Now that kids are settling into a new school year, let’s talk about Creative School Lunches! Now, we don’t mean creative as in works of art, necessarily, but if you want to see some amazing works of lunch art check these out.
Now, what we at Oopsy Daisy mean by Creative School Lunches is something a little new. Something a little different. Something in addition to the predictable tuna sandwich. Start with our Pinterest board of A+ Back-to-School lunches. Here’s a highlight of some of our favorites:
Butterfly Baggies: Lay a slide-lock plastic baggie flat. Gather the middle of it and clip with a clothespin. Fill the “wings” with grapes, pretzels, or other small healthy treats. You can even do two different treats, one in each wing. Zip the bag shut and decorate the clothespin. Bonus: the pin is reusable!
Pizza Muffins: Divide refrigerated pizza dough into balls large enough to fill cupcake pan openings. Fill each individual pan about 3/4 full. Top refrigerated pizza dough with sauce, cheese, and any pizza toppings your kids love. Bake according to package directions. Yum! Bonus: these freeze well, so you can make some for now, some for later.
Banana Dog: This one is so, so easy and so, so smart! Peel a banana and put it, hot-dog like, into a bun. Top with strawberry jelly and a smear of peanut butter (or treat your kid and use chocolate-nut butter!). Bonus: your kid will be the talk of the table.
On Saturdays, celebrate the weekend with our favorite creative lunch tip: a personalized placemat. At Oopsy Daisy, we have hundreds–hundreds!–to choose from. So take a look and find the sports, colors, activities, or animals your kid loves most. Then serve up lunch atop it. Bonus: nothing makes a kids feel more special than personalized art.