My healthy lunch plates were featured on the Dr. Oz show today (May 22nd). It was really such an honour and I couldn't be more excited. I was also asked to make a cute food tutorial for their website! I made this adorable butterfly plated lunch for them:
To see this cute food tutorial, visit the Dr. Oz website HERE!
This past weekend was a holiday long weekend here in Canada. Monday was Victoria Day in honour of Queen Victoria. I made the kiddos this really fun lunch, inspired by that day. Please visit Canadian Family to find out how I made it!
Happy Sunday everyone! So sorry about the lack of posts lately, but I'm really working hard on getting my new site up and running and it seems to take quite a bit of my time. I'm really going to try hard and step up my game, lol. Here are some recent bento boxes that my kiddos have enjoyed:
Here are a couple almost matching bento boxes for the kids afternoon nutrition breaks. These were packed in a couple new boxes I recently received. One section held a panda bear sandwich made with the CuteZCute cutter set. The other section held fresh strawberries, sliced cucumbers and carrots (Kirsten's were cut into flowers). I added bear picks to Cam's lunch and panda bear picks to Kirsten's.
Here's a sweet little ladybug lunch for Kirsten's afternoon nutrition break packed in a Trudeau Fuel Everest sandwich box. She had a scalloped cut square sandwich with a cute piece of ladybug baran on top. There were 2 silicone muffin cups, 1 with sliced baby carrots, and 1 with fresh strawberries with ladybug picks. I added some sliced cucumbers to finish it off.
This was a really easy morning nutrition break for Cam packed in our blue steeltainer snack container. One section held some fresh kiwi slices and sliced strawberries with a lion pick. The other section held a rectangle silicone muffin cup with a sliced cereal bar.
And finally, another really easy morning nutrition break for Cam packed in our 4-square lock and lock container. I put some green silicone muffin cups in 2 of the squares to add some colour. The squares held a sliced granola bar, fresh red grapes, a minigo yogurt, and some pretzel twists.
Here are the supplies I used to make these lunches:
After the snow storm we had this past weekend, I'm not entirely sure that Spring is here, lol. Regardless, the trees have begun to bloom and the birdies are busy making nests and laying eggs. The flowering crab apple trees were my inspiration for this cute lunch and you can get all the details at Canadian Family.
First off, Happy Mother's Day to all my readers! I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing day. Today is my hubby's birthday too (Happy Birthday!!!), so I will be sharing this day with him. We have a very busy day planned with the kids and a few surprises planned too! I wanted to share some recent photos I've taken of the kids and I from instagram. I'm loving that I'm finally taking more pictures of me with my kids. With my DSLR, I'm always the one taking the pictures, and seldom in the pictures. Using instagram has enabled me to quickly capture those moments that I was missing before. I love it.
Now onto the bento boxes! These are all from the archives because I didn't take any pictures of my kiddo's lunches this week. We're doing some renovations around the house, and it's been a crazy hectic week. Here's hoping I can get my act together this week, lol!
First up is this sweet little May Flowers afternoon bento in an EasyLunchboxes bright container. The largest section held 4 flower cut jam sandwiches, and the other sections held checkerboard cut cucumbers, and a flower silicone muffin cup filled with blueberries.
This fun little bento was for Cam's afternoon nutrition break and packed in a blue two-tier bento box. The top tier held a fishie-shaped container filled with sliced baby carrots and an icing eye, and colourful goldfish crackers. The bottom tier held a circle cut chicken sandwich with 3 marble cheese fishies on top, and a silicone muffin cup filled with sliced pears.
This simple little snack bento was for Kirsten's morning nutrition break and packed in our steeltainer snack container. One section held an oatmeal bar, and the other section held flower-cut cantaloupe, sliced kiwis and blueberries with 2 cute flower picks.
This easy little two-tier orange bento was for Kirsten's morning nutrition break. The top tier held fresh blueberries with a cute giraffe pick. The bottom tier held a silicone muffin cup filled with a sliced cheesestring and a sliced cereal bar.
And finally, an afternoon nutrition break bento for Kirsten packed in our goodbyn bynto container. The top section held 2 purple flower silicone muffin cups with sliced baby carrots and sliced cucumbers. The middle section held a whole wheat wrap with chicken, lettuce and cheese, held together with a cute elephant pick. The bottom section held 3 fresh strawberries.
These are the supplies I used to make these lunches:
With Mother's day coming up this weekend, I really wanted to do something special with my kids. They're at that precious age right now where they are so curious about life and absorbing everything that is going on around them. I thought it would be fun to whip up a cute little sheet with questions all about me. I pulled each kiddo aside separately last night and had them answer my questions. I just love their answers of the innocence of them. I will surely treasure these answers for years to come. Check out the questionnaire I made:
I love this mother's day questionnaire so much, I wanted to share it with you guys too. I purchased all the clip art from the fabulous Miss Tiina (I just adore her work)!
Want to see what my kiddos think about me?? Here you go....
So cute! Even if my son thinks I'm 40,000 years old and weigh 40,000 pounds! Gotta love him, lol.
Do you want your own copy to print out? Click on the link HERE to download. I hope you guys love this as much as I do and you're able to get some fabulous answers from your kiddos! Enjoy and Happy Mother's Day!!!
Yay! Spring weather has finally arrived. The old saying is true, April showers do bring May flowers. We've got buds popping up everywhere and I couldn't be happier. I made this sweet little lunch for my kiddos to celebrate this. To get the details, please visit Canadian Family.
Happy Sunday!! It has been a gorgeous weekend here, and I just love it! We had snow for WAY too long and I'm just loving this Spring weather. Here are some recent bento boxes that my kiddos have enjoyed at school:
This really cute panda bento was for Cam's afternoon nutrition break. I used my nesting scalloped square cutters to cut out a ham sandwich and placed a piece of panda baran on top. He had 2 silicone muffin cups - 1 with sliced baby carrots and 1 with 2 fresh strawberries with panda picks in the top. I finished the lunch off with 4 slices of cucumber.
This cute little giraffe bento was for Kirsten's morning nutrition break and packed in our yellow lunchbots pico container. One section held an oatmeal breakfast bar with some mini pretzel twists. The other section held some fresh pineapple rings (sliced in half) and some fresh blueberries with a cute giraffe pick.
This fun 'under the sea' bento was for Cam's afternoon nutrition break and was packed in our blue tier-two bento box. The top tier held some sliced cucumber and sliced carrots with a cute octopus pick. The bottom tier held a silicone muffin cup with whole wheat crackers, sliced pepperoni, and a babybel cheese with a cute little fishie cut out of the wax.
This little rainbow bento was for Kirsten's afternoon nutrition break and is also packed in our blue two-tier bento box. I used my nesting scalloped circle cutters to cut a chicken sandwich and placed some rainbow and cloud baran on top for instant decoration. I also put some mini pretzel twists and a babybel cheese with a cloud shape cut out of the wax in the bottom tier. The top tier held some sliced cucumbers and sliced baby carrots.
And finally, a morning nutrition break bento for Kirsten packed again, in our blue two-tier bento box. The top tier held some fresh blueberries with a cute koala bear pick. The bottom tier held a silicone muffin cup with yogurt-covered blueberries, and an oatmeal bar.
Here are the supplies I used to make these lunches:
Hi! My name is Jill. I'm married to a wonderful man, James, and we have 2 fantastic children - Kirsten and Camden. I love crafting with my kiddos, creating super fun lunches for them in the kitchen and taking pictures of them. This blog is a place for me to share all these things. I hope you enjoy!
I'd love to hear from you! Please email me at jillianr at shaw.ca