Garden Bug Themed Lunch & Fun Food Friday #44

Good morning and happy Friday to you all! I’m so glad it’s Friday – with the dark autumn days we’ve been having this week I’m feeling the need for a pyjama day, so that’s our tomorrow sorted!  In the meantime, the weather may have turned cold and miserable, but with today’s lunch I’m sharing a little reminder of sunny summer days in the garden, with a fun garden bug themed lunch.

Welcome to another Fun Food Friday too! As is usual in my Friday blog posts, there is a linky at the bottom of this post, so if you’ve written any foodie posts, whether it be toddler meals, creative cakes, lovely lunches or a yummy recipe you’ve blogged, do feel free to join in and add your link! I try to comment on and tweet every post that’s linked up, and I pin them all to my special Fun Food Friday Pinterest board too.

Back to today’s lunch! Small Child’s bug lunch came about because I had a couple of sub rolls left over from making bonfire night hot dogs, and wanted to use them up for our lunches.  I had a little think about how I could add a fun twist to them, and decided to use food picks to add legs and eyes to turn one into a fun caterpillar.

In this lunch Small Child had his sub roll caterpillar, which I split and filled with ham and houmous, before adding eye picks and polka dot picks to make the legs and antennae. I rested the roll on a couple of lettuce shaped silicone dividers, and added a mini Baybel cheese, which I turned into a ladybird with the help of a sharp knife, mini circle cutters and an edible marker pen for the eyes.  On the side he had carrot and cucumber flowers which I shaped with mini bento cutters and decorated with leaf picks and bug picks, and an apple, which I cored, sliced and dipped in orange juice (to prevent browning) before decorating with a couple of pretty 3D butterfly picks. I finished the lunch off with some raisin ‘dirt’ in the dip well, which I topped with a couple of my homemade edible icing eyes.

Bug Themed Food - Fun Garden Bugs School Lunch Idea from Eats Amazing UK

Small Child enjoyed his bug lunch, eating most of it at school and finishing the rest off as an after school snack.

Now it’s your turn to share! Have you been making any fun food recently? Please link up your foodie posts below and share the inspiration around. You can also link up Instagram, Facebook or Twitter pictures if you don’t have a blog of your own.

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Thank you in advance for linking up, I hope you find some fun inspiration!


Dinosaur Lunches for Dinovember

As I may have mentioned in an earlier post, this month it is Dinovember! Our dinosaurs have been coming out to play most evenings (apart from when Small Child forgets to let them out of their box before he goes to bed!), and Small Child is clearly feeling quite inspired by them, with extra imaginative play happening all over the place.  Yesterday we found that they had broken into Small Child’s treasure chest (hidden carefully behind the sofa by Small Child, but those dinosaurs don’t miss a thing!) and the day before they were playing pirates in a boat that Small Child and I recently made from a giant cardboard box.  Dinovember has inspired some special dinosaur themed lunches too of course, so today I’m going to share a couple that I made last week.

First up is a lunch made in our Laptop Lunches bento box. I had some leftover brown rice to use up, and I also wanted to incorporate one of our fun dinosaur shaped silicone moulds into the lunch, so I was delighted when the idea came to me of filling the mould with the rice and popping it into the box with the design facing upwards so that Small Child could see it.  I filled up the space around the dinosaur with chopped raw red pepper, cucumber and green grapes – the idea being that Small Child could pull the dinosaur up to release the rice, then stir it all together to make a rice salad. I did explain this to him before packing the lunchbox in his lunch bag, and he said it worked well, hurrah! On the side he had chicken slices, rolled and skewered on a dinosaur cupcake pick, chopped dragon fruit (a new food find for us, and a massive hit with Small Child!), also decorated with dinosaur picks, and some organic natural yoghurt, topped with some dinosaur shaped sprinkles. Small Child at all of this lunch and seemed to have really enjoyed it!

Fun Dinosaur School Lunch for a Dinosaur Loving Child from Eats Amazing UK

The second dinosaur lunch I’m sharing with you today was made in our green Yumbox.  I started off this lunch by making dinosaur shaped tortilla crisps, which I sprinkled with some mixed herbs before baking.  I used this set of dinosaur cookie cutters to cut out the shapes and was pleased to find they fitted perfectly in the Yumbox compartment! I also packed some ham, rolled and skewered on a dinosaur cupcake pick, some raw carrot sticks and a mini cucumber, which I decorated by cutting the word DINO into the skin,  a cut up cheese string and a mini Babybel cheese, which I turned into a dinosaur eye by cutting some of the wax off with circle cutters, and popped into a lettuce shaped silicone cup. I packed some cut up dragon fruit for dessert, decorated with another dinosaur pick, and finished the lunch off with a few ocean themed fruit jellies in the little dip well – I thought that the shell shapes made great little fossils!

