Making Lunch Fun, One Box at a Time

ben·tol·o·gy (ben t äləjē) Noun : The study of making nutritious and fun lunches for my daughters.

I get a lot of inspiration from other blogs. So, in hopes someone might get some inspiration from me, I've decided to post some pictures here.

This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.Proverbs 3:7-9

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tom the Turkey

Every since I saw this adorable turkey lunch at Bento for Kidlet, I have been looking forward to recreating it.   I used dough presses to make the turkey feathers and then just added a bit of the heal of the bread for his head. 

  • 2 dough-press sandwiches decorated to look like the feathers of the turkey.   As mentioned above, the turkey's head is just a piece I cut from the heel of the bread and decorated with food safe markers, icing eyes and a carrot nose.
  • Red and Green Grapes with a "Give Thanks" cupcake pick
  • Carrots with ranch
  • Hershey kisses
  • Lunchbox Love Note from the Thanksgiving series
Here are some of the items, or similar items, I used when creating this lunch: 

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  1. So what type of sandwich is it? Does your kids have a preference? Do you ever mix it up and give them a "curve ball" sandwich...

    1. This sandwich is peanut butter and jelly. But, I made a second version that was turkey and cheese that worked just as well. My youngest will ONLY eat peanut butter and jelly or peanut butter and honey. She doesn't like cold meat so she doesn't like any meat in a sandwich at school. My older daughter is much for flexible and will eat any kind of sandwich I make her.

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  3. I love the idea of using a dough press! I have never thought of that before (probably because I am surrounded by cookie cutters)

  4. Cute! I like the way you added color to his feathers.

  5. Fantastic lunch. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Just wanted to say that I check your blog on a weekly basis and I love it. I just created my own blog displaying the bento lunches and cute food that I create for my daughter..check me out sometimes