In honor of my poor baby's bruised and bleeding eyebrow (and the fact that I happen to have purple cabbage and blue potatoes on hand) I decided to do a blue and purple themed meal! And finally complete my MTM rainbow! (See my red, pink, orange, yellow, and green ones too!) It only took a whole year! Sheesh!
Blue and Purple... Blurple!
|Blackberries, PB-and-grape-jelly pinwheels, Greek honey yogurt w/grape|
Kool-Aid powder, blue potato fries, purple cabbage chips, blueberries
Pinwheels: They wouldn't lay right, so you can't really see the swirl or the jelly. But cutting off the crusts, smooshing the bread flat, and sticking the picks in before cutting them into smaller rolls made it soooo much easier!
Yogurt: Since Kool-Aid powder packets are so super cheap and sugar-free, they're perfect for flavoring/coloring the lightly-sweetened Greek honey yogurt. And she no longer demands that I pour extra honey on her yogurt (like I used to when we got plain yogurt.) They don't take up a lot of room either, and I can just use a little bit then fold down the top of the packet to save for another time. So I have a nice variety of colors/flavors on-hand at all times!
She ate it all and asked for seconds.
Blue Fries: I just got some blue potatoes in my organic produce delivery. Perfect! Hubby fried them up for me in his new deep fryer.
Purple Chips: I just made (baked) kale chips the other day (post coming soon!) and they were a big hit with the Princess. So I thought I'd try the same technique with some of the purple cabbage, since she's refused to eat any thus far. My first attempt tasted burned, so I had to accept that since cabbage is so thick, I'd have to settle for chewy over crispy. But she loves the Lowry's seasoning salt I use, so she gobbled them all down!
|Lunch to match her right eye!|
Not-so-healthy ideas: blue MandMs or other candies, purple Froot Loops, frosting (cupcakes, cookies, etc.)
In my Wilton star muffin pan. Jewel bento picks from allthingsforsale. BPA-free mini spoon from Dollar Tree.