Friday, September 14, 2012

Tropical Island Bento

Monday, 8/27/12 - One of our last Summer bentos! This week's Little Gym summer camp theme was "Islands to Icebergs" and was about the different animals, climates, and cultures from around the world.
CoJack and Smoked Gouda cheese fish, grape-and-strawberry kebabs,
PB-chocolate sandwich, hummus, green beans.

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Something's Fishy in Paradise: I used a tiny fish cutter to make fish shapes out of Colby Jack and Smoked Gouda (her current fave!) cheeses. I tucked the scraps underneath.

Fruity Flowers: I alternated sliced strawberries and grapes on some hibiscus food skewers. I had wanted to do all five colors, but only four would fit. Boohoo.

Island Girl: I cut a volcano island out of her PB-chocolate almond butter sandwich freehand. I added a hula girl and some palm tree cupcake picks to give it ambiance. And made green bean sea grass, or whatever.
The mini muffin cup of hummus is the sun - or the fiery lava erupting from the volcano, depending on who you ask. Apparently I'm cheerier and more optimistic than my wee girlie. She was very excited at her erupting volcano!

After arguing over the validity of each lunch element ("There are no fish ON an island, Mama!" "Flowers don't grow in the ocean with the fish!" etc,) she ended up not eating most of it, as I recall. The Smoked Gouda and strawberry bits for sure, and nibbles from the sandwich. She may have eaten some or all of her green beans And I think she ate some of the CoJack cheese.

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  1. I love how you got challenged on lunch elements. They are so, clever, aren't they?! Fantastic as usual! I love your blog and have followed it and envied your creativity for quite some time. I’ve awarded you the One Lovely Blog & Very Inspiring Blogger Award! You can find out all about it by clicking here ( You’re under no obligation to accept it, I just wanted to recognize you :) Thanks for all the wonderful blogging!

  2. This is the cutest bento that I have seen in a long while!

  3. If it makes you feel better, I would have eaten every bite of this lunch! You are so creative! thanks for sharing this for Fancy Sandwich Friday : )

  4. That is cute. I love how you put the cheese scraps underneath because I always wonder what people do when they cut out shapes from the food. I'm too cheap to waste it. ;)

  5. I wish I could eat one of your adorable lunches! Your kids are very lucky!


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