A Fishy Lunch

Feeling a little low on inspiration when making lunch recently, I decided to take my cue from one of the lunch ingredients – tuna – and give the whole lunch a fishy theme.

In this lunch Small Child had a wholemeal toasted pitta bread, cut in half and stuffed with tuna mayo.  I painted on a whale and a couple of fish with a little food colouring, and added some cucumber that had been cut to look vaguely like seaweed.  On the side he had some raw carrot fish and a Babybel cheese with a fish cut from the wax to decorate.

Eats Amazing - A fishy bento lunch

For his after school snack I packed a piece of banana chocolate cake (made using this gorgeous recipe from BBC Good Food – I replaced the milk with rice milk and used dark chocolate chips so that my dairy-free husband could eat it too), decorated with a little fish made from sprinkled icing sugar.  He also had some red grapes and blueberries, arranged in and around a cookie cutter in an attempt to look like a starfish.

Eats Amazing - A fishy bento after school snack

Everything got eaten, so it looks like sending smaller lunches with a snack for after school is working out much better than sending a large lunch.  I was concerned that an after school snack would ruin Small Child’s appetite for his dinner, as in the past he wouldn’t eat much after having a snack, but he’s still eating well at our family meal times, so he must be burning up lots of energy at school!


About Grace

Mum of two lovely boys, blogger, enthusiastic packer of bento lunches and UK bento shop owner. Sharing creative ideas for fun, healthy food that kids will love!
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2 Responses to A Fishy Lunch

  1. Jenn says:

    Yum! Love the fishy theme 😀

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