Monday, September 22, 2014

Healthy Lunches- Tinkerbell Lunch

The goal of today's lunch was to be as fresh as possible, without losing the fun factor that helps my daughter eat all of her lunch. When I am matching up fresh and fun to a Disney character, I think Tinkerbell, so she was my jumping point. I included fresh fruit and veggies, with a twist to help them get eaten.

You will need:

  • peanut butter and jelly or other sandwich
  • flower cookie cutter
  • oranges
  • green pepper slices
  • grape or cherry tomatoes
  • string cheese 
  • tooth picks

There are few things my 5-year-old loves more than baby kebabs. You add a couple of things to a toothpick and suddenly it becomes way more delicious. I used this to my advantage in my cute tomato and cheese toadstools. I cut the tomatoes in half to make them look more like toadstool and put extra pieces of cheese on the tomatoes to give them little spots.

The green bell pepper and oranges I left simply sliced for munching, I usually include some Greek yogurt for dipping and to encourage eating her veggies. The sandwich was simple, all I did was use a cookie cutter to cut it into a large flower shape.

This lunch is one of my favorites because it took very little prep work, but she still ate it as well as any of the others.

Remember to head over to Intermountain Healthcare's LiVe Well Facebook page to enter to win your own Lunch Blox between now and the end of September. Check back tomorrow for another healthy princess lunch!

How do you get your picky eater to eat their lunch?
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Masshole Mommy said...

What a cute idea. My niece loves Tinkerbell!

bxcrochet said...

That is such a cute lunch. My daughter would be all over that flower sandwich.

Michelle F.

Colette S said...

Y'all are so creative. I just put good and healthy food together in a bag :)

Love the idea.

Meagan Wied said...

My toddler loves tinker bell so this is perfect for her.

Caitlin Fore said...

Another adorable lunch!! You are too cute! Love this one too!

Danielle said...

That lunch looks so cute I wonder if my son would like this. I might try this in his next lunch that I made him for school.

Payal Bansal said...

My sister and I spent an hour creating a beautiful looking healthy lunch for my niece, with all the healthy veggies we could include. SHe came back and said, It was too cute, that I couldnt eat it at all :/

Kids are kids

Ckrusch said...

That lunch looks so cute I might try this next lunch that I make him for school.

Alyssa Collazo said...

That is so cute! My girls are obsessed with Tinkerbell, I'm going to have to make this for them

Jhady said...

I have a hard time making lunch for my picky eater 6 yr old son. Maybe a little creativeness will help. I love how you make your daughters lunch. They are healthy and attractive.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That is beyond adorable! This big girl wants to eat it. Ha!

mail4rosey said...

Adding a yogurt dip to encourage good eating is smart. My teen will eat any veggie if she's got ranch to dip it in. ;)

Katrina Gehman said...

i love that sandwich! my oldest LOVES veggies, it's so nice that she eats so healthy.

Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack said...

Oh my gosh, my kids would be so happy with that lunch.