If you follow Eats Amazing over on Instagram, you may have spotted the simple Greek packed lunch I shared last week. This was a special lunch that I made for my 9 year old when he was celebrating Ancient Greek day at school. He had to dress up as an ancient Greek (the second day back to school after our summer break, talk about getting stuck in straight away!) so we decided to really enter into the spirit of it with a matching lunch inspired by Greek food.
My son dressed up as Zeus, ruler of Mount Olympus, so a lunch fit for royalty was needed. His amazing costume was made by my Mum, who is not only the best cook in the world, but also a whizz with the sewing machine! He loves dressing up, so was really excited about going to school in his costume, complete with a head of long white hair and a full beard! Little tip if you ever find yourself needing to hunt down a beard and wig for a Zeus costume – search for a Santa or Father Christmas beard, it’s a fraction of the price of a Zeus one, despite being exactly the same thing.
We went on the hunt for Greek inspired foods before packing this lunch, I was impressed at my son’s enthusiasm and his willingness to try new foods (falafels and feta cheese), though he definitely wasn’t up for having any olives with them!
In this lunch we packed some mini pitta breads (shop bought, but you could also try making your own with my easy pitta bread recipe), a little snack pot of houmous, mini falafels, some cubes of feta cheese, sliced baby cucumber and sliced mini pepper, plus some grapes. This lunch was packed in our Boon Trunk snack lunch box.
Do you have any suggestions for other Greek inspired foods we could try?
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