Monday, September 6, 2010

Lunch Box Fun - Cheese Garden

Wilson - I loved my cheese garden!!

Yes, tough as nails Wilson loved the cheese garden I packed in his lunch box. After reading my last lunch box post, a couple people asked about getting kids to eat their veggies. I've got lots of tricks. Here is a quick one and I will share more later...

Slice a block of cheese and a cucumber into nice, thick slices.


Use a cookie cutter or a knife to slice the cheese into flower shapes. They can even be round, square or triangles. If you call them flowers, they will look like flowers.


Next, cut a "V" out of the cucumbers. Take out a couple of uncooked spaghetti noodles and break them into pieces a few inches long.


Use the spaghetti noodle to connect the cheese and the cucumber. If you make these the night before or they sit in a lunch box for a long time, the noodle will get soft, so either lie them flat in the lunch box or warn your sweetie that the flower will likely wilt while waiting for lunch. Regardless of that sad fact, it is so much safer than using a toothpick. For young children or adults. Just ask Steven Anderson...


A Cheese Garden!


I do have some hints for packing celery and carrots...and unlike the cheese garden there is more than just cosmetics involved...I can actually make them taste better! I'll get to that in the next couple of days.

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  1. I love this! How creative are you??? :) Can't wait to do that for my kids when they are old enough :)

  2. LOVE this! I'm making this for my kids this week. I love your blog!