Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Ladybug Lunchbox

Just a quickie today :-) I bought this gorgeous little lunchbox last  year and have used it a few times, mostly for day outings for Miss M (she is my little M-Bug). 

It's easy to take a food pouch with yoghurt, toss a fruit salad in the base. . . 








. . . and trim a sandwich to fit in the top. Spreading some strawberry jam on top and adding a few sultanas and a cheese stick (down the back and for the eyes) turns it into a real lady bug.



I like to use a little baking paper under the sandwich to help lift it out. Simple!

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post may contain affiliate links.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Thunder and the House of Magic Lunches

We took Miss M to see Thunder and the House of Magic last weekend. It was a sweet film and starring a cat, well she was thrilled!
 A little like her Mumma, Miss M seems to like the bad guys and reminded me to include Jack (the Rabbit) and Maddie (the Mouse) in her lunch. They hid in the corner of her Easy LunchBoxes along with some strawberries, blueberries and ham.
Thunder (cheese and FooDoodlers) took pride of place atop her jam sandwich. She also had unadorned yoghurt and juice in a bottle under her sandwich.
 The next day she asked for a Jack lunch. Again I tried to send her drink bottle inside her lunchbox. This made the sandwich squish a little against the lid. I like to send any cheese art with the baking paper I use to press the image on in her lunch anyway. This also helps to make sure the cheese doesn't stick to the lid.
 It does however make it difficult to add pretty things like the magic top hat pick to the sandwich.
 Jack sitting pretty with his magic hat.
And Maggie perched on some chess with pepperoni. Plain yoghurt again.

Miss M had to have a go at making some cheese art too.

 Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post may contain affiliate links.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Tiger & Teddy Bear Dog Cupcakes

Wow, how did I miss posting these cuties? Welcome to Flashback Friday.
I think these tigers were inspired by Betty Crocker. Orange icing decorated with M&Ms, mini chocolate cops and writing icing.
There's a few Owl Cupcakes on the side there. You can read about them in this previous post. The other ones, well I think they were supposed to be Teddy Bears, but am pretty sure they are inspiredly these monkey cupcakes. I think they look more like dogs. Angry dogs. . .
At least they don't look quite so sad as my Panda. Oh dear. You can see why I only made one.
What do you think? Monkey, bear or dog?

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Kiss Me Quick

Miss M's class focused on fairy tales for Book Week last term. This is one of her lunches from then. A super quick & simple Lunch Punch frog Prince (or Princess) with edible glitter crown and strawberry lips puckered ready to smooch. A couple of blueberries make the perfect eyes.

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Repurposed Formula Dispenser Snacks

 I love picking up hints & tips from all sorts of sources. This one came from the Mothers Group I met when Honey was born. At one of our get togethers I noticed one mum using a formula dispenser as a snack container - why didn't I think of that?!? I love that the ones I found are roughly the same size as a drink bottle so they fit rather well into the pockets on the side of the girls' backpacks. Handy when looking at travelling :-)

This trial run outing Honey had some powdered milk (for just in case), a sandwich, strawberries and Milk Arrowroots.
Miss M has a slightly different container with deeper sections. She also has strawberries and Milk Arrowroots. Her third section has some limited edition Australian shaped Shapes.


Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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