Friday, June 14, 2013

Waving the Flag - Happy Flag Day!


Sometimes it's easier to have a theme to inspire me. So I will grasp at any straw... or in this case, random holiday, to help me decide what I'm going to design our lunches around. So. Happy Flag Day, everyone!

Baby E's Lunch
GF PBJ bites, GF pretzel sticks, gouda stars and scraps; organic sugar snap peas, apple, strawberries, and blueberries
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Neither girl eats a lot of sandwich lately, so I used my FunBites Cube It cutter to make enough little bites out of a single gluten-free PBJ for both girls. For E, I stuck in some patriotic star cupcake picks to help make it fun. And it worked. She ate them all!

Red, White, and Blue: I happened to have some chunks of Golden Delicious apples to use up, plus strawberries that needed some judicious pruning to salvage the still-edible parts, and some blueberries to use up. How perfect is that?

Stars and Stripes: I was excited to have all the right colors of star silicone muffin cups (the white ones came from this set.) I used a mini star cutter on some white gouda cheese, and gave E a few stars, plus the scraps. For "stripes," I included some gluten-free pretzel sticks.

Little Z's Lunch
GF pretzel sticks, GF PBJ bites, gouda stars; organic sugar snap peas, apple, strawberries, and blueberries
I used all the same foods and theme for both girls, which I rarely ever do, mostly because they have different tastes/ And I'm lazy. Since I didn't have to worry about her gouging out anyone's eye, Big Sis got some patriotic wooden flag skewers I found at a local party supply store.
And instead of a red-white-and-blue fruit salad jumble, I put hers on some heart cupcake picks (I found mine at Dollar Tree around Valentine's Day.)

Tools of the Trade
      Japanese Bento Silicone Food Cup Star 6P Star

1 comment:

  1. So patriotic! Thanks so much for linking up to the 4th of July Linky Party & Happy Independence Day!


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