We are at it again, its another blog hop and I am having so much fun with the Star Wars theme!

Princess Leia is a cheese sandwich (big surprise!) with almond butter sandwich buns on the side. I’m kinda regretting the jelly
rosy cheeks’. Maybe pink soy paper circles would have worked better…

The Ewok is a cucumber bear with soy paper hood. He is resting on a bed of hummus, standing on a carrot log and holding a pretzel spear.

Our light sabers are pretzel sticks dipped into a mixture of cream cheese, coconut oil (to keep it from cracking as it dries) and a touch of vanilla syrup. I made a lot of ‘mistakes’ on this one because it was sooooo yummy! The colors are from using natural food colors. I tried for a blue using cabbage water and baking soda but the color wasn’t concentrated enough so it ended up too soupy.

For a little extra fun, I decorated the PlanetBox with stickers and included two Lego Ewoks

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the hop, these gals are so creative and fun. The hop starts bright and early on Friday (those dang East Coasters!) Click on the image below to see Kristie’s amazing work!

To make this lunch I used:

Decorative Bento Cutter Ham Cheese Cutter Set 15 Facial Expression
Decorative Bento Cutter Ham Cheese Cutter Set 18 Shapes
Japanese Bento Accessories Sandwich Cutter Small Animal and Flower

Oscar The Grouch Lunch

April 27, 2012

Today I had an avocado to use so I wracked my brain for something fun and green and came up with Oscar The Grouch

I used an Elmo cookie cutter to cut out a piece of toast then spread it with mashed up avocado mixed with salt and natural preservative (essentially, powdered vitamin c). The can is just an avocado sandwich.

Oscar does look awfully happy. I think its because he has his string cheese and cheese curls worms (Slimey is the one with eyes), stinky smelly green fish (hard-boiled egg dyed with natural food dye and put in an egg mold) and a messy pile of fruit (pineapple and strawberries). Unfortunately, Cora did not carry the lunch flat so Oscar got mangled and she really didn’t want to eat the resultant mess. Note to self, no open-faced sandwiches for awhile!

To make this lunch I used:


Easter Egg Lunch

April 5, 2012

Aaaaand we have another Easter themed lunch! For more spring/Easter fun, please check out my other lunches from this week or hop through the Bunny Hop linked at the end of the post.

Cheese Easter egg sandwich with natural (dye and sugar free) fruit leather designs.

In the upper corner I placed a pink egg (dyed with beet powder) with cheese stars in mung bean noodles dyed green using natural food dyes. I finished the lunch with Veggie Stix and fruit flowers.

To make this lunch I used:

Decorative Bento Accessories Ham Cheese Cutter 12 designs
Japanese Microwavable Bento Baran Food Partition Sheet Set

Don’t forget to do the Bunny Hop!

The full list of Bunny Hoppers:

Cora and I were reading the other night and it struck me this would be a fun lunch. While I waited (and waited and waited) for her to fall asleep, I plotted and planned and the next day it easily came together

Cream cheese and banana pigeon sandwich with cheese embellishment (dyed blue with natural food color), carrot beak and fruit leather letters

Pineapple bus with kiwi wheels and steering wheel

Hard boiled egg car (dyed green with natural food color)) and rainbow carrot stars

Finished off with a banana and strawberry hearts

To make this lunch I used:

Japanese Bento Accessory Cute Face Food Pick 8 pcs for Bento Box