Today's lunch was for the last day of term before Easter, so I wanted to make it 'egg-stra' special. I've been dying to try out something that I've seen all over Pinterest recently; plastic eggs in an egg carton, filled with food. I found extra large plastic eggs in the pound shop but they were too big for the egg cartons I had to hand, so I decided to go with normal sized plastic eggs and just use them for Small Child's dessert. There were rather a lot more treats than normal in there, just because it's nearly Easter. I kept the main part of his lunch pretty simple, as I'd spent a little extra time on his dessert.
In this lunch Small Child had a couple of cheese sandwiches, cut into chick shapes. On the side he had some raw red pepper rings, carrot flowers and a bunny rabbit boiled egg. I will be posting a tutorial on how to make the bunny egg shortly - it's a lot easier than it looks!
As mentioned before, I served his dessert up in a recycled egg box. I decorated it quickly the night before with a little stamped image of a bunny, and a note inside saying 'Happy Easter!'
Inside the plastic eggs he had a variety of treats; some mini organic alphabet biscuits, yoghurt covered strawberry fruit flakes, chocolate flavoured cereal, raisins, blueberries & some tiny mini chocolate eggs.
I also packed a frozen organic yoghurt tube (not shown). Rather unsurprisingly, almost all of this lunch got eaten, with just one sandwich and a few raisins left at the end of the day (they were polished off as a snack when he got home). Small Child was absolutely delighted that apparently one of his teachers 'thought' he had a carton of real eggs for lunch, so thank you lovely teacher whoever you were for playing along!