Well, it has been an entire month since I posted. It has actually been a month since I’ve even managed to back up my iPhone photos, even though I have so many lunches photographed and edited and ready to post. I’ll blame my hectic job schedule, with the late nights and too much travel, but the honest truth is, if posting is important to me, I just have to make it happen. I am on break on one such late night call right now and am squeezing this in! Halloween and Fall are easy targets in my cache of photos, so here you go… drumroll please….here are many, but not all, of the Halloween and fall lunches I have made in the last several weeks!
First up is a Halloween lunch with some fun goodies from home. The main course is tortilla pinwheels with whole wheat tortilla and low-fat cheese. They are skewered on picks… I especially like the one that looks like a nail! She also has a little cup of homemade pumpkin seeds and a monster claw I made in the large compartment. The monster claw is a pretzel stick stuck in a candy mold… these things were a bit tedious to make, but were a big hit with the kids. She also has grapes and some jello.
This awesome bat sandwich made Little Dude’s day. He has a cheese sandwich with little bat cheese cutouts, grapes, apples, jello, pumpkin seeds, and a monster claw.
This jack-o-lantern cheese sandwich was served with carrots, red bell pepper, low-fat ranch dip, plums, blueberries, and apple cobbler that my friend made.
This Laptop Lunches bento has fall-shaped cheese and crackers, berries, cucumber, grape tomatoes, and jello with Halloween sprinkles.
Little Dude picked out this lunch himself and helped a bunch with the prep. He has a bat car with cheese cutouts, grapes, strawberries, and pineapple. This lunch is served in his Spider-Man bento.
Yet another Jack-o-lantern sandwich… this time with bat cheese. Can’t you see the creative juices flowing? I also packed pirate booty and apple slices.
Here is another fall-shapes cheese and crackers lunch. Girlie also has cucumber, yellow bell pepper, plum, pear, and some graham cracker cookies.
This is a fall snack box that I packed for the first day of fall… yeah, 2 months ago. It is in a PlanetBox Shuttle and has ants on a log, waffle pretzels, FALL letter cookies, and a cheese stick.
This snack box has cheese, pears, grapes, and a maple creme cookie. YUM!
So, I hope you enjoyed my long and long-overdue post! I swear I am still packing lunches and snacks for the kids every day (except when I am away, of course) and even photographing them. It is the last few steps that have been escaping me. Please wish me lunch wrapping up this project so I can get some sanity back, and in exchange, I wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgivukkah!
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