I do love to create a little surprise for the Mini Mes to discover each day at school.
Something to look forward to and a nice reminder that I am thinking about them and their day even though I'm not there in person.
Such a small thing like making food fun can make such a big difference to a child - I do hope that my attempts put a smile on their faces every lunch time!
I certainly enjoy creating their meals and trying to come up with imaginative new ideas for them to explore.
Today's lunch is bear themed...
For the sandwich (ham) I used 3 different sized circular cutters to create a head, snout and ears.
The snout is made from cheese and I've added eyes and a nose of raisins.
The crisps are prawn flavour Pom-Bears
The dessert is a chocolate Barny bear sponge
I've added a cheese bear (made with a shaped cutter) and some raisins into a pot which Jamster will no doubt pretend are bear droppings and find hilarious!
I've added apple slices on bear food picks
I've also added a yogurt and orange juice in their lunch bags.
We met Barny bear at Lollibop over the summer and this themed lunch box was inspired by the great day out that we had as a family at the festival.
What inspires you when creating meals?
*This post is an entry for BritMums ‘Little Adventures Challenge’ in partnership with Barny, the bear-shaped snack providing a little discovery in every bite. Find out more about Barny here: www.barnyworld.co.uk*