There are now only two weeks left of school until the Christmas holidays, so I though it was about time I started making festive themed lunches. Hopefully I can come up with enough ideas to keep us in the festive mood for the next two weeks! Today’s lunch had a bit of a Christmas tree theme.
In his lunchbox Small Child had a homemade pizza whirl roll, split and filled with ham. On the other side he had a raw carrot salad, topped with cucumber Christmas trees. The carrot salad was really quick and easy to make; I put a splash of orange juice in a bowl with a dash of olive oil, then mixed in a small grated carrot & some raisins. I thought that it was a fun and different way to serve up Small Child’s favourite vegetable.
For dessert he had some frozen yoghurt Christmas trees (using organic vanilla yoghurt, which according to Small Child tastes just like ice-cream), a homemade beetroot & chocolate muffin, and some grapes decorated with sparkly ‘gem’ picks, which I thought looked a little like Christmas tree lights.
The lunch boxes came back more or less empty, with just a scraping of carrot salad left. Small Child said that the yoghurt trees held their shape (I packed them with a small ice pack either side of the ‘dessert’ box) but were soft enough to eat easily. Now to come up with some more ‘festive’ ideas…!