Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Star Student Yumbox

The little guy was so happy with his Star Student lunch on Monday that he asked me to make him another one today.  Well, you bet I will!! So, today I'm sending his Yumbox. If you missed my review of the Yumbox, you can read it HERE

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This lunch is packed in the Yumbox.

*star shaped Applegate ham
*sweet corn with carrot rounds on top ( I used an extra small star cutter to cut out the centers of the carrots. The official taste tester, our poodle, gobbled up the tiny star centers.)
*pretzel balls
*strawberries, blueberries, and a slice of starfruit
*Yoplait yogurt with a frozen blue Trix yogurt star in the middle (We love Trix yogurt because it has no artificial colors, flavors, or other yucky stuff.) I used a star shaped silicone jello mold to freeze the  Trix yogurt, and then, after frozen, I added it on top of the other yogurt. The yogurt star will thaw by
lunchtime and helps to keep the other yogurt cold.
*Craisins in the treat/dip cup
*linked to: Five Little Chefs/ Fantastic Thursday
                  Eats Amazing/ Fun Food Friday

Starfruit is not usually a fruit that Z eats with gusto. I love it, but he always says that it tastes bitter to him. I've been on a mission lately to get him to eat a wider variety of fruit and veggies. He's very agreeable to trying new foods, which is great, but fruits that are bitter or sour don't appeal to him as much. So, I sprinkled a tiny bit of all-natural Stevia sweetener on the starfruit and gave him some. His response... "I love this fruit, Mom!" Hmmmm....while I don't expect starfruit to replace the strawberries, grapes, or apples that he loves so much, I may try to add it into our fruit rotation more.

Some of the things, or similar things, that I used to make this lunch:

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous lunch, I love how you've managed to get so many stars in one box! I'll be looking out for star fruit, I don't think my little one has ever tried it, and it's always good to find new things to try.
    Thank you for linking up at Fun Food Friday!