Friday, July 27, 2012

Gold Medal Winning Lunch - Olympics Blog Hop

In honor of the Summer Olympics this year, my Bento Bloggers and Friends decided to do another Blog Hop! We chose today because of the Opening Ceremonies. Links should all be live by 9am PST.
So click on the link in each post to see another fun Olympics-themed bento, and keep going until you come back around!
Olympics Gold Medal
Snow peas, PB and Chocolate PB on sandwich thin w/zucchini and carrots;
cherries, raspberries, blackberries; carrots, broccoli and Pink Dip
I was very pleased when I realized that this lunch was also a rainbow!
Red: raspberries, cherries, and radishes (in the dip)
Orange: carrots 
Yellow: carrots 
Green: peas, zucchini, and broccoli
Blue/Purple: blackberries, purple carrots

I arranged the peas up top to kind of look like a ribbon holding a medal, but in hindsight I should have laid them underneath coming upward. Oh well. The carrot flowers on it were just to jazz it up a bit, since it looked pretty boring, initially.

Since I didn't want to bother mixing my natural food colors to make the Olympics ring colors, I just cut some tiny little zucchini I found at the Asian market into coins and used a straw to poke out the middles to turn them into rings. And again, in hindsight, it might have been fun to use the colorful fruits and veggies and arrange them in the logo pattern so that they at least looked like circles. Oh well.

Check out what wacky (but brilliantly creative and probably wickedly funny) lunch Karen managed to pull off for her son, John, with the thinnest of technically-Olympics-themed logic at What's in John's Lunch Bag?


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[I mock YOU with my monkey pants, Karen! You should re-name it to "WHO's In Mom's Lunch Bag!"]


  1. You snark because you loooooooove me ;)
    And as much as it pains me to say this, I love this lunch (and you, too!)!

  2. Great Job on your rainbow mama!! Looks delish.

  3. WOW! A rainbow of delicious nutritious awesomeness!

  4. How cool that it ended up with rainbow colors! I love your Olympic rings.

  5. Love your lunch! It is perfect-- you don't always need food coloring :)

    But most importantly you have made me slightly fascinated/obsessed with this pink dip and I haven't even tried it yet! I MUST TRY IT NOW! ack! I need to go grocery shopping now!

  6. Love the Olympics colours and the rings! :)

  7. The colors are insane.. beautiful job!

  8. Wow! Your lunch is so cute! Love the rings and the snow peas!

  9. this is a cute lunch - and super healthy! I love the rainbow fruits and veggies : )

  10. Very colourful, healthy and tasty - and no naughtiness, well done!

  11. Look at all those colors! I love the Olympic rings :)

  12. The colorful fruits and vegetables are rather stunning.

  13. Cute! Tiny zucchini makes perfect rings! :D


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