Today I’m sharing a simple lunch packed in our blue Yumbox – this may look complicated but it really was a minimal effort lunch that I threw together in about 5 minutes maximum! One of my favourite things about packing bento style lunches is that you can throw all sorts of odds and ends into a box and it looks great. This is particularly perfect on days when you’ve run out of bread so can’t make sandwiches, and I’ve found that my children love having lots of little bits and pieces to nibble on. If you’re looking for finger foods for this kind of lunch, check out my 60 lunch box foods to mix and match post – you should find plenty of inspiration there, covering all of the main food groups, without a sandwich in sight!
In this lunch Small Child had a large slice of roast chicken breast which I cut up into bite-size pieces and topped with a mini snow-globe cupcake pick, a silicone cup full of mini snowman shaped crackers, cucumber slices, with a little star cut from the middle using a mini bento cutter, a few blueberries, a clementine, which I peeled, broke into segments and topped with a snowman cupcake ring, natural yoghurt, topped with a few chocolate stars and a couple of little snowman shaped marshmallows for a treat.
Small Child loved this lunch and ate most of it, finishing off the last few scraps on his way home from school!
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