Good morning, I hope you had a lovely weekend and your week has started well! Today I'm sharing two bee themed lunches, one made for Small Child and one for Small Baby. Small Child's lunch was packed in a bento box for him to take to school as usual, and Small Baby had a muffin tin meal, as his was eaten at home.
I don't always make 'fun' food for Small Baby, though I do always try to present it nicely, but I made this one at the same time as Small Child's lunch, and popped it in the fridge ready for lunch time so it was no real extra effort.
In his bee themed lunch, Small Child had cheese, ham and cucumber sandwiches which I sliced into fingers and trimmed down to fit into the bento box. I decorated the sandwiches with carrot slices cut into flowers using a mini bento cutter, bee and flower food picks and grass shaped silicone dividers.
In the second tier I packed mango chunks and blueberries, which I arranged in a striped pattern to continue the bee theme. I also packed a reusable food pouch filled with organic raspberry yoghurt in his lunch bag (not shown).
As I mentioned above, Small Baby had his lunch in a silicone muffin tray. I used similar foods and colours so it was vaguely bee themed, but of course without the food picks etc as he is still to young for them.
For his lunch Small Baby had ham and houmous sandwiches, cut into mini triangles (Small Baby isn't all the fussed about bread, but I find he is much more likely to eat sandwiches if they are bite sized), cucumber and raw carrot slices (I cut the cucumber into flowers and swapped the middles for shapes cut from carrot) which I popped into a silicone cup to add extra colour, cheddar cheese, which I cut into mini cubes, and mango chunks with blueberries.
Small Baby thoroughly enjoyed his muffin tin meal, eating most of it. He even ate some of the carrot, which he won't normally try - poor carrot sticks usually find themselves thrown straight on the floor!
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