Fun Dinosaur Food - Dinosaur Themed Bento Lunch for Dinovember from Eats Amazing UK

I was actually running a little early for once, so I took a couple of extra minutes and decorated the outside of the Yumbox too.  I did this with liquid chalk markers (the set I use can be found on Amazon UK here) which easily wash off with a damp cloth when you have finished with them. I used a stencil for the dinosaurs – my drawing skills aren’t anywhere near that good!

Decorate the outside of your Yumbox Lunch Box with Chalk Markers and Dinosaur Stensils - Eats Amazing UK

I’ve made quite a few dinosaur lunches over the years, including some for Dinovember last year.  I’ve showcased some of them below – if you click on the individual images it will take you to the original blog posts where you can find full details of the lunches.

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To see what our own dinosaurs got up to during Dinovember last year see this post, this post and this post.  You can also click here to browse my Dinosaur archives, where you’ll find Dinosaur food ideas, lunches and other dinosaur fun too!

Have you let your dinosaurs out to play this Dinovember?

Grace

Gruffalo Book Themed Lunch

Today I’m sharing a Gruffalo themed lunch, which I made for Small Child on a day when he had a school trip to see ‘The Gruffalo’ at the theatre recently.  I really enjoyed making this lunch, especially coming up with some fresh ideas for Gruffalo themed foods, and think some of the ideas would work well if you wanted to make them in bulk for a Gruffalo party too.

To start the Gruffalo lunch, I made knobbly knees tortilla wraps, which were filled with houmous and a little baby leaf spinach and decorated with an edible marker pen.  Next I added orange eyes (raw carrot disks dotted with a black edible marker pen), poisonous warts (peas) and purple prickles (Bear yoyo fruit strips – cut into triangles).  He also had roasted fox (BBQ chicken topped with alphabet picks spelling out FOX), a Babybel Cheese owl, scrambled snake (a fruit string topped with a couple of edible icing eyes) and some terrible teeth made from a chopped cheese string.  I finished the lunch off with some nuts (grapes dipped in chocolate) and a mouse food pick.

Gruffalo food - book themed school lunch idea with Babybel Owl from Eats Amazing UK

Here’s a close up of a couple of the compartments. I was really pleased with how the Babybel Owl came out! To make it, I first cut a circle from the wax using a mini circle cutter to make his tummy.  I then used a slightly bigger circle cutter to cut a piece from the top of the Babybel, then, using the wax from the spare piece, I used the same cutter to cut out two wings and stuck them into place.  I finished the owl off with two edible icing eyes, and made a beak from a spare piece of wax.  The eyes were stuck on with a little cream cheese, the wax wings and beak just stuck without any ‘glue’ needed – that’s the beauty of the mouldable wax on a Babybel!

Gruffalo book themed food - Babybel Owl - Scrambled Snake - Edible Orange Eyes - Poisonous Warts - Purple Prickles from Eats Amazing UK

Small Child LOVED this Gruffalo lunch, mainly because he was really excited about his theatre trip I think! He really enjoyed the show, and excitedly talked about it for several days afterwards!

Grace

PS This lunch was packed in our Yumbox – now available in the Eats Amazing Shop!

Yumbox Classic in Pomme Green from Eats Amazing UK  Yumbox Classic in Framboise Pink from Eats Amazing UK  Yumbox Classic in Myrtille Blue from Eats Amazing UK

Children in Need Day Lunch & Fun Food Friday #43

Today is Children in Need Day here in the UK, an annual fundraising event which raises money to help disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.  Small Child’s school is joining in the fun, with a dress-up day, cake stalls and other fundraising activities.  This year the theme is ‘Be a Hero’ so Small Child went off to school as ‘Super Spider Pudsey’, also known as a spiderman suit with added cloak and Pudsey Bear ears! Of course he needed a lunch to match, so at his request I made a Pudsey Bear/Spiderman lunch! I also made some spotty cakes to send into school, which sadly I forgot to take a photo of!

