Tuesday, June 1, 2010

EasyLunchbox fiesta!

For my 8-year-old. This lunch ended up looking like a bit of a mess, I think.

EasyLuncbox Fiesta

In the big section: cheddar cheese stars, a strawberry, a few peppered turkey rolls (secured with monkey picks), two grape kabobs (on swizzle sticks), a homemade granola bar, and baby carrots.

The smaller sections contain homemade salsa (heavy on cilantro - So.Good.) and corn chips.
I used a small piece of plastic cling wrap over the section with the salsa and it worked really well to keep it contained. I think as long as you are using a lunchbag that holds the EasyLunchbox flat (such as their own) and you aren't swinging it crazily all around, most liquidy things will stay put very well.

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The Planet Pink said... [Reply to comment]

Mmmm... homemade salsa recipe please! I've got cilantro growing in my garden!

Mrs. Ed said... [Reply to comment]

I think this lunch looks fun and colorful!

EasyLunchboxes (Kelly Lester) said... [Reply to comment]

If this is a mess then I only want to eat messes. I live for cilantro. That looks delish!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks, ladies!

Planet Pink - I'll have to get the recipe from my hubs. He's the resident salsa maker around here. :)

Pigs Do Fly said... [Reply to comment]

When I read "you aren't swinging it crazily all around most liquidy things will stay put very well", I decided that I want your kids ;) I've watched mine carrying in his lunchbox to school and that's all he does - swing his lunch around, his backpack, narrowly avoiding bopping other kids as he spins around happily. I tried cling wrap over some yogurt once -- lets just say that it didn't go well ;)

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Ha! Pigs Do Fly - the thing is, my son has learned the hard way that swinging his lunchbox all over tarnation causes his food to not look so nice when he goes to eat. ;-) So he's pretty careful with it. At least prior to lunch he's careful, after lunch all bets are off. :p

Fill your belly and SAVE said... [Reply to comment]

Salsa recipe please YUM

Cranky Apple said... [Reply to comment]

I love your ideas! What do you do with the scraps after you cut out all the cute shapes?

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Cranky Apple, thanks! The scraps don't go to waste! For cheese they sometimes get eaten by me or my hovering vultures, um, I mean, darling children. When I can I put them aside for the baby (he's one) since his needs to be cut in tiny nibbles anyway. Sometimes I'll hide the odd pieces under the pretty shapes on top. :)

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