand drew a toothpaste bottle, a molar and a small toothbrush. I accented the tooth with 2 vegan (dairy free) chocolate chips and a fruit leather mouth. Next to her lunchbox is an Easy Lunchboxes Mini Dipper container with organic maple syrup in it.
Snacktime today will be loads of fruit. From the top left in her LunchBots Quad are sliced local strawberries, d’anjou pear pieces, pinapple chunks and sliced local Minneolas which are technically tangelos but look like a small orange.
Another flirtatious lunch for my husband today with I heart you pancakes. The big stack underneath are all heart shaped pancakes and 2 small organic plums propping up the I and the U. I also included a bunch of grape tomatoes and blueberries in his Easy LunchBoxes container today. Not shown is his Mini Dippers container with maple syrup.
My other preschooler has the same lunch as above with dental themed pancakes, plums, blueberries and a strawberry on top in her Easy Lunchboxes. Happy Lunch Packing!
Things I used to make this lunch:
I’m posting yesterday’s lunches below this one since they were a bit boring. The teachers are covering dental health at school this week so I figured it would be fun to play along. Both girls have a giant tooth made from whole grain flatbread with Justin’s brand almond butter and jam today. The eyes are candy and the mouth is fruit leather. I made their toothbrushes out of a mini carrot cut in half and notched for the brush head. The bristles are made from veggie slice cheese. Miss G has picks of strawberries and mangos and to the right are blueberries and raspberries in her stainless LunchBots Duo.
Miss A has a smaller tooth made of the same and a separate container of raspberries and a strawberry piece. Both of them have ice water with their lunches.
Yesterday’s lunches were lacking a bit in creativity since I woke up not feeling so well. The girls both had hummus and whole grain pretzel and breadsticks for dipping. Miss G had cherry tomatoes, carrots and blueberries with ice water.
Miss A had the same Sabra hummus with a tiny box of raisins, mango chunks, mixed nuts (cashews, walnuts and pistachios) in the tiny panda container and a sliced strawberry at the bottom. She also had ice water with her lunch.
Things I used to make this lunch: