I often get asked how I pack our Lovable Lunches.
Lets start out by showing you our Lovable Lunches from the past week.
My favorite one of the 4 below is the one with the stop light.
To make the stop light I used a small round cookie cutter and made 3 holes in a piece of cheese. Then I used the same cutter to cut out a piece of apple for the red light, a piece of cheddar cheese for the yellow light and a piece of green grape for the green light.
I use cookie or sandwich cutters for my Lovable Lunches.
I usually find the best deals at a second hand store or at the bulk barn. You can also purchase cutters at Michaels, although they tend to cost a bit more there. I prefer the metal cutters for sandwiches (like the purple butterfly below), but find plastic are good enough for meat or cheese etc.
It is always a good idea to buy cutters after a holiday as you can get them for 50 – 75% off!
I sometimes try to do a theme to match a unit my daughter has in school. I usually use Google to find ideas and then just modify it to what I have on hand.
The Lovable Lunch below was meant to be an owl, but turned out to look more like a penguin…I don’t worry too much, my daughter sure doesn’t mind!
We just keep the extra set on the fridge!
From idea to completion packing a Lovable Lunch for my daughter takes about 10-25 minutes. It does not always have to be creative, just using a variety of colors makes the lunch more appealing!
Have fun packing lunches! It is a great way to make healthier eating FUN.
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