Today is Fun Food Friday too, so as usual, you’ll find a linky at the bottom of today’s post.  If you’ve written any foodie posts, whether it be toddler meals, creative cakes, lovely lunches or a yummy recipe you’ve blogged, do feel free to join in and add your link!  Over the course of the week, I try to comment on and tweet every post that’s linked up and I pin them all to my special Fun Food Friday Pinterest board too.

In today’s special lunch for Children in Need Small Child had a seed and oatmeal pitta bread, which I cut into bear shapes with the CuteZCute Animal Friends Cutter.  I stamped a face on them using the bear face from the CuteZCute Cuddle Palz Set and added Pudsey’s spotty bandage using a piece of tortilla wrap and some edible marker pens to draw on the spots. On the side he had a small spotty sauce container full of organic houmous to spread on the pittas, a whole baby cucumber and a baby banana (I discovered these recently, how cute are they?!).  He also had rolls of ham and some red and green grapes, both decorated with Spiderman cupcake rings, and some raisins, topped with a bear fork pick. This lunch was packed in our Yumbox Panino.

Pudsey Superhero themed bento lunch for Children in Need Day from Eats Amazing UK

If you would like to donate to Children in Need, you can do so here. It really is a great cause!

Now it’s your turn to share! Have you been making any fun food recently? Please link up your foodie posts below and share the inspiration around. You can also link up Instagram, Facebook or Twitter pictures if you don’t have a blog of your own.

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Thank you in advance for linking up, I hope you find some fun inspiration!


Alphabet Lunches – Letters Y & Z

Today I’m finally finishing off my alphabet themed lunch series! I’m sharing the last two letter’s together, so today’s letters are Y and Z.  The alphabet letters seemed to get progressively more difficult to theme lunches on as I went along – A was certainly easier than Z, but I made it in the end!

Eats Amazing UK - Alphabet Themed Food and Bento School Lunch Ideas for Children

In his Y themed lunch, Small Child had rice cakes, decorated with a Yellow silicone divider, rolls of ham, decorated with Yellow polka dot picks and a Yoda cupcake ring, Yellow pepper, decorated with a Yellow crayon pick, dried apricots and some Bear Yoyos, decorated with Y alphabet picks and a Yellow flower pick, some natural Yoghurt, decorated with Yellow smiley face sprinkles, and a treat of a few Yellow jelly sweets.  Our Y lunch had to be packed in our Yumbox of course!

Eats Amazing - Alphabet Themed Kids Bento Lunches - Y is for Yumbox Yellow Pepper Yoda Yoghurt

In his Z themed lunch Small Child had grated Zucchini, carrot and cheddar cheese omelette cakes (I adapted my rainbow omelette cake recipe for these) – we do normally call them courgettes but for alphabet lunch purposes, that day they were Zucchini! On the side he had some pretzel sticks and an Organix carrot oaty bar, decorated with Z alphabet picks and a Zebra cupcake pick, a Babybel cheese, with a Z cut from the wax to decorate, and strawberries and blueberries, decorated with a whole Zoo of animal food picks! This lunch was packed in our Addis food container.

Eats Amazing - Alphabet Themed Kids Bento Lunches - Z is for Zucchini Omlettes Zebra Zoo

I can’t believe I’ve finally finished the alphabet! I may have to put together a round-up post so that I can see them all together, but otherwise, that’s it for the alphabet lunch series! To see the full series of alphabet lunches click here.

Grace

Items used to make these lunches:

Yumbox Classic in Pomme Green from Eats Amazing UKPolka Dot Bento Food Picks from Eats Amazing UKSilicone Bright Baran Dividers for Bento Boxes from Eats Amazing UKStar Wars Cupcake Rings Decorations from Eats Amazing UKBright Crayon Cupcake Picks Decorations from Eats Amazing UKRainbow Flower Bento  Picks from Eats Amazing UKZoo Animal Cupcake Picks Decorations from Eats Amazing UKBright Animal Fork Picks Giraffe from Eats Amazing UK

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Kiwi Fruit Dinosaur Eggs for Dinovember

As you know, I’m very enthusiastic about presenting food in new and creative ways in order to encourage children to try eating more healthy foods.  I always do my best to keep things simple, as most of us have busy lives with various time pressures and not many of us have the time or the inclination to spend hours in the kitchen.  Part of my aim in setting the Eats Amazing blog up was to share simple tips and tricks to make children’s food and bento lunches fun with minimal effort! Sometimes I stray from my objective and get a little more elaborate, but today’s lunch contains a classic example of a very simple trick – with a sharp knife you can turn a kiwi fruit into a dinosaur egg in a matter of seconds!

