I don't make many cutesy lunches anymore because my little guy has moved on to a more mature style lunch (unhappy face) and because of lack of time on my part. Boo!!! But, his class is studying about different types of bears, so I decided he needed a bear themed lunch for today...well, sorta a bear themed lunch. Ok, a bear face sandwich. He got a bear face sandwich for lunch. I do kinda miss making the fun, cutesy lunches for him, so maybe I'll start throwing one in every once and a while.
This lunch has my homemade spinach/artichoke dip in it. I made a huge bowl of it over the weekend. My kids love this stuff. The little guy will eat it with a spoon. It's yummo!!! He prefers it over the Ranch dips. Hey....veggies go down much easier when there a delish dip on hand, right? I wish I had a real recipe to share, but I've been making this for so long, I literally throw the mixings in a bowl without thinking about it. The closest recipe to mine that I could find is this one HERE from King's Hawaiian. It has all the ingredients that mine has. I also add salt, pepper, and garlic to mine. I use full fat mayo and sour cream, and I use a really good quality Parmesan cheese. If I have them, I'll add a few green onions.
This is great with veggies, of course, but we also love it with tortilla chips, crackers, and King's Hawaiian bread. It's fabulous as a spread on a ham and cheese sandwich, and my hubby loves it on a chicken tortilla wrap. Ok, it's basically fabulous any way you eat it. Go make some, y'all!!!!
This lunch is packed in EasyLunchboxes.
- peanut butter and strawberry all-fruit spread sandwich- I used a small bear shaped cutter in the center of the bread and used 2 candy eyes and a chocolate chip for the face.
- veggie chips
- baby carrots and zucchini chips with spinach/artichoke dip
- Brothers-All-Natural freeze dried fruit mixture- bananas, raspberries, mango, blackberries
- golden raisins and Happy Melts organic yogurt drops in the blue container
Some of the things, or similar things, that I used to make this lunch: