Today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, yarrr! To celebrate, I be havin' a whole week's worth o' easy pirate lunches to share w' you today!
We love a good pirate theme for our lunches (I've managed to make one for every Pirate Day since I started packing lunches and a plenty in between) and with a few simple bento supplies, I can turn any lunch into a feast fit for a pirate king! Pirate cupcake rings are invaluable for making pirate-tastic lunches, add a few sword cocktail sticks and a gold coin or two for treasure and you've got yourself an instant pirate lunch, arrrr! Pirate themed lunches always go down well with my boys so it's a theme that crops up a lot.
Lunch 1: Roast beef slices, rolled and skewered on mini pirate skewers, pretzel sticks in a silicone cup, topped with a mini Babybel cheese, (X marking the spot where a gold chocolate coin was hidden!), buttered fruit loaf slices, cucumber slices and baby peppers, blueberries and fresh cherries with raisins in the dip well. This lunch was decorated with pirate cupcake rings and packed in our Yumbox classic bento box.
Lunch 2: Seeded tortilla wraps filled with roast chicken salad, raw red pepper sticks, giant cucumber slices, apple, dried apricots and a chocolate coin. This lunch was decorated with mini pirate skewers, pirate cupcake rings and pirate sword cocktail sticks, and packed in our Yumbox Panino bento box. I also packed a snack of baby carrots and black grapes, also topped with a pirate cupcake ring.
Lunch 3: (excuse the blurry photo on this one!), ham salad sandwiches on seeded bread, topped with pirate cupcake rings, an octopus orange, topped with a googly eye bento pick (check out how to make him here), raw carrot slices and red grapes topped with a star-fish cupcake pick. This lunch was packed in our yellow Monbento Tresor bento box.
Lunch 4: Flatbread filled with houmous and ham salad, mini Babybel cheese, chopped cooked beetroot skewered with pirate sword cocktail sticks, sliced fig, mini pepperoni sausage. This lunch was decorated with mini pirate skewers and pirate cupcake rings and packed in our Yumbox Panino bento box.
Lunch 5: Toasted bagel bites (bagel, sliced into rounds, brushed with a little oil and toasted in the oven - this is a great way to perk up bagels which are on the stale side!) with garlic cheese to spread on them, raw carrot and yellow pepper sticks, chopped chargrilled chicken, clementine and blueberries. This lunch was decorated with pirate cupcake rings and sword cocktail sticks, and packed in our orange Yumbox classic bento box.
Lunch 6: A bonus lunch, this was today's slightly terrifying offering! Small Child had a cheese roll filled with German sausage, decorated with an eyeball cupcake ring and ham eye patch. It didn't turn out quite how I imagined but it made us laugh so he took it to school anyway! On the side he had sugar snap peas, a baby cucumber, clementine orange, dried apple rings and raisins, with a gold chocolate coin hidden inside and an X alphabet bento pick marking the spot. This lunch was decorated with pirate cupcake rings, pirate sword cocktail sticks and packed in our Yumbox Panino bento box.
I hope you've found some fresh lunch inspiration in this fun piratey post. If you’d like more packed lunch ideas, head over to the creative bento lunches section here on the Eats Amazing blog where you’ll find over 450 fun packed lunches, enough to keep you going for the whole school year!
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