My backlog of photos of this year's Halloween themed bento lunches is building up, so I'm sharing a really quick and easy pumpkin bento lunch with you today. This lunch had a pumpkin sandwich decorated with a slice of cheddar cheese - I discovered ready sliced cheese (not the plastic stuff - proper cheese that's been nicely sliced!) a few months ago, and although I feel it's the height of laziness to use it, it is fantastic for a bit of quick and easy food art!
In this lunch, which was packed in our pink Yumbox Panino bento box, Small Child had a ham sandwich on seeded granary bread, which I topped with a slice of cheddar cheese. I cut shapes from the cheese to make a jack-o-lantern face before adding it to the sandwich, then finished it off with a green polka dot bento pick for the stalk and a green leaf bento pick. On the side he had a clemtine pumpkin, with a face drawn on with sharpie (the peel was discarded so obviously he didn't eat any bit with sharpie marks!) and another leaf pick. He also had a few raw sugar snap peas and orange pepper strips, which I decorated with eye bento picks. I finished the lunch off with a few raisins and dark chocolate chips in the dip well, which I decorated with a toy spider.
I was pleased with how this lunch turned out, with so little effort! If you'd like to see more of my Halloween food ideas and lunches, do check out the fun Halloween food section here on the Eats Amazing blog, or for more lunch ideas for the whole year around, check out my creative bento lunch ideas section, where you’ll find over 400 different school lunches!
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