Saturday, February 28, 2015

Healthy heart Yumbox...

Hi Friends! I cannot believe today is the last day of February. I have one more heart themed lunch to share with you to support February as the American Heart Association's healthy heart month. Better late than never, huh? The AHA promotes Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. So, please take care of your ticker, Friends! Lots of healthy foods to help my little guy's heart packed in the Yumbox today.

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This lunch is packed in the Yumbox.
  • triple-decker Natural Selects ham and cheddar cheese heart sandwich on whole grain bread
  • sweet peas with 2 heart shaped carrots
  • Rold Gold honey wheat pretzels
  • Yoplait dye-free yogurt with strawberry heart center
  • sliced strawberries
  • heart shaped jelly beans

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

Friday, February 6, 2015

Qt pie lunch...

Hearts make such a cute lunch, don't they? Luckily, my little guy loves hearts, and he doesn't mind them in his lunch. February is the month where hearts are everywhere, aren't they? Hearts in February are usually associated with Valentine's Day, but I love hearts in Februay for another reason. February is the month that the American Heart Association has set aside as healthy heart month. And, heart health is very important to me. I love to make heart themed lunches in February to support this worthy cause. So, I like to do several heart lunches throughout the month.

We have this candy store here in the M-town that is A-MA-ZING. Dinstuhls's makes all homemade candies that are devine. In February, they feature milk chocolate covered strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, and I love, love, love the strawberries! The hubs always picks up a couple of boxes of each for me us. Dinstuhl's also had these milk chocolate hearts with strawberry cream center, and he picked some of these up for the boys. They were pretty yummy, too. It's a good thing these candies are only available around Valentine's waistline would be in trouble!

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This lunch is packed in Easy Lunch Boxes.
  • Applegate bologna and cheddar cheese sandwich- I used a small heart shaped cutter on the top piece of bread and put the candy heart in the cutout area.
  • Dinstuhl's milk chocolate heart with strawberry cream center
  • Pirate's Booty white cheddar puffs
  • natural applesauce with strawberry heart
  • green beans with Ranch dressing on the "Qt pie" box

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

Monday, February 2, 2015

Heart fairy bread sandwich...

There's lotsa love in the lunchbox today. My little guy loves fairy bread sandwiches, and I haven't made one for him in a very long time. I came across these cute heart shaped sprinkles on sale at Hobby Lobby the other day, and they very quickly found their way into my shopping basket. So, heart sprinkles....heart shaped cutter....all added up to a heart shaped fairy bread sammy. These are fun and easy little sandwiches to make, and kids LOVE them.

What you need to make a fairy bread sandwich: 
Two slices of bread
Soft fillings (PB&J, Sunbutter, cream cheese & jelly, Nutella, etc.)
Medium cookie cutter, any shape
Small cookie cutter, any shape, about an inch in diameter
Sprinkles, nonpareils, jimmies, sanding sugar

1. Use the medium sized cutter on each slice of bread.
2. Use the small cutter to cut out the center of one of the slices of bread.
3. Assemble the sandwich, then, fill the cavity with your sprinkles of choice.
Easy peasy!!

I chose to use the same shape medium and small cutter. But, you could mix up the shapes (heart shaped sandwich with butterfly cutout, i.e.) and make many cute fairy bread sandwich designs. You could easily adapt this sandwich for any occasion or holiday by changing up the cutter and sprinkles.

This is also a great sandwich to let the kidlets help out- it's easy, fun, and isn't too messy. My little guy loves to help out when I make them.

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This lunch is packed in the Goodbyn Bynto.
  • peanut butter and strawberry all-fruit spread heart shaped fairy bread sandwich
  • Balsamic grilled chicken strips hiding under the sandwich and napkin- This was the last of the Balsamic chicken that I bought at Whole Foods the other day. (See previous post.)
  • Rold Gold mini pretzels
  • Motts natural applesauce with a strawberry heart
  • cantaloupe cubes
  • baby carrots with Ranch dressing in the "luv u" box for dipping

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