Yesterday in my creative Christmas sandwich ideas post I shared a penguin sandwich, so today I’m going to share the lunch that it went into and also a couple of other easy penguin themed foods, because penguins are always cute and provide a perfect theme for fun winter or Christmas food! Today is also Fun Food Friday, so as is usual in my Friday blog posts, there is a linky at the bottom of this post. If you’ve written any foodie posts, whether it be toddler meals, creative cakes, lovely lunches or a yummy recipe you’ve blogged, do feel free to join in and add your link! I try to comment on and tweet every post that’s linked up, and I pin them all to my special Fun Food Friday Pinterest board too.
First up is a penguin Babybel! This is very similar to my penguin sandwich and even easier to make. To make it, simply grab a round mini bento cutter, use it to remove a little circle of wax, then add edible icing eyes and a tiny triangle cut from a piece of carrot to make a beak. (You can find my tutorial for homemade icing eyes here, or alternatively buy them from Amazon UK).
Next up is a penguin clementine. This went down very well with both Small Child and Small Baby, who cooed at it for a while before showing any interest in eating it! To make, use the tip of a sharp knife cut a rough circle into the skin of the clementine, leaving a small triangle at the top for the beak, and leaving it attached at the bottom. Peel away to expose the fruit underneath, then cut the skin that is left into two rough feet and discard the rest. Cut two rounded flaps from the sides and peel away slightly to make the wings. Dot on the eyes with any pen – I used a sharpie (the skin will be discarded before eating so that bit won’t be eaten). I served it up with a few snowflake shaped sugar sprinkles.
Finally, here is the lunch that I made the penguin sandwiches for. Small Child is a big fan of penguins so this one went down very well with him! In this lunch I packed the penguin sandwiches (filled with roast chicken slices), a cheese string, carrot fishes in a cute silicone cup which I thought looked a little like a snowflake, a clementine, broken into segments, a penguin shaped silicone cup filled with raisins and a few marshmallows and some organic strawberry yoghurt, which I topped with a few snowflake sprinkles.
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