Kiwi fruit is a whole lot more fun to eat for kids when you turn it into a dinosaur egg - idea and tutorial from Eats Amazing UK

I made a dinosaur egg because this month is Dinovember! If you haven’t heard of Dinovember yet, you’re in for a treat – do pop over and have a look at the original Dinovember website to see what it’s all about! Here’s the lunch the kiwi ‘egg’ went into.  It was dinosaur themed of course (although Small Child’s first guess as I was making the sandwiches was Star Wars, pfft!).  In this lunch Small Child had dinosaur footprint roast chicken sandwiches on granary bread (to make, simply cut sandwiches into circles using a circle cutter, then cut two triangles out of each to make the ‘toes’, a mini Babybel cheese, decorated with a dinosaur cupcake pick, a kiwi fruit dinosaur egg, cucumber chunks and some sugar-snap peas, also decorated with a dinosaur cupcake pick. I also added a tube of frozen yoghurt and a spoon for the kiwi fruit

Dinosaur themed food - footprint sandwiches and a kiwi dino egg in this simple bento lunch from Eats Amazing UK

Here’s a quick tutorial for the kiwi fruit ‘egg’, it’s so quick and easy but I think it looks really effective! All you need is a kiwi fruit and a small sharp knife.  These would be fun to serve up at a dinosaur themed party, as well as in a lunch box!  To make, simply cut a zig zag shape all around the kiwi with the knife as shown below.  Make sure you push the knife well into the fruit, so that it will come apart easily.

Serving idea for kiwi fruit - cut a zig zag pattern then pull appart to look like a flower or an egg - tutorial from Eats Amazing UKWhen you have cut the zig zag all the way around, put the knife down and gently pull the two halves of the kiwi fruit apart.  It should come straight apart, but you may need to go over the cuts a little deeper if it doesn’t come apart easily. Serve up with a spoon to eat it – toy dinosaurs optional!

Dinovember kiwi fruit - turn into fun edible dinosaur eggs with this simple cutting trick from Eats Amazing UK

I use this method regularly, and change its name depending on the time of year – with a bit of imagination it becomes an Easter egg in the spring, a flower in the summer and a star at Christmas! Right now though, our kiwi fruits are definitely dinosaur eggs, Small Child is a big fan of Dinovember!

Grace

Items used to make this lunch:

Double Sided Nesting Round Cookie Scone Cutters from Eats Amazing UKDinosaur Themed Cupcake Picks Decorations from Eats Amazing UK

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Alphabet Lunch – Letter X

This week I am determined to finally finish sharing my series of alphabet themed school lunch ideas! I only have three letters left to share – X, Y and Z, so today is the turn of the letter X.

Eats Amazing UK - Alphabet Themed Food and Bento School Lunch Ideas for Children

As you can imagine, X was the most difficult lunch of all – it’s very difficult to find any words beginning with X, let alone foods! My blogging friend Cristi from Bent On Better Lunches suggested a great idea – make a lunch, and X-ray it! So here is my X-Rayed X lunch! (no lunch was harmed in the making of this photo!)

X-Ray version of X themed Alphabet Bento School Lunch from Eats Amazing UKIt didn’t look quite like that when I sent it to school of course, so below is the un-X-rayed version.  Small Child had the great idea of an ‘X marks the spot’ theme for his X lunch, so that is what I went with.

In this lunch I packed a quesadilla, made from a wholemeal tortilla and filled with grated cheddar cheese, chopped ham and finely chopped yellow pepper. I cut the quesadilla in half, then trimmed it down to fit in the box and turned it into a treasure map using edible marker pens. On the side he had raw carrot, cut into X shapes using an alphabet cutter, red grapes and a plum, cored and sliced and decorated with X alphabet picks.  I finished the lunch off with a pile of natural yoghurt bones in crossed X shapes, frozen into shape using this silicone mould.

Eats Amazing - Alphabet Themed Kids Bento Lunches - X is for X marks the spot X-ray

Small Child really enjoyed this lunch, he said he saved the X on the map (his favourite bit) until last.  He was pleased to find some treasure too – I hid a small gold chocolate coin under the quesadilla! Just two more alphabet lunches to go now, phew!

Grace

Items used to make this lunch:

  

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Bonfire Bentos and Fun Food Friday #42

On Wednesday we celebrated Bonfire Night (also known as Guy Fawkes Night or Fireworks Night) and Small Child is also studying Guy Fawkes at school at the moment so he had several bonfire themed lunches this week.  I shared one, our rocket sandwich lunch earlier this week, and today I’ll share two more with you. Today is also Fun Food Friday, so as usual, you’ll find a linky at the bottom of today’s post.  If you’ve written any foodie posts, whether it be toddler meals, creative cakes, lovely lunches or a yummy recipe you’ve blogged, do feel free to join in and add your link!  Over the course of the week, I try to comment on and tweet every post that’s linked up and I pin them all to my special Fun Food Friday Pinterest board too.

The first lunch I’m sharing was a special bento lunch I made to commemorate the bonfire plot.  In this lunch Small Child had a ham sandwich on granary bread, which I trimmed down to fit in the box, and topped with a piece of tortilla wrap, on which I doodled a rough picture of the Houses of Parliament using an edible marker pen. On the side he had a pretzel stick bonfire with ‘flames’ cut from raw carrot and cheddar cheese, a clementine firework and two star shaped silicone cups filled with grapes and some more carrot, cut into firework shapes. This lunch was packed in our Polar Gear Bento Box.

Fireworks Themed Bento Box to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night with an Edible Houses of Parliment from Eats Amazing UK

Here’s a closer look at my (rather dodgy) sketch of the Houses of Parliament.  Mr Amazing was kind enough to assure me that it looks nothing like the Houses of Parliament (how kind of him)!

Doodle Sandwich - Tortilla Wrap topped sandwich with the Houses of Parliment drawn on with edible marker pen - lunch to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night from Eats Amazing UK

The second lunch was a more general firework themed lunch, which was packed in our blue Yumbox.  In this lunch Small Child had crackers in a flower shape silicone cup, a cheese string, cut in half and decorated with eye picks (they were supposed to be funny firework men but I’m not sure how successful that was!), rolls of German sausage, skewered on a foil sparkler, strips of raw carrot and yellow pepper, a clementine and some grapes.  I filled the mini dip well with chocolate Philadelphia cheese (Small Child spread it on his crackers – I added a small butter knife to his lunch bag) and scattered over some star sprinkles to finish it off.

Fireworks Themed Bento Lunch idea in the Yumbox from Eats Amazing UK

Small Child said he really enjoyed his fireworks lunches this week, and I really enjoyed making them too, it was a fun theme to work with!

Now it’s your turn to share! Have you been making any fun food recently? Please link up your foodie posts below and share the inspiration around. You can also link up Instagram, Facebook or Twitter pictures if you don’t have a blog of your own.

A few quick reminders before you link up; please visit some of the other blogs that have linked up and leave them a comment – we all love comments! If you are linking up from your blog, please grab the button below too, and put it either in your blog post or somewhere on your blog. Both old and new posts are very welcome, and do feel free to link up several posts if you’d like.

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Thank you in advance for linking up, I hope you find some fun inspiration!


Last of the 2014 Halloween Lunches

I know Halloween has been and gone now, but I’ve been so snowed under recently I didn’t manage to share all of my Halloween lunches, so this post is a mini round-up of the last few lunches from this year’s Halloween season. They were all simple and quick to throw together, as I was very busy and very tired in the run-up to half term.

First up was a simple lunch in our Yumbox Classic bento box, which had a bit of an exclectic mix of Halloween themes! In this lunch I packed mini pumpkin shaped cheese sandwiches, made using a cutter from this plunger cutter set and popping into a red silicone cup, rolls of ham, held together with spider cupcake rings, raw red pepper and carrot sticks, topped with a toy black rat, strawberries and raspberries topped with an eyeball cupcake ring and strawberry yoghurt, topped with a skull made from frozen natural yoghurt (I used this silicone mould to shape the skull). I finished the lunch with a couple of dried apricots and a mini chocolate pumpkin, which I popped in the treat well.

Simple Halloween Bento Lunch from Eats Amazing UK with Pumpkin Shaped Sandwiches

The second lunch was made up of leftovers – my favourite kind of lunch! Small Child had some hot homemade root vegetable and bacon stew in his TUMTUM food flask (review of this flask to follow shortly), a piece of French baguette, cut into thin slices and decorated with Halloween cupcake picks, a cheese string, cut into pieces and popped in with the bread, and an apple, cored, sliced and dipped in orange juice to prevent browning.  I decorated the apple with a spiderweb cupcake ring, a plastic spider and a couple of mini chocolate eyeballs.  The sides were packed in TUMTUM Bugs snack boxes, and at Small Child’s request I included a spoon from the TUMTUM Bugs range too.  Just like his mother, he loves things that match!

Simple cupcake rings and picks can turn leftovers into a fun Halloween themed lunch - Eats Amazing UK

The last lunch was a simple one that I made with help from Small Child. He asked if I could recreate my recent spider web sandwich (see this post for details) with him drawing the web himself, so I made up a circle sandwich (filled with ham, houmous and lettuce), and topped it with a circle cut from a tortilla wrap, ready for him to draw on with an edible marker pen.  When it came to it, he changed his mind about the spider web and drew a ghost instead.  I thought it was really cute! As well as decorating the ghost sandwich, Small Child cut up some raw red pepper chunks and added them to his lunch along with a skeleton cupcake pick.  I separated the sandwich from the pepper with a lettuce shaped silicone divider.

For ‘pudding’ he had natural yoghurt, frozen in a silicone mould to make vampire teeth, strawberries and raspberries, decorated with a ghost pick, some raisins and a single jelly snake sweet. This lunch was packed in our Yumbox Panino.

Ghostly Bento Lunch for Halloween with doodle on your sandwich idea from Eats Amazing UK

Small Child thoroughly enjoyed his Halloween themed lunches and food this year.  You may be pleased to hear though that that’s it from me on the subject of Halloween food… until next year…!

Grace

Rocket Sandwiches for Fireworks Night

Today is the 5th November – fireworks night or bonfire night here in the UK.  We’ll be celebrating properly with a local fireworks display on Saturday but I wanted to mark the occasion with some creative food in Small Child’s lunch today.  I had a last minute brainwave for how to create fun rocket shaped sandwiches last night, and was really pleased with how they turned out.  These would be great for a bonfire party, as well as for lunch boxes of course!

Firework Rocket Sandwiches for Bonfire Night - full instructions and pictures from Eats Amazing UKI used two simple tools to make these – a cupcake plunger and some plastic star skewers. I’ve had the cupcake plunger for a few years, and have only ever used it with cupcakes, but it occurred to me that it would make a great tool for bento! If you don’t have a cupcake plunger, a small circle cutter would also work for this, although may be a little more fiddly.

Here’s how to make them.  First gather together your tools and ingredients.  I used granary bread and ham to fill.  You could use any bread you like and other fillings such as pepperoni, salami or cheese would also work well. With the cupcake plunger, cut your first circle from the bread.  Leave the bread circle in the plunger, then cut a circle from ham, so that the ham sits on top of the bread, still keeping them within plunger.  Repeat, cutting alternating circles of bread and your filling, until the plunger is full.

How to make firework rocket sandwiches for bonfire night by Eats Amazing UK - Part 1

Take one of your skewers, and insert it into the middle of the plunger, pushing it all the way through to the bottom.  Carefully push the bread out with the plunger, taking care to ensure the skewer is still pushed all the way through.

How to make firework rocket sandwiches for bonfire night by Eats Amazing UK - Part 2

Remove the whole sandwich from the plunger, and push the skewer the rest of the way through.  Cut a piece of pepper into a triangle for the top of the rocket and stick it onto the end of the skewer. Repeat to make as many rockets as you need. You could also try using different colours of pepper, or other vegetables such as carrot or cucumber to make the top the rockets with.

How to make firework rocket sandwiches for bonfire night by Eats Amazing UK - Part 3

I packed our rocket sandwiches in the Yumbox Panino.  As well as the sandwiches, Small Child had carrot and cucumber stars, red grapes, into which I stuck a foil sparkler (I trimmed it down by cutting the wooden stick with scissors so that it would fit) and dried banana chips.  I finished the lunch off with some tiny stars which I cut from the pepper scraps and added a reusable food pouch full of organic yoghurt to his lunch bag.

Rocket Firework Themed Bento Lunch in the Yumbox for Bonfire Night - Eats Amazing UK

Small Child was really excited to take his fireworks lunch to school this morning!

As well as making some fun food, I am also celebrating fireworks night with a fantastic sale in the newly re-launched Eats Amazing Shop this week! If you use the code fawkes14 you can have 20% off everything* in the shop!

Massive sale to celebrate the re-launch of the Eats Amazing UK Bento Shop

Grace

Items used to make this lunch:

 Yumbox Panino in Pomodoro Red from Eats Amazing UK Bright Childrens Plastic Star Skewers from Eats Amazing UK

Disclosure: This post contains some Amazon affiliate links; I may receive commission on items purchased through the links.

*20% off sale excludes Yumbox bento boxes