Following on from yesterday's Star Wars themed bento lunches, today I'm sharing a couple more lunches based on another of Small Child's favourite themes - Angry Birds! The sum total of Small Child's computer gaming is the (very) occasional 5 minutes on my iPhone playing Angry Birds, but this seems to have inspired a whole host of imaginative play ideas. Added to that an Angry Birds annual he received for Christmas and an Angry Birds racing game he bought with his pocket money recently, it's safe to say that Small Child is currently crazy about Angry Birds, so a themed lunch always goes down well.
The first lunch was packed in our blue Yumbox classic, and was made up of lots of little bits and pieces. In this lunch I packed a couple of salmon and red pepper sushi rolls (shop bought, but I have plans to attempt to make my own in the pipeline!), mini cream cheese sandwiches made using brioche bread, which I cut into triangles and decorated with pieces of carrot and cheese to make the yellow angry bird, carrot sticks, with a little green piggy food pick hiding inside and some houmous to dip them in, a mini Babybel cheese, with a piggy nose cut from the wax to decorate (I used a cutter from the CuteZCute Animal Friends set to cut this), an organix oaty bar, cut into bite size pieces, and a clementine, peeled and broken into segments. I decorated the lunch with Angry Birds cupcake rings and sent it off to school with one very happy little boy!
The second lunch was packed in our Yumbox Panino, and starred a red angry bird sandwich. The sandwich was made from seeded wholemeal bread, which I cut out using my largest circle cutter. I filled the sandwich with roast chicken slices and baby spinach leaves, and decorated it with a slice of chicken, carrot for the beak, cucumber skin for the eyebrows and cheddar cheese eyes, which I cut out with a mini bento cutter and dotted with an edible marker pen. On the side I packed carrot sticks, red grapes, raisins (under the cheese) and cheddar cheese, which I cut into mini cubes and topped with a green piggy pick. I finished the lunch off with Angry Birds cupcake rings and some silicone lettuce leaves, which I popped under the sandwich to decorate and hold it in place.
Small Child loved his Angry Birds lunches and ate every last bit of both of them